On Thursday, November 9, 2023, Louise Compton Via of Floyd, Va. passed away at age 86 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on July 27, 1937 to the late Ward and Minnalee Compton.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Theodore Via, Jr.; son, Gerald; infant daughter, Suzie Lee; sisters: Patsy Cockram, Ruby Vest, and Hazel Howery; and brother, Bruce Compton.
She is survived by her son, Mark (Karen) Via of Floyd, daughter, Sarah (Michael) Browning of Copper Hill, and daughter-in-law, Vicky Via of Roanoke. Her grandchildren include: Melissa Johnson of Fincastle, Angela (Mike) Myers of Floyd, Patricia Moore of Roanoke, Laura Lee (Brandon) Allen of Floyd, Ryan (Sarah) Browning of Troutville, and Matthew (Stephanie) Browning of Troutville. Great-Grandchildren: Ashleigh, Emma, and Eli Johnson; Trevan (Chloe) Via; Kaylee Myers; Ashby Moore; Addison, Nash, Tucker, and Sada Allen; Abigail, Hannah, and Peyton Browning; and Elliana, Adelyn Louise, and Myra Jane Browning. Also a special sister, Lucy (Charles) McAlexander.
She was passionate about her family and most enjoyed moments with everyone gathered around her kitchen table. Louise was a classy lady, always adorned with lipstick and a smile. She was known by her community as the “Stanley Lady,” having sold Stanley Home Products for over 50 years. Not only was she a passionate saleswoman but she most cherished the relationships she made along the way. She was a member of Floyd Baptist Church, loved her church family and friends, and especially her relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Her visitation will be held at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd on Saturday, November 11th, 2023 from 4-7pm. Funeral services will be conducted by grandson, Matthew Browning on Sunday, November 12th, 2023 at 3:00pm. Interment will follow at Lee Cemetery at Tuggles Gap.
We are extremely grateful and indebted to her wonderful caregivers. The family also expresses deep appreciation to the staff of Carilion Clinic Hospice-NRV.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be to the Lee Cemetery Tuggles Gap, mailed to 426 Via Drive, Floyd, VA.