Lucille Lawrence Fogg, 88, the wife of the Rev. James M. Fogg, passed away at her home in Philippi, on Wednesday morning, April 24, 2002.
Mrs. Fogg was born Aug. 15, 1913, at Windsor, Isle of Wight County, Va., a daughter of the late Gavin R. Lawrence and Ida Holland Lawrence.
She was married to the Rev. James M. Fogg on Oct. 25, 1941, at Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Richmond, Va.
Surviving are the Rev. Fogg; two sons, Lawrence and wife, Carol Browning Fogg, of Highland Springs, Va., and Gerald and wife, Beth Longo, of Philippi; one daughter, Sarah Lu Fogg and husband, Robert Highsmith, of Bronxville, N.Y. She leaves four grandchildren, David Fogg, April Fogg, John Fogg and Gavin Fogg; two stepgrandchildren, Nadia and Curtis Flusche; and five great-grandchildren, Ashley and Kimberly Fogg and Devin, Quinn and Ryan Conroy.
She was preceded in death by one brother, the Rev. George Holland Lawrence, who preceded her in death in 1970.
She was a graduate of Windsor High School, attended Westhampton College, University of Richmond and Pan American Business College in Richmond. As a young woman, she worked with youth in the Virginia Baptist Training Union Department under the direction of Dr. E.J. Wright. Many will remember her as the postmaster at Alderson-broaddus College. She was a member of the Philippi Baptist Church and taught the Mary-martha Sunday School class for many years. She was active in civic organizations and served as president of Philippi Woman’s Club, All Seasons Garden Club, the A-b College Club and Church Women United.
Friends will be received after 4 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, and until 11:30 a.m. Friday, at which time she will be moved to the Philippi Baptist Church to lie in state from noon until 1 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Daryl Docterman and the Rev. Richard Hepler will officiate. Interment will follow in the Town of Windsor Virginia Cemetery.
Mrs. Fogg expressed her wish that memorial gifts be made in her name to DebRA of America, Inc. to help find a cure for the genetic disorder afflicting her grandson. Gifts to DebRA may be sent in care of Philippi Baptist Church.