Ella Long Williams of Virgilina, age 79, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, June 7, 2019. Born in Halifax County on Oct. 28, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Osborne David Long and the late Bernice Bray Long.
Ella worked tirelessly throughout her life until she became a full-time caregiver for her mom. She loved to fish and take her children and grandchildren on car rides, listening to music and seeing the sights.
She was a member of Union Christian Church in Virgilina. She retired as a loom worker at Harriet and Henderson Yarns.
Ella is survived by her son, Jeffrey Bagby; her daughter, Denise Bagby Bennett, and husband John; grandchildren Misty Bagby and Megan Bagby Robinson and husband Trey; Jessica Bennett Tullar and husband Darrell; and Brian Bennett; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Martin, Bryson Martin, Paisley Tullar, Greylan Tullar, Brinley Tullar and Sadie Robinson; sisters Frances Long Olsa and husband Paul; and Helen Long Watts and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Bennett, sister Margaret Cifers; brother Raymond Long; and daughter-in-law Gina Talbott Bagby.
Celebration services for Ella Williams will be Monday, June 10, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Union Christian Church in Virgilina with the Rev. Norman Talley officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Union Christian Church and other times at the home, 1073 Ninth Street, Virgilina.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.brookslyon.com.
The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.