August 28, 1940 – March 18, 2022
On March 18, 2022, Liza Gholson entered into eternal rest surrounded by her family at her residence. Mom fought a good fight. She finished her course and she kept the faith, henceforth, is laid up for her a crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous, he gives her at the day.
Liza retired from Petersburg General Hospital (Southside Regional Medical Center), she started working there in 1972 and retired in 2002. She had 31 years of service.
Liza was born on August 28, 1940 in Dinwiddie County, VA, to the late Cassie Neal and Drewer Hinton Neal. At a young age Mom was a member of Marmora Baptist Church, and she later joined First Baptist Church, Harrison Street.
Liza was a faithful and longstanding member of First Baptist Church of Petersburg, VA, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Tillman, pastor. She loved the Lord, her family and her grandchildren. She had a love for singing in the Cathedral Choir, reading the Bible, and listening to gospel music. She also enjoyed going to church, reading the newspaper, sitting on the front porch watching the cars go by. She was the matriarch and guiding light for our family. She will be surely missed.
In addition to her parents, Liza was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Alice Pride, Betty Barnes, and Irene Lewis; her brothers, Carle Neal and Wilbert Neal; two great grandchildren, Vat Quan Neal and Zykiria Neal.
Liza leaves to cherish her memory: a devoted daughter, Brenda Gholson-Spencer and caregiver Michael Spencer; three devoted sons, William Gholson, Clifford Neal (Deanna Neal), and Sandy Harris Gholson; grandchildren, Latres Neal, Clifton Neal, Joshua Neal, Chris Fields, Cornelius Jackson, Sandy Harris, Jr., Ja’Vonda Wyche and Keanon Wyche; one sister, Lula Lucas; two brothers, Albert Neal and Aaron Neal (devoted Virgie); devoted niece, Frances Jerningan; devoted sister-in-law, Jessie Neal; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A special thanks to the Adult Health Care Solutions-Florence Goodwyn, Izon Johnson and staff, devoted caregiver, Renee Jones, Kindred Hospice and the Virginia Cancer Institute.