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Daniel Wesley ""Danny Boy"" Billups


1937 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Daniel Wesley Billups (Danny Boy) was born December 24, 1937 in the Town of West Point, Virginia, to the late William and Violet Billups. He departed this life and entered into eternity on July 25, 2013 at his home in West Point, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Lynn Harvey and Thomas Billups, and sister, Violet (Net) Billups Burse.
Danny was baptized and became a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church as a young boy. He was educated at Beverly Allen School in West Point and graduated from St. Claire Walker High School in Middlesex County. He drafted into the Army branch of the United States military in 1965 and served until 1967. Danny was employed with the Chesapeake Corporation for 34 years and retired in 1995. He was a member of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows, Masonic Lodge, and Shriners Club.
Danny leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife of 41 years Shirley Billups; stepchildren, Charles Thorne, Jr. of Hampton, Deborah Thorne-Ball of West Point, and Michael Thorne, Sr. of Oldsmar, FL; five grandchildren; sisters, Wilbra Billups of King and Queen and Carolyn Billups Lockley of King and Queen; brother-in-law, Everett Anderson of Williamsburg; a very special niece, Tara Lockley of Richmond; two aunts, Ada Byrd and Lucy Jones; godson, Troy Mickens; and a host of cousins, friends, and a devoted friend, George Smith.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 30 at Union Prospect Baptist Church, Cologne. Services of comfort by J.K. Redmond Funeral Home.
Published in Tidewater Review from July 31 to Aug. 7, 2013
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