Rev. Junior Willie Wimbush, age 90 of Woolwine, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023, at his home. He was born in Patrick County on November 21, 1932, to the late Lester Wimbush and Nannie Conner Wimbush. In addition to his parents, Rev. Wimbush was preceded in death by his first wife, Avis Pilson Wimbush; five brothers, Leon, Curtis, Joseph, Bernard, and Alfred Wimbush; two sisters Annie Hairston, Barbara Foddrell and husband, Turner; and two daughters-in-law, Rev. Juliaette Wimbush and Sheila Wimbush. He was a Godly man and a faithful servant who was devoted to God, the church, and his family. He served 52 years in the ministry with the last 36 years at Antioch Christian Church. He was the love of Shirley’s life and was exceptional to his family.
Rev. Wimbush leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shirley Claytor Everette Wimbush; seven children, J. Leroy Wimbush, Timothy W. Wimbush, Anthony S. Wimbush (Carol), K. Evonne Wimbush, Crystal Everette-Ross, Michael S. Everette and Cheryl E. Smith (Kenneth); 18 grandchildren, Jullian L. Wimbush (Dactily), Tina M. Martin, Mauri S. Wimbush (Jennifer), Melodie B. Ferguson (Dimitri), Sherry H. Wimbush, Tracey Hairston (Linda), Joanna M. Wimbush, William K. Vaughn, III, Chelane Ross-Parrish, Chayna Ross, Timera Brown, Tavia Moore, Jacob McCollum, Jonah McCollum, Christopher Smith, Sarya Smith, Darren Everette, and Stephanie Everette; 14 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Wimbush (Rosemary) and James Wimbush (Violet); two sisters, Dorothy Wells (James) and Virginia Ann Hairston (Kenneth); a brother-in-law, Elder Michael Preston (Linda); four sisters-in-law, Alma Pilson, Frances Pilson, Jenny Wimbush, Joeannah Vines; an aunt, Esther Conner; and a great host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Antioch Christian Church with Rev. Eugene Reynolds eulogizing and Elder Allen Watkins presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A wake will be held on Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Fresh Harvest Christian Church, P.O. Box 21, Woolwine, Virginia 24185. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.