Willie A. Camden

Willie Austin Camden, 83 of Big Island, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Oakwood Health & Rehab. Center after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born on Thursday, Dec. 11, 1930 in Rockbridge Co., a daughter of the late John Austin and Ruby Johnson Austin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Thomas Camden as well as two brothers, Fred Austin, Walter Austin and a sister, Eva Rhodes. She was a member of Big Island Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughters, Elaine C. Richardson and husband, Greg of Madison Heights, Susan C. Tolley and husband, Jeff of Sedalia; four grandchildren, Hunter Tolley, Trevor Grishaw, Forrest Tolley, Alexis Grishaw; a brother, Jerry Austin of Staunton; five sisters, Helen Slough of Buena Vista, Gladys Floyd, Jessie Secrest, both of Las Vegas, NE, Anne Bennett of Big Island, Nancy Carter of Pawleys Island, SC. The family would like to thank the staff of Oakwood Health & Rehab. as well as Bedford Hospice for the kindness extended to our mother during her illness. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider Big Island Baptist Church,10747 Lee Jackson Highway, Big Island, VA 24526 or Big Island Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 343, Big Island, VA 24526. Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 11 AM at Big Island Baptist Church with Rev. Bryon La Pere officiating. Interment followed in Big Island Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike Bedford, VA 24523-1803
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2013