Sallie Collier Breeden
Sallie Collier Breeden, 94, of Earlysville,
Virginia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2,
2015. Sallie was born on December 29, 1920 in
Earlysville, Virginia, the daughter of the late
Jesse Edgar Collier and Dora Ann Shifflett Collier.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie H.
Breeden, who passed away 22 years ago, and cared for
by Sallie in their home.
She was also preceded in death by two grandsons,
Gene Breeden and Robbie Laverty; her brothers,
Clarence and Howard Collier; sister, Hattie Collier;
and family friend, James Shifflett.
She was a dedicated and active member of the Pine
Ridge Church of the Brethren from its inception in
the late 1930s. She was always willing to
participate in church activities.
She was employed by Sperry for 22 years, retiring
in 1980. Some of her favorite times were spent with
her family on the farm, tending to cows, making hay
and gardening. Sallie enjoyed bowling twice a week
until she was 92 years old. Sunday meals were
prepared for the family and ready to eat directly
after church. Her old fashion cooking was a dash of
this and a pinch of that. With the table full of
food she’d worry if there was enough for everyone.
Surviving are her children, Audrey Breeden and
husband, Amos, of Earlysville, Randolph “Pete”
Breeden and wife, Jessica, of Charlottesville,
Wilbert Breeden and wife, Susan, of Stanardsville,
and Melvin Breeden and wife, Anne, of
Charlottesville. She is also survived by
granddaughters, Nancy Staton, Stephanie Dudley, Jan
Breeden, and Sarah Drumheller; grandsons, Wayne
Breeden and Jason Breeden; great-grandchildren,
Jessie and Randy Dudley, Wayne and Amber Breeden,
Dustin and Trevor Breeden, Elliott and Lydia
Breeden, Eric Breeden and Josie Drumheller; and
great-great grandchildren, Summer Wright and Alexus
Breeden; and sister-in-law, Mavis Collier.
The family appreciates caretakers, Mildred
Dunnivan, Freda Shifflett, and Brenda Morris, for
their love, compassion and friendship during the
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June
6, 2015 from 11 am to 12 p.m. at
Church of the Brethren
Map in Earlysville. A
funeral services will be begin at 12 pm with Pastor
Glenn Shifflett officiating.
Interment will follow at
Holly Memorial Gardens
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made
to a charity of your choice or Hospice of the
Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway,
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home in Ruckersville is in charge of