Nolie Giles Markham, 89 of Bedford, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at her residence. She went home to be with the Lord and to join her husband, Bill Markham and daughter, Peggy Jo Tyler, both of whom she missed dearly. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Walter & Mary Giles, her brothers, Otis, Claude, Russell, Nelson, Grover, Henry and Irvin Giles; her sisters, Rachel Fore, Lena Webber, Merlin Martin and Nannie Robbins; her sons-in-law, Mike Harris & Bobby Joe Tyler and her former husband, Joe Boothe.
Nolie will be missed and remembered by her loving daughters, Debbie Harris, Linda Boothe, Karen Harris & son-in-law, Jimmy; her grandson, Zachary Harris & girlfriend, Katie Smith; her sister, Vivian Walker; step-daughter, Pam Mutter & husband, Ronnie; step-sons, Jeff Markham, Greg Markham as well as numerous nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.
The family would like to acknowledge Legacy Hospice, CVS Pharmacy staff on Longwood Avenue, Dr. Diane Rowell & staff, hairdresser, Debbie Gardner & Rev. Michael Cox & wife, Connie for their continued support and compassionate care of our mom.
The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford and a funeral service will follow at 12:30 PM in the chapel with Rev. Michael Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park. Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to Suck Spring Baptist Church, 3887 Jopling Road, Bedford, VA 24523.
Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.