On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Maretha Greenhow slipped into a peaceful sleep. Her life began on March 30, 1937, daughter of the late Ernest & Rosa Harris Tyler.
At an early age, Maretha accepted Christ, was baptized, and joined Chickahominy Baptist Church.
She was educated in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and was employed for many years at the College of William & Mary.
Maretha was preceded in death by her husband, Elihu Greenhow; her only child, Ellen Diane Riddick; four sisters, three brothers, two sisters-in-law, and a brother-in-law. Her loving memories will forever remain with her grandson, Lauren Riddick (Tissany); two great-grandsons, Jayden and Joseph; two devoted sisters, Myrtle Chapman (James) and Sarah Tyler; devoted brother, Charles Tyler; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; son-in-law, Larry Riddick; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and caring friends.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon Tuesday, October 13, 2020, in Whiting’s Chapel. Due to the current health pandemic, only 50 people may be in attendance. Face coverings and social distance are required. Facebook Livestream will be available for this service. Mrs. Greenhow may be viewed on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of her service.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011. whitingsfuneralhome.com
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