Mrs. Lily Meeks Lakey, also known as, “wife, mother, maw maw, aunt and rabbit”, age 77, of Danville, VA, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at SOVAH Health Danville.
She was born on September 08, 1943 in Newport News, VA to the late Warren Gee Meeks, Lorine Coble Meeks Reynolds, and step-father, Douglas Reynolds, Sr, who she also referred to as her father.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Lakey worked at Value City before it closed. Previously she worked in Dan River Mills, King of the Sea, and the Surf Restaurant. Mrs. Lakey was of the Holiness faith.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Phillip Thomas Lakey, Sr.; children, Angela Denise Lakey Rust (Mike Weber) and John Walter Lakey (Jennifer); grandchildren: Andrew Thomas Rust; Natalie Dianne Lakey; Ashley Nichole Rust (Matthew Morris); and Trey Walter Lakey; great-granddaughter, Cadence Marie Fuqua; and brother, James Edward Meeks.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lakey was predeceased by her son, Phillip Thomas Lakey, Jr. and siblings, Alice Meeks Clifton, Warren Gee Meeks, Jr., and sister-in-law, Doris Meeks.
A celebration of Mrs. Lakey’s life will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Swicegood Funeral Home with Pastor Estella Falden officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 02, 2021. At other times, the family will be at the residence, 723 Kemper Rd., Danville, VA.
Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Lakey family.
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