Mary Hope Poole

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Poole, Mary Hope, 104, of Bumpass, Virginia, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Poole; her daughter, Dorothy M. Hardy; two sisters, Bessie Hope Berguin and Nancy Hope Gasser; and three brothers, Thomas Hope, Everette Hope, and John Hope. She is survived by her sister, Lucy Hope Palmes; stepdaughter, Travis Coe; son-in-law, Robert M. Hardy; grandsons, David Hardy (Debbie) and Dean Hardy (Linda); four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary retired from the RF&P Railroad in 1975 and was an active member of Hopeful Baptist Church for over 50 years. She lived at her family home (Belfast Farm, circa 1790) for the majority of her life. Mary took great pride in Belfast which was the site of numerous family reunions and events that created long-lasting memories for all of her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hopeful Baptist Church, 14340 Hopeful Church Road, Montpelier, Virginia 23024. Memorial services will be held at the church on Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m., followed by interment, and a reception in the fellowship hall.