Irene Driskill Carmichael

Irene Driskill Carmichael, 95, of 164 Rhonda Road, Rustburg died Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late James Lester Carmichael.

She was born August 5, 1923 in Campbell County, a daughter of the late Oather Herman Driskill and Ida Jane Driskill. She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Rustburg and a past seamstress and caregiver.

She is survived by a son, Clifton Carmichael and his wife, Lynn of Gladys; one daughter, Regina C. Dickerson and her husband, Gary of Long Island; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and thirteen great-great grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joan C. Bryant; one granddaughter, Judy L. Bryant; and three brothers, Russell, George and Melvin Driskill.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Rustburg by Pastor Bill Evans and Pastor Steve Kidd with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the church and other times at the residence.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 5662 Red House Rd., Rustburg, VA 24588.

Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Gladys is in charge of arrangements.

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