Page Gravely Lea Sr., 69, stepped forward in his church, school and community

Page Gravely Lea Sr.

Page Gravely Lea Sr., 69, departed his worldly life for his heavenly life Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Page was born Dec. 20, 1950, to Elizabeth (Jack) Gravely Lea and W. Bruce Lea Jr. and was raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

He completed undergraduate and graduate school, both at UNC-Chapel Hill, with a few adventures in between. Then, in 1977, Page and his bride Connie moved to Virginia Beach and joined Galilee Church, where they remained ever since.

He was a generously loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and servant of his Lord Jesus Christ. He was also a scholar, athlete, businessman, musician and a gentleman. Page was never a backbencher, but rather stepped forward in his church, school and community whenever something important needed to be done. He had a marvelous sense of humor and of humility, and thus he would frown on any further elaboration of his character, many honors, and accomplishments, other than perhaps a mention of his two holes-in-one or the big bass he caught last fall on the Little Alligator River.

Page is survived by his wife, Connie; daughter, Susan of Virginia Beach; son and daughter-in-law, Page Jr. and Harper; grandsons, Preston and Christopher of Norfolk; brothers and their wives, Bruce (Susan) and Winston (Patricia) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Haynes (Liz) of Charlotte, North Carolina; eight nieces and nephews along with their husbands and wives; and two beloved Corgis, Trumpet and Albert. He also was blessed with dear friends who have loved, supported, teased and cheered him on throughout his life.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 16, at Galilee Church,Virginia Beach. A reception will immediately follow services.

The family would like to thank the MICU and neurology medical team at Cleveland Clinic-Martin Health North in Stuart, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Galilee Church, the United Way of South Hampton Roads or the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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