lmeda Mae ‘Amy’ LaRoche, 96, passed away suddenly in Lawrenceville on Friday evening, March 22, 2019. She was born in Princess Anne County to the late Alexander and Amanda Gilbert.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joann Troyer. Amy was the last of her generation having outlived her nine siblings.
She was a very generous woman who never met a stranger. Amy was a current member of La Crosse Baptist Church in La Crosse and previous member of Norview Baptist and Princess Anne Plaza Baptist churches. She loved dancing, music, bowling and riding on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. She loved making Christmas trees and worked as a machinist with General Foam.
She is survived by her husband, Jack LaRoche; four children, Esther Mast, Pat Carroll, James Truman and Shirley Ellis; and 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, at the funeral home chapel with burial following in Rosewood Memorial Park. After the services, a reception will follow at Lisa Hill’s house in Virginia Beach.
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