Thelma Elaine Gammon


In Loving

Thelma Elaine Gammon

August 20, 1953 – January 12, 2021

Thelma Elaine Gammon, 67, of Bumpass entered heaven on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Thelma was preceded in death by her father Johnny Apperson and survived by her mother Betty Dunivan.  She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband John Gammon (Ned); sons John Gammon (China) and Kevin Gammon; her daughter Debbie Hess (Eugene); three sisters Teresa Hughes (Sammy), Cindy Pritchett (Hoy), and Lisa Greene (Robbie).  Elaine had eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; she had numerous nieces and nephews.

Elaine was retired from Virginia Correctional Center for Woman with 30 years of service.  She retired to be home with her loving husband and to watch her great grandchild Aliyah Rae to whom both brought her so much joy. Elaine was a devoted and loving wife of 50 wonderful years, mother, daughter, sister, Aunt, Nana, and friend to many.  She was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church.  Elaine had the biggest heart and loved everyone and always wanted to help everyone. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Graveside services, conducted by Pastor Karen Witt, will be held at 1:00pm Monday, January 18th at the Gammon-Lloyd family cemetery, Bumpass.



  1. Erica Hess January 17, 2021 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    My nana was such an amazing person. She brought so much joy to our lives. I’m so honored she decided to babysit Aliyah Rae and have that bond with her for almost 2 years. Aliyah adored her nana and papa. We miss you so much nana

    • Christina Pettis January 17, 2021 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      My condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

  2. Gayle Smith January 17, 2021 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Debbie & family I’m so sorry to hear about Elaine. She had such a great smile & was so loved by many within the DOC family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  3. Teresa Hess January 17, 2021 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Elaine, was such a wonderful person. Always a smile on her face. She loved her grandchildren so much. She will truly be missed.

  4. Patricia Miller January 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Elaine was my cousin and we spent many hours together in our youth. Had some good times and bad, but Elaine has always been kind and had a big heart. Praying for the family as I know this will leave a huge void in their lives. Remember her in your hearts and know that we will all meet again in heaven. God Bless you!

  5. Allen & Minnie Sturgill January 17, 2021 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Elaine was always so nice to us, always had a smile and kind words . We know our Lord will carry you through the days ahead. With love and prayers, Allen and Minnie Sturgill

  6. Deborah Tiller January 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Elaine was a great friend who truly loved her family. I know Ned and the children are going to need everyone’s prayers to help them with such heartache. I know many words of sympathy will be said and we will offer help in any way; please accept and let us know what we can do. Remember we will all meet again one sweet day.

  7. Preston Gammon January 17, 2021 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are for Ned and the family in the days ahead. Preston and Kenneth Gammon

  8. William t couto sr January 17, 2021 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Such a nice person. Elaine rest in peace

  9. Antonio Collins January 17, 2021 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Mrs . Gammon was an amazing person she kept a smile on her face , when i used to come in at VCCW she always made sure we saw each other an i used to come to her office if i was having a rough day she will truly be missed

  10. Mary Worrell January 17, 2021 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Elaine’s office at VCCW was always a haven. She was was such a great person with a huge heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ned and the family.

  11. Gail Atkinson January 17, 2021 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with Ned and all Elaine’s family and friends. She is at rest and in pain no more. For that I am grateful; and may it bring you some comfort and peace. All my love, Gail Atkinson

  12. Cil and Ron Brooks January 18, 2021 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Elaine was such a wonderful person.She always was so nice to me .She was a true good-hearted lady.I will miss her beautiful smile.May God be with Ned,Kevin,John and Debbie and their families. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Sallie Knight January 18, 2021 at 2:57 am - Reply

    My condolences and prayers goes out to Mrs Gammon family and friends. I used to work at VCCW. She was a very nice lady and if she could help you in any way she did.Lord lift this family up and give them peace Lord🙏🏼🙌🏼🙏🏼RIP Mrs Gammon😇

  14. Sharon Baker January 18, 2021 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Mrs. Gammon was a sweetheart she always had a calm demeanor. Mrs. Hess I’m truly sorry for your family loss. Your mother and daughter relationship was everything. I know she will be truly miss.

  15. Sandra Grooms January 19, 2021 at 12:14 am - Reply

    My condolences and prayers to Ned and all of Elaine’s family. She was such a wonderful person always had a smile and so good hearted. Ya’ll will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. June Parrish Perkins January 19, 2021 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Elaine’s death. Many condolences to the family. Prayers for strength, comfort & peace during these days.

Leave A Comment