Theodore Henry Summerville departed this life on March 28, 2020, in his home surrounded by his family, after a lingering illness. He was born on October 17, 1946, to the late Theodore and Winona Summerville.
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Theodore was educated in the Accomack County Schools system and graduated from Mary N. Smith High School. He joined the United States Army in 1966 and served his country in the Vietnam War.
On August 23, 2007, he married his loving and dedicated wife, Shirley Summerville. Theodore was employed until retirement in the poultry industry. He enjoyed racing cars and motorcycles, and in later years, would spend hours working on lawnmowers for neighbors and friends.
Theodore was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Winona Summerville and siblings, Lynwood Davis, Betty Belle, Everette, and Reginald Summerville.
Theodore leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Shirley Summerville of Nelsonia, VA; children, Aretha Watson of Lithonia, GA, Tyrone Dale of Hebron, MD, Tanya Warner of Wellington, FL, Terrell (Tiffany) Lucas, Sr. of Miramar, FL, Comecia Warner of New Church, VA, Montoro Lucas of Morristown, TN, Tamia Lucas of Hollywood, FL, Nikita Shrieves of Norfolk, VA, Cotrevia Warner of Odenton, MD, Monique Smith of Savageville, VA, Shakeia Hillsman of Miramar, FL, Chastity Summerville of Nelsonia, VA, and Tyrell Miller of Greenbackville, VA; twenty-seven grandchildren, Kyle, Kendall, Tyesha, Brandon, Brittany, Brykeem, Terrell, Jr., Trevaughn, Taliyah, Britley, Sophia, Montoro, Jr., Erykah, Aniyah, Joseph, Amadea, Erick, Na’Khi, Tah’re, Khalea, Destiny, Jaylen, Iyana, Kaiden, Kiana, Kinsley, and Cameron Shrieves, whom he reared as his own; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene (Yvette) Summerville and Wade Summerville; four sisters, Pauline (Gilbert) Cutler, Carolyn (Kelvin) Pettit, Shelia Summerville, and Marion Summerville; one aunt, Betty Dix; four sisters-in-law, Delrio Davis, Lorece Bounds, Ida Cox, and Renee Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.