Gracie Tinsley

Obituary of Gracie Davis Tinsley

Gracie Davis Tinsley, 94, of Lynchburg, VA passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Gracie was born in Madison County, VA on July 11, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Annie Grace Lohr Davis. Gracie was preceded in death by her sister, Florence Lucille Davis. Gracie was a devoted wife to Frank Nelson Tinsley for over 55 years until his passing in 2007. She is survived by her loving son, Ed Tinsley and his wife, Mary of Lynchburg, VA, and two grandchildren, Zachary Tinsley (Beka) and Savannah Wilber (Alex), as well as four great-grandchildren (Declan, Brock, Tucker, and Fiona). 

Gracie retired from Randolph-Macon Women’s College after over 30 years working in their business office and spent the final years of her career serving as their Post Mistress. She was a proud member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lynchburg. She was an avid genealogist and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Gracie loved the outdoors and some of her fondest memories were of going camping at Lake Nelson Campground. 

In lieu of flowers please feel free to make memorial contributions to Trinity Episcopal Church, 104 Walnut Hollow Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24503.

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