Louise H. Herndon passed away on September 13, 2021 at the age of 91. Louise was born on April 27, 1930 in Louisa, Virginia. She was preceded in death by two of her children – G.W. Sharpe and Belinda Sharpe Rush. Her father was Hale Hansen, and her mother was Lillian Talley Hansen. Louise had five children – Christine Sharpe, G.W. Sharpe, Belinda Rush, Edwina Herndon, and Andrea Herndon. Of her four siblings – Hale Hansen, Jr.; Frances Shackelford; Peggy Riner; and Daniel Hansen; only Frances Shackelford survives her. Her grandchildren by G.W. are Cindy Gable and Damian Sharpe. By Belinda are Nicole Ohlandt and Caitlin Holliman. By Edwina is Caleb Gibson. By Andrea is Joshua Robey. Great-grandchildren are Sabrina and Griffyn Foster, Sophie Sharpe, and Sawyer and Grace Holliman. Great-greatgrandchild is Jayden Foster.
Louise grew up in Louisa. She worked as a telephone switchboard operator much of her life. She enjoyed travel, talking with everyone as well as sending cards for all occasions, and attending church. She developed dementia and spent the last years of her life in nursing care.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alzheimer’s Association, 355 Rio Road W Ste 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Family visitation only is Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Woodward Funeral Home at 6 pm. Funeral will be graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11 am. The family requests that all attendees wear masks and maintain social distancing.