William Andrew Billups, 91, of North, died on Thursday, March 10, 2022.
He was a native of Mathews County and a member of Rising Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Huntington Ingalls Industries, formerly Newport News Shipyard and Dry Dock, after 32 years of service.
Survivors include four sons, Lloyd and Craig Billups of North, Ronald and Wendell Billups of Hartfield; a step-son, Ramon Costa of Gloucester; seven daughters, Leah Lockley and Patricia Hodges of Locust Hill, Grace Coleman of Saluda, Peggy Billups of Hartfield, Valerie Scott of North, LaVerne Ackes of Hudgins, and Ivory Smith of Port Haywood; one brother, Maryus Billups Jr.; four sisters, Mary Savage and Annie B. Paige of Gloucester, Marsie Brewton and Frances Perry of Hampton; 25 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Maryus V. and Mary N. Billups; wife, Bertha M. Billups; brothers, Ernest, John, Emerson and Raymond Billups; sisters, Marion Seay, Bessie Latimore and Gladys Banks, and two grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at J.K. Redmond Funeral Home, Shacklefords. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Rising Valley Baptist Church, James Store, conducted by the Rev. Darry O. Echols.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Walter Reed Hospice.