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Margaret Duffey Lacks

June 22, 1936 — December 3, 2018

Margaret Duffey Lacks

Margaret Duffey Lacks of Randolph, VA passed away December 3 , 2018.  She was born in Halifax County on June 22, 1936 and was 82 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Robert Clifton Duffey and the late Elizabeth Bliss Duffey. She was married to the late Lennis Edward Lacks.


She was a member of Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church.  


Margaret D. Lacks is survived by:

Two Sons
Keith Edward Lacks of Randolph
Jeffery Miles Lacks and wife Vicky of Randolph

Two Sisters
Gladys D. Lacks of Clover
Jean D. Francisco of Clays Mill

Two Grandchildren
Jeffrey Miles “JJ” Lacks, Jr. of Nathalie
Dana Louise Lacks of Randolph


***Preceded in death by***

One Brother
Robert C. Duffey, Jr.


A graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2:00 at Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Pizzeck officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery


The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at her home, 5097 Black Walnut Road, Randolph, VA.


For memorials please consider Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church, 8077 Newbill School Road, Clover, VA 24534.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church Cemetery

Newbill School Rd, Clover, VA 24534

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