STRANE, Veronica F., departed this life January 11, 2022. Born to the late Arthur M. and Helen W. Friend, Veronica is preceded in departure by her husband of 49 years, Melvin D. Strane, Sr. She is survived by her son, Melvin, Jr. (Carissa); two grandchildren, Charlotte and Miles; sister, Maureen Clark; brother in law, Clinton A. Strane (Gwendolyn); three nephews, Howard Moore, III (Tracy), Christopher Strane, and Michael Strane; great nieces and nephews, and a host of loving friends and family.\n\nVeronica was a 1962 graduate of Carver High School and earned her Bachelor's Degree from Virginia State University. She worked in the Office of Admissions and Records at John Tyler Community College and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church Centralia, serving in various roles in her lifetime and most recently as Vice-Chair of the History Committee.\n\nRemains rest at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull St. Visitation will be Thursday, January 20 at First Baptist Church Centralia, 2920 Kingsdale Rd. Richmond, VA 23234, from 4PM - 7PM. On Saturday, January 22, 2022, a graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park, officiated by Dr. Wilson E. B. Shannon. Arrangements provided by Mimms Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Susan G. Komen Foundation https://www.komen.org, the Go Red for Women Initiative https://www.goredforwomen.org, and First Baptist Church Centralia Haven For Hope.