Lillian H. Waddy

HEATHSVILLE—Mrs. Lillian Handy Waddy of Heathsville died June 1, 2017. She was born August 2, 1942.

Services of remembrance for Mrs. Lillian Handy Waddy, 74, wife of Mr. Berry O. Waddy, owner and operator of the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home, Lancaster, and the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Burgess, were held Wednesday, June 7, at the St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church, 154 East Church Street, Kilmarnock, at 11 a.m.

The family received friends at the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Burgess on Tuesday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lillian, a native of Baltimore, Md., was the youngest daughter of the late Alice Sebree Handy and Brady Sylvester Handy Sr. She was educated at St. Pius Catholic School in Baltimore before transferring to the public schools of Baltimore.

She continued her education graduating from Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) where she earned a bachelor’s of art in sociology. She then went on to continue her studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Virginia, Darden Business Executive Program and the Amos Tuck Business Executive Management program.

Lillian retired from Tresp Associates, an international management and information technology consulting company, where she served as founder, president and chief executive officer from 1981 to 2001. Upon retirement in 2001, Lillian moved to Northumberland County, attended John Tyler Community College and in 2006 received an associate’s in mortuary science so that she could support her husband in his funeral service business. She was a charter member of the Virginia Northern Neck Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and served on numerous community service boards by way of the Northumberland County NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Asked about her life, Lillian would say, “I did it my way.”

Lillian was predeceased by her brother Andrew Alvin, husband of Clarice; sister, Irene Alice Handy Warner;  brother-in-law, Joseph, husband of Evon; and her devoted parents, aunts and uncles.

Lillian is survived by her loving and supportive husband, Berry O. Waddy of the home; a step daughter,  ShaNa’ Waddy, a stepson, LaMont Waddy (Jody) and their children, Nigel and Levi; three sisters: Doris Murray (Jerry), Marie Bragg (Arthur), and Evon Ervin; and one brother, Brother Edward Handy (Franciscan Friar, OFM, Conv.), sister-in-law, Clarice Handy, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Loving Memory of Lillian Handy Waddy to The ALS Hope Foundation, 2017,  P.O. Box 40777, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-568-2426,, The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022

Services of Comfort and Trust provided by the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home and Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home and Cremations Service.