Vanada Lynn Copeland Lanzillotti
LANZILLOTTI, Vanada Lynn Copeland, of Midlothian, departed this life on February 5, 2020. She was born and raised in Pavo, Georgia. She was predeceased by her parents, Raymond Ellis Copeland and Leona Hart Copeland. She is survived by her sisters, Vara Browning, Vivian Norman (Jimmie) and Velma Nelson, all of Pavo, Georgia. She is also survived by her husband of 60 years, Harry Lanzillotti; her children, Lora Lanzillotti Smith (Glenn), Copeland Lanzillotti (Courtney), and seven beloved grandchildren: Micah, Caleb (Kendall), and Joshua Smith; Luke and Jesse Lanzillotti; Mason and Carter Hubley, to whom she was known as "Gonga." Vanada Lynn graduated from Moultrie Senior High School and attended Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. She worked as a Paralegal at McGuire Woods for twenty years and for the Virginia State Legislature as a staff member and later as a lobbyist. An active member of Huguenot Road Baptist Church, she enjoyed serving on various committees and as a Bible study leader. Her passion for her Lord was exhibited in the numerous mission trips she took to China, Mexico, Nicaragua and Bland County, Va. and volunteering as a pianist for Morningside Assisted Living for nearly eighteen years. She was an avid tennis player for over fifty years, especially enjoying luncheons after the games with her Suburban and USTA teams. Vanada Lynn's greatest joy was her family. She loved spending time with her sisters on their family farm in Georgia. Her daughter and son brought her happiness daily with phone calls and visits. Always available for any occasion to spend time with her grandchildren, she attended their many activities. She especially loved having them show up unannounced with their friends or to stay overnight. Vanada Lynn's family will receive family and friends at Woody Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on February 11, 2020. A celebration of her life will be held at Huguenot Road Baptist Church at 10 AM on February 12, 2020, followed by interment at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Huguenot Road Baptist Church, Benevolent Fund, 10525 W. Huguenot Rd., North Chesterfield VA 23235 or Pleasant Hill Church, Cemetery Fund, 65 Hart Road, Pavo GA 31778.
Published on February 6, 2020


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Thomas William Baine, V
Mar 02, 2020
Many prayers for the family of my newly found cousin, Vanada. She was an inspiration to me and my family for the short time we knew her. God bless you all during this difficult time.
Dona Harden
Feb 28, 2020
Praying Our Lord wraps you in His mercy. We love you all.
Dona Copeland Harden & Family
Deborah "Deb," Acompora
Feb 13, 2020
Dear Harry, Lora/Family, and Copeland/Family,
It is with great sadness we say goodbye to your Wife and Mom but God promises the World will not end. I am sending my prayers and love to you. Vanada knew how much I loved her. Playing softball with her at the family reunions and just laughing and loving our family when I visited her at the farm. She would pick up one of my children and say "Sweets for the sweetest." xo my family may peace be with her and with you. Amen. Deb