Lillie Goray Adkins VIRGINIA BEACH - Lillie Goray Adkins went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, 2011. A longtime resident of Virginia Beach, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Eugene Adkins Sr. of Virginia Beach. In addition to being a full-time wife and mother, she was retired from Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Her surviving family includes her sons, Gene Adkins and his wife Brenda, of Richmond, Va., and Jaye Adkins and his wife Patty of Chesapeake; her beloved grandchildren, Jason and Julie Adkins, and Regan Adkins, all of Richmond, Va., Amber and Mike Nachman, Joy Adkins and Joel Adkins, all of Chesapeake; and her cherished great-grandchildren Cristina, Justin and Zoey. Lil was born in Talladega, Ala., in 1919, and is the last surviving of seven children born to her parents David and Ursula Goray. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. A graveside service will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. Visitation with the family will be in the hour just prior to the chapel service. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your local Red Cross Chapter. Please visit Lil's memorial at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 1, 2011