Lucy Ann Bagby, 85, worked as an oyster shucker and crab picker

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Lucy Ann Bagby, 85, drifted away peacefully in her sleep on Monday Aug. 8th, 2016, at Dockside Rehabilitation and Health Center in Locust Hill, Va.

Lucy Ann Bagby
          Lucy Ann Bagby

Lucy was born April 28, 1931, to the late Sadie Booker and James Edward Paige of King & Queen County, Va. She joined the Second Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age and was a student of Mount Olive church school in Little Plymouth. Lucy was affectionately known as “Annie” and “Lucy Ann,” names given to her by family and friends.

She worked as an oyster shucker and crab picker at Reynolds and Son Seafood in Laneview, Va., Ferguson Seafood, and Shores & Ruark Seafood of Urbanna, Va., all the way up to retirement. Her hobbies included cooking, raising her grandchildren and riding out with her friends Virgie, Maddy Cate and Jew Goins.

Lucy was a generous woman who would do anything she could to help anyone, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, William T. Bagby Sr. (Mary) of Churchview, Va., and Randolph Bagby Jr., of Statefarm, Va.; an adopted son, George Rowe of Gloucester, Va.; a sister, Ruth Burse of Mascot, Va.; two grandchildren, Andrea Robinson (Tom) of Churchview, Va., and Billy Bagby of Hampton, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Carnell Bagby and Darnell Robinson of Churchview, Va.; an uncle, Horace Booker of Westfield, N.J.; lifelong friends, Ruth Scott and Helen Roane of King & Queen County, Va., and Minnie Wyatt of Gloucester, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Homegoing Celebration for Lucy will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Second Mount Olive Baptist Church, 3156 Devils Three Jump Road, Little Plymouth, Va. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church.