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Willie Monroe Lacks

June 10, 1941 — June 22, 2022

Willie Monroe Lacks

Willie Monroe Lacks of Randolph, VA passed away at his home on June 22, 2022.   He was born in Halifax County, VA on June 10, 1941, and was 81 years of age.  He was the son of the late Willie Lewis Lacks and the late Cora Seamster Lacks.  He would have been married for 61 years this coming August 12 to June Newcomb Lacks who survives. They were sweethearts since the seventh grade.


He was an active member of Friendship Baptist Church of Drakes Branch, where he was a Deacon for many years. His church was his second family. He owned the NAPA stores in Clover and Halifax.  


Willie Monroe Lacks is survived by:

His Wife of 60 years

June Newcomb Lacks

His Children

Bart M. Lacks of Richmond

Jennifer Lacks of Red Oak

Angel Lacks (Chris Owen) of Randolph

Three Grandchildren

Curtis Kelehar (Grace) of GA

Joel David Kelehar (Fallyn) of TX

Jessica Anderson of NC

Seven Great Grandchildren

Dearly Loved Nephew

Bobby Pugh (Mandy) of Gladys

Two Nieces

Suzanne Shotwell (Mark) of Alton and Krystal Collie (Camren) of South Boston

Special Friend and Pastor

Jerry Jordon

His Furry Companion



***Preceded in death by***


Linda Lee Lacks, Jean Pugh, and Larry Junior Lacks


A graveside will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, 239 Friendship Church Rd., Drakes Branch, VA 23937. The Rev. Dr. Jerry Jordan will officiate the service.


Willie may be viewed at Powell Funeral Home until Saturday at 12:00 P.M.


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

Graveside Service

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery

239 Friendship Church Rd, Drakes Branch, VA 23937

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