Lois “Teenie” Ann Meadows of Norge, Virginia passed peacefully on January 25, 2024, at the age of 91. Teenie was born to William A. and Virginia Austin New on February 18,1932 in their family home on News Road in Williamsburg. Her small size at birth earned her the nickname “Teenie” – the only name by which most people knew her. She was raised in Williamsburg on Richmond Road, graduated from Matthew Whaley, and attended James River Baptist Church, where she remained a member her entire life.
In 1952, Teenie married Clinton “Kent” T. Meadows whom she cherished for their 58 years of marriage until his passing in 2011. Together, they built a home in Norge, where they raised four children and ran a farming business that included selling pumpkins from their yard for over 30 years to customers who she came to consider family. Teenie was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who brought her a great sense of joy and pride. She was especially devoted to her faith and church where she served on a variety of committees and taught Sunday School and countless summers of Vacation Bible School.
Teenie was thoughtful, kind to all, and had a great sense of wit. She was best known for her service to others. She was always there for her children and grandchildren, lovingly cared for her father and her aunts in their later years, and tirelessly cared for Kent through his long progression of Alzheimer’s. Teenie was an important and positive influence on many and could always be counted on for encouraging visits, cards, and words in difficult times. She demonstrated that faith and God’s grace carry us through every season of life. Teenie was also known for her many repeated sayings – from “Where there’s a will there’s a way” to encourage perseverance to “Make good choices” whispered to the grandchildren at the end of a visit. Teenie was appreciative of all she had and for even the smallest act of kindness shown to her. She always considered herself blessed, but it was her family and friends who were truly blessed to have her in their lives.
Teenie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and siblings Eunice (Cecil) McMillan, Bernice (Perry) Dutton, Richard A. (Jean) New, and son-in-law Emmett “Tommy” Perkins.
Teenie is survived by her children: Melinda (Johnny) Kish; Diana Perkins; Judy Meadows (Jeffrey Stith); and Craig (Pam) Meadows. She is also survived by her grandchildren, most of whom called her “Munga”: Clinton Kish; Meredith and Thomas Perkins; Noelle, Ari, and Bennett Stith; Casey, Caleb, and Courtney Meadows; Amanda Tunstall; Jessica Hammill; Shelby Young; and 12 great-grandchildren. Teenie is also survived by her dear cousin Gene “Doodles” Burleson and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Teenie spent her final months in assisted living at Brookdale Chambrel with a window overlooking the woods she played in as a child. The family would like to thank her Brookdale staff, her Bayada private caregivers, her physician Dr. Jake Mutch, and Riverside Palliative and Hospice Care who provided Teenie with amazing care, comfort, and support. Teenie was fortunate to be loved and surrounded by countless family members, friends, and caregivers through the last moments of her life.
A celebration of Teenie’s life will be held at James River Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. following a private burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to James River Baptist Church, 4931 Centerville Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research.
Celebration of Teenie's Life
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
James River Baptist Church - Directions
4931 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188