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Priscilla "Tib" Fisher

February 2, 1937 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

Priscilla Johnson Fisher, aka “Tib”, a life-long resident of Westmoreland, VA, died on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at the age of 84, in the home of her daughter, Maria, in Rockville, Virginia, with loved ones by her side.

Priscilla was born in Sandy Point, Virginia on February 2, 1937.  She attended Sandy Point School and later obtained her GED.  In 1953 she married Samuel  Roland Fisher and together they had seven children.  

Priscilla was most proud of and viewed the successes of her children, as her greatest accomplishment.  She became a mother at an early age with her first child being born at the age of 14.  By her 25th birthday, she was a mother to eight children (4 boys and 4 girls).

At that time, Priscilla was poor, on food stamps, shucking oysters, and trapped in an abusive relationship, all the while trying to raise 7 children in a 3 room house.  She raised her children with a firm hand (her children also said it was a large, heavy hand).  She was proud that she could take her children anywhere and get complimented on how well behaved and neat in appearance they were.  Priscilla had a few rules, though.  Rule #1:  “No fighting or fussing among you”.  She would say, “You eat together, you sleep together and if I catch you fighting I’m going to punish you both.”  They did not fight.  Rule #2:  “You’re going to school everyday and if you fail at the end of the year, you’d better not come home”.  Rule #3:  “Don’t you bring home any babies and I’d better not hear of you drinking or smoking or going to Burton’s or Ferman  Dixons”.  Rule #4:  “You’d better not get into any trouble – if they lock you up, you’re going to stay there”.  All of Priscilla’s rules were followed – to a “T”.  The children were close and each looked out for the other.  The boys didn’t get anyone pregnant and the girls didn’t bring home any babies.   They all completed school with 3 enlisting in the military, two becoming employed by (and retiring from) Richmond City Fire & Police, and one becoming a family nurse practitioner (retired) and another an engineer (retired).

Priscilla always said she wanted her children to be as proud of her as she was of them.  She escaped the abusive relationship after 16 years of marriage.  That is when she began to blossom.  She obtained her GED.  She left the three room house and built a 4 bedroom home (she took the smallest bedroom for herself), and secured employment with the County of Westmoreland.  

Priscilla was initially employed as a switchboard operator/receptionist at the Westmoreland County Administration building.  She was the first contact of those who called or entered the English building.  That was the perfect job for her, as Priscilla had a joyous, bubbling spirit. Due to her gift of gab and her outgoing, compassionate personality, she became a confidant to many.  It was known; you could tell Priscilla anything and know it wouldn’t be heard anywhere else.  Priscilla was employed by Westmoreland County for 27 years and retired in 2010 at the age of 71.  

Priscilla was an inspiration to many, cherished by everyone who knew her and as a result, had many “adopted” children, sisters and brothers.  She is survived by her children; Wayne Johnson (Debra), Maria Fisher (Milton), Samuel Fisher Jr., Constance Fisher, Clyde Fisher (Tyroshia), Valerie Martin (Ronnie), Armstead Fisher, and Priscilla Wright. Her sister Fannie Smith, her brother Armstead Johnson Jr.,  13 grand children, 12 great grand children, 2 great great  grand children, and 4 nieces.   She was predeceased by her father, Armstead Johnson Sr., her mother Lottie Douglas Johnson, one sister, Mary Dirton, one brother Bernard Johnson, her step-son Lawrence Timothy Wilson, and her grandson Roland Maurice Wright II.

She will always be missed, loved and held closely in our hearts.  We know that she is looking down on us and will always be there for us.  

We Love You Mom, with all our hearts.  
Ricky, Penny, Buck, Constance, Dan, Valerie, Angel,  and Ike

Graveside service for Priscilla Johnson "Tib" Fisher will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 12 Noon at New Jerusalem Baptist Cemetery, 3695 Kings Mill Road, Kinsale, Virginia.

Remains may be viewed from 4PM until 6PM on Friday, November 12,2021 in the chapel of WELDON-FISHER FUNERAL HOME.

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Services

Viewing
Friday
November 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Weldon- Fisher Funeral Home
22883 Kings Hwy
Warsaw, VA 22572

Graveside Service
Saturday
November 13, 2021

12:00 PM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery
3695 Kings Mill Road
Kinsale, VA 22488

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