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Lucy Maggie Briddell

June 2, 1928 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Lucy Briddell Obituary

Lucy Maggie Briddell was 
born on June 2, 1928 in Eastville,
Virginia. She was the beloved
daughter of the late Willie Widgeon and Leonia Palmer. Lucy 
departed this life peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2023 
at the age of 95. 
She was blessed with one sibling, her brother, Aaron Jacob 
Beckett. Lucy was educated in a four room school called The 
Eastville School House in Eastville, Virginia. She did factory 
work for many years. She also did domestic work/house keeping 
for the Johnson Family who treasured her as a valuable 
employee.
At the age of 21, Lucy was joined in holy matrimony to the late Louis Stanley 
Briddell in Berlin, Maryland. They were married for 40 plus years. She also raised one 
foster child whom she loved dearly, Kemp Ferbee.  
Lucy joined Bethel A.M.E. Church in Eastville, Virginia at an early age. She loved 
the Lord and praised Him to the highest. She was a member of the Gospel Choir and the 
Intercessory Prayer Group. Lucy’s favorite song is “I’m Waiting For My Child to Come 
Home”.  Her favorite scripture is John 3:14 “For God so loved the world that He gave 
his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have 
everlasting life". 
Lucy enjoyed traveling. Her hobbies included cooking/baking. Making homemade 
Fruit Cakes was one of her specialties. She also enjoyed croqueting, knitting and 
spending time with her family and friends, as well as caring for the neighborhood cats. 
Lucy leaves behind to cherish her memories her “closest" nieces and nephews: 
Leonia Wooster (Machipongo, VA), Eugene Beckett (Eastville, VA), Lucy Brooks & 
Clarence (Bristol, CT), Moses Beckett & Patricia (Meriden, CT), Marjorie Weeks 
(Trenton, NJ), Sheryle Branch (Philadelphia, PA), Evelyn Weeks (Long Island, NY), 
Bill Ellis (Texas) and Karen (DE). She also leaves a host of great 
nieces and nephews, cousins and friend as well as distant cousins, 
nieces and nephews spreaded near and far.  She also leaves behind 
her close friends Mary, Tina, Sheila, Gloria and Claudia (her 
riding partners and also Floyd and Mary – thank you all). Lucy 
was predeceased by her husband Louis Stanley Briddell, her 
brother Aaron Jacob Beckett (wife Evelyn), foster son Kemp 
Ferbee, her father Willie Widgeon and mother Leonia Palmer. The 
close nieces and nephews of Lucy Maggie Briddell would like to 
express a very special ”Thank You” to the Johnson Family for all 
of your love and support. We sincerely appreciate you and you are indeed a true 
blessing. The family would also like to thank the Hospice Nurses for their care and 
support and thank you to everyone for your prayers and sympathy.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cornish Celebration of Life Center
5494 Bayside Road
Exmore, VA 23350

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Bethel AME Church
15676 Courthouse Rd
Eastville, VA 23347

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