A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 AM at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 240 Church Street, Front Royal with burial to follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens.
Rev. Townley was born on September 25, 1937 in New Bern, North Carolina to the late Pasquale and Hazel Slade Gallo. She was a past co-pastor at Jacobs Well Church as well as music minister and Christian counselor at many other churches over the years. She was the associate pastor at Mount Vernon Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, W. Nathaniel Townley; daughter, Kelly Rose Marie Carpenter of Ashburn, Virginia; son, John Martin Brennan of Raleigh, North Carolina; step son, William Nathaniel Townley II of Tampa, Florida; brother, Pasquale Gallo Jr. of New Bern; sister, Molly Ann Ferrara of New Bern; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 493 Blackwell Road, #319 Warrenton, VA 20186-2639.