Mamie Bailey Pugh, age 96, died on February 22, 2021, in Charlotte County, Virginia. She was the beloved wife of the late William Cecil Pugh.  Mamie was born on April 23, 1924, in Charlotte County, to the late Curry O. Bailey and Geneva T. Bailey. She lived in Charlotte County her entire life except for a few childhood years in Kentucky. She graduated from Randolph-Henry High School in 1941. She made a career with Burlington Industries and retired from them.  After retiring from Burlington, she worked for Piedmont Resources transporting clients to their appointments.  Her talents were above normal with music and writing. She was a lifelong member of Rough Creek Presbyterian Church where she was the pianist and organist from a very young age up until in her 80’s.  She also played for many weddings and funerals in Charlotte County.  She wrote and published two faith-based poetry books “In the Banner of His Love” and “Encircled in God’s Love” and she had published the short Christmas play “The Greatest Gift”.  Mamie was predeceased by her parents and step-mother, Lillian Bailey.  She was also predeceased by her sisters, Louise Willhoite and Nancy Kinch, and brothers, Clifford and Thornton Bailey. She is survived by her half-brother, Curry Bailey (Heidi) of Aylett, VA. and her children, William Howard Pugh (June) of Dale City, VA, Mary Alice Pugh Easter (Abe) of Henrico County, VA and Ronald Edward Pugh (Carolyn) of Charlotte County, VA. She is also survived by seven grandchildren (Christy Pugh Burns, Marilyn Gaskins, Wendy Pugh-Hummel, Michael Eggleston, Amanda Murray, Jeremy Ramsey, and Bret Ramsey), nine great-grandchildren (Maddie Burns, Rachael Burns, Meghan Gaskins, Sarah Gaskins, Daniel Jackson, Connor Murray, Caroline Ramsey, Emily Ramsey, and Sarah Ramsey) and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Rough Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions mask and social distancing is required. A Memorial Service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charlotte County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P O Box 330, Keysville, VA 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Va., is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Paula Lacks

    25 February 2021 7 months ago

    Mamie was a beautiful Lady inside and out…prayers for the family

  2. Rudy, Sandra, and Cory Gilliam

    25 February 2021 7 months ago

    So sorry to read about Aunt Mamie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Her strong faith and love for the Lord should give you comfort. She will always be remembered for her smiles and gentle ways.

  3. Katherine (Kathy) Smith

    25 February 2021 7 months ago

    Sending Condolences to the Family of Mamie Pugh.
    Prayers for you all
    Kathy and John Smith

  4. Vernon Murray

    25 February 2021 7 months ago

    Mamie Pugh, a member of Rough Creek Presbyterian Church where I was Pastor from 1993-1995, went to be with our Lord this week. She was a woman full of joy and grace; and her sweet presence and kind voice brought healing into the room. She was one of the musicians at Rough Creek and faithfully supported the church as long as she was physically able. Her family loves her and so do I. God worked through this humble woman; demonstrating His healing power through her many gifts. We will miss her immensely but we look forward to a reunion when God calls us home. Until then, may God comfort all of us who had the privilege of knowing her.

  5. Eileen and Harold

    25 February 2021 7 months ago

    Mary Alice and Abe,

    Harold and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I had the pleasure of meeting her and talking with her on several occasions and she was delightful. I wish we could be with you in person today but please know we are with you in spirit. Please let us know if there is anything you need. Sending much love to both of you.

  6. Diane Zalucki

    25 February 2021 7 months ago

    I have the fondest memories of Aunt Mamie when visiting with her in the summers while we were staying at Grannies. Sending our love and condolence to the family.

  7. Christina P Pugh

    25 February 2021 7 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers to her family
    The family of GWPugh

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