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Obituary for Serena Bailey Brockwell Legere
EMPORIA – Serena Bailey Brockwell Legere, 87, passed away October 1, 2015, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Mrs. Legere was born in Skipwith, Virginia, January 30, 1928 to the late Marvin and Louise Bailey. She lived in Ashland, Virginia from 1967 until 1996 when she returned to Emporia, Virginia. She was predeceased by her first husband, Benjamin (Runt) Brockwell, and a daughter, Pam Pippin. Serena will be missed by all who loved her. Survivors include her husband, Richard Legere; a daughter, Sheila Ferguson (Jim), all of Emporia; son, Ben Brockwell (Celeste), Lavallette, NJ; son-in-law, Taylor Pippin, Sr. (Rita), St. Petersburg, FL; 6 grandchildren, Jamie Ferguson (fiancé Jessica), Shannon Dunn (Chris), Benji Brockwell, Bailey Pippen, Spencer Brockwell, and Taylor Pippin, Jr.; 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler Dunn, Emily Dunn and Ashtyn Dunn. Also surviving Mrs. Legere are a sister, Pauline Moss, and a brother, Robert (Bobby) Bailey (Stella), along with several nieces and nephews. Serena donated her body to science for research. Per Serena’s wishes, private family services and cremation rites have been accorded. May you rest in eternal peace Dear Mama. The family thanks the staff and management at Greensville Manor Nursing Home for their loving care and support over the past year. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the charity or church of your choice. Family and friends may express condolences at the home of Serena’s daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Jim Ferguson and online. www.Echolsfuneralhome.com.