Mildred R. Babb

Published 2:06 pm Monday, July 23, 2012

FRANKLIN—Mildred Ricks Babb “Mammy,” 87, passed away July 23, 2012, at her daughter’s home on Country Club Road after a long illness.

Mrs. Babb was a native of Southampton County and a longtime resident of Sebrell.

She was predeceased by her husband, David Babb; her parents, David and Blannie Parker Ricks; daughter, Nancy B. Francis; son, Norman E. BabB Sr.; sisters, Violet Taylor and Sally Griffin; and brothers, David R. Ricks Sr., Joe Sam Ricks and William Matt Ricks Sr.

Mrs. Babb worked at Babb’s Phillips 66 Service Station and Store for 16 years and was a longtime member of Sebrell United Methodist Church and an active member of the Adult Bible Class and Sebrell Women’s Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Babb Madron; a son, Vernon Tom Babb; nine grandchildren, Millie Bradshaw (Gary), Karen Zeiber, Robbie Madron (Cora Mae), Becky Babb, David Babb (Lisa), Tracy B. Mattox, T.J. Babb, Janice Trump (Aaron) and Norman Babb Jr.; and 13 great-grandchildren, Colby and Stacey Bradshaw, Chance, Summer and Morgan Carr, Tori Zeiber, Katie Mattox, Carlee Babb, Katelyn and Colton Trump, Taylor Babb, Harper Lily Babb and Katie Lane.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Ricks officiating. Burial will follow at Beechwood Cemetery, Boykins.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Sebrell UMC, c/o Glynn Parker, 22031 Rose Hill Road, Courtland, Va., 23837.

The family would like to thank Mildred’s special Sentara Hospice caregivers, Celest Blow, Chris Duke and Angela Noia, for their wonderful care and support during her illness.