Deacon Willie Roy Baskerville, Sr., son of the late Riddick and Idelle Tisdale Baskerville was born February 13, 1935 in Bracey and departed this life April 5, 2013 in Retreat Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, Va. He was preceded in death by his son, Willie Roy, Jr.; grandson, Kenneth B. Staley II; granddaughter, Talia Baskerville and a brother, Richard H. Baskerville, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Carroll Avon Baskerville of the home; four children – Bernadette (Kenneth) Staley of Yeadon, Pa., Anita (Jay) Shaw, Warren (Patricia) Baskerville, all of Philadelphia, Pa., and Wade (Debra) Baskerville of South Hill.; adopted son, Ben (Debra) Artwell of Yeadon, Pa.; 16 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; four sisters – Jennie A. Feggins, Eleanor (Rev. Willie) Tisdale, Frances Jones, all of South Hill, and Mildred (Nate) Bing of Washington, D. C.; daughter-in-law, Moneak Baskerville; sister-in-law, Mertis Baskerville; brother-in-law, Charles Hendrick; best friend, William Hines of Pennsauken, N. J.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service was held Saturday, April 13 at noon at Free Union RZUA Church, Bracey, with Masonic burial rites.. Elder John Jordan, served as pastor. Interment was in the church cemetery.