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Emily Noblin

February 25, 1942 — January 3, 2023

N. Dinwiddie (Formerly of Orlando FL)

Emily Mae Noblin, 80, of N. Dinwiddie, Virginia, formerly of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Born In Louisville, Kentucky on February 25, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Richard Harwood and Mary Lewis Roach, and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Walker Noblin.

Emily was a member of Orlando Baptist Church for over 35 years before moving to Virginia, where she became a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She was a self-employed hairdresser, with over 50 years of service to her clients. Golfing was her passion and she continued golfing until she was 77 years old. She also enjoyed reading and adored her beloved cats.

Emily is survived by her daughter, Vanessa Armistead Downey and husband, Darryl; two grandchildren, David Lewis Downey and wife, Tabitha, Travis Jackson Downey; two great-grandchildren, Eli and Emily Downey; sister, Dorothy Frances Barbini; two nieces, Karol Nichols Cairns, Theresa Nichols Mangum and husband, Jimmy; and other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Pine Grove Baptist Church, 22218 Dabney Mill Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Pine Grove Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard.

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