Mr. Ricky Garnett Cousins, age 59 of Nathalie, passed away on Jan. 1, 2021 in Lynchburg. He was the son of the late Mr. Jesse James Cousins and Bettie Jane Wilborn Pace Cousins. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jessie Evans Cousins; three brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Wilma Barksdale Cousins, of the home; his daughter, Monique Barksdale, of Nathalie; one son, Keith Jones, (Lynette) of New Jersey; six grandchildren, two which he raised as his own, the devoted Leondra Barksdale and Todd Clark; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Queen Dismuke and Catherine Greene of Clover and Gladys Fleming of Richmond; and a host of nieces and nephews (whom he loved dearly); two devoted friends, David Greene and Darlene Downey; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.  

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home chapel in Brookneal with interment at Bethel Grove Baptist Church in Clover.

Public viewing will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, from noon until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Brookneal.