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Anne "Bunnie" Vellines Minga

November 20, 1938 — March 1, 2022

Anne “Bunnie” Elizabeth Vellines Minga, 83, of Carrollton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Linwood Vellines and Rosa Mae Crocker Carr.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Samuel Peyton Minga, Sr.  She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Minga Muckelroy and Tammy Minga Spencer (Mike); and son, Samuel Peyton Minga, Jr.; grandchildren, Shelly, Bernard and Brittany; great grandchildren, Ashlynn and Jarren; a nephew and several nieces.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, William E. English.

She retired from Verizon after 28 years of service.  She had a passion for sewing, there was nothing she couldn’t knit or crochet.  She also enjoyed cooking and baking for friends and family.

She was a breast cancer survivor.  Later in life, the decline in her health limited her from doing many of the things she loved.  She did find enjoyment watching the hummingbirds each season, doing her word search puzzles, watching reruns of the “Golden Girls” and most of all enjoy her never ending supply of Dove chocolates.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Riverside Hospice team for their care of our mother and the compassion they displayed to us all.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 9th from 6pm – 7pm at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 10th at 2pm at Central Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Little's Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1515 S Church St, Smithfield, VA 23430

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Graveside Service

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Central Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

10270 Central Hill Rd, Windsor, VA 23487

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