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Howard L. Divens

March 1, 1971 April 6, 2022
Howard L. Divens
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Howard Lamont Divens of Amelia, VA, affectionately known as “Butch”, transitioned to eternal rest on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Richmond, VA. He was born March 1, 1971, in Amelia, VA, the son of Howard and Hattie Divens. He was baptized at an early age and joined Macedonia Baptist Church in Rice, VA. Butch was educated at Amelia County Public Schools and enjoyed playing football. Shortly after graduating he followed in his father’s footsteps and worked as a logger for more than twenty years. He loved to cook, especially creating new dishes (like his famous “fish-balls”). He also loved dancing, doing outdoor activities such as fishing, gardening, grilling, and lawn care; but most of all just having fun.
Left to cherish many fond memories are his children Howard L. Divens, Jr. and Charmese K. Randolph; three grandchildren DaMyrah & DaMarcus Walton, and JaZyre Givens; his mother Hattie M. Divens; two sisters: Antoinette Divens and Patricia (Harry “Jay”) Brown; one niece Quynesha Hatcher; three nephews: Bobby Hatcher, Jr., and Javon & Jalen Brown; two great nieces and a great nephew; a devoted friend Velma Chambers and a host of other relatives and friends. Butch was also a father figure to Bertram & Marinda Agee, Lakisha Braxton, Ashley Johnson and Velma Ayers; as well as, Taleka & Beonca Tucker. He was preceded in death by his father Howard M. Divens; and grandparents Mr. & Mrs. William (Hellen) Divens and Mr. & Mrs. James (Mollie) Williams. Special thanks to the team of dedicated physicians, nurses, and caregivers from MCV/VCU Massey Cancer Center and Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral Services Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rice. Interment church cemetery.

Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.

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