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Lucille D. Guill

December 17, 1935 - August 20, 2014

Burial Date August 23, 2014

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Lucille Davis Guill of Brookneal died August 20, 2014 at Runk and Pratt Memory Care in Forest. Lucille was born December 17, 1935 in Charlotte County to the late Pernell Marshall Davis and Susie Weldon Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett, in 2002, and her older brother William and his wife Mary Alice.

Lucille is survived by her son Donald James Guill and his life partner Brian Lance Kerr of Washington, D.C.; a daughter Janice Guill Campbell and her husband Leslie Carl Campbell of Monroe; a granddaughter Courtney Jan Campbell; grandson Justin Carl Campbell; and great-granddaughter Faith Elizabeth Campbell, all of Monroe; two brothers, Lewis Davis and wife Peggy of Phenix, Herman Davis and wife Barbara Jean of Chesterfield.

Lucille Davis and Everett Lacy Guill married in 1953 in Halifax County. With a growing family, the Guills later moved to Brookneal where Everett began a long career with the Brookneal Police Department.

From the age of 18, Lucille always worked — first at the mill in Keysville, and later at Courtland Manufacturing in Brookneal, and lastly Brookneal Elementary. Like so many women of her generation, she put in long hours in the factory, to work to give her children the opportunities and choices that were not available to her.

When Everett became Brookneal’s police chief, Lucille would often be the one who answered the telephone in the late hours of the evening when a town resident would call ‘the chief’ at home with a problem or crisis. Lucille was always ready with a kind word and heartfelt sympathy. Lucille also had a soft spot for homeless cats and dogs which showed up at the Guill house over the years. Quite a number became Guill family wards for years.

Lucille and Everett enjoyed going to auctions and yard sales in their free time. Lucille developed a sharp eye for the unusual and the ‘diamond in the rough’ at auctions. Even when struggling with memory problems shortly before leaving Brookneal to go into memory care living, Lucille saw the beauty in a 1920’s child’s school desk at an auction in her native Charlotte County.

Lucille was a member of the Brookneal Baptist Church. The family would like to extend their profound gratitude to the management and staff of Runk and Pratt Memory Care who provided quality to Lucille’s last years. The smiles and warmth they brought to Lucille’s battle with Alzheimer’s will be long remembered. The care and sensitivity of Centra Hospice was deeply appreciated as well.

Lucille’s life of dignity and grace will remain a quiet inspiration to all touched by her good life.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Wickliffe Cemetery.

Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal is assisting the family.