Lacy Wilbur Mylum

Published 5:06 pm Monday, March 28, 2022

Lacy Wilbur Mylum, 78 passed away peacefully on March 24, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elinor Mylum; infant son, Lacy Gordon Mylum and older brother Wilson “Duke” Mylum.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Catherine D. Mylum; three children, Kimberly Robertson (Michael), Paul Mylum and Bernadine Abernathy (James); five grandchildren, Katy R. Britton (Bryan), Benjamin Robertson, Preston Mylum, Mary Catherine Abernathy and Lawson Abernathy and one great-grandchild, Arthur Britton.

Lacy spent his career in the building supply business, retiring as president of Keysville Building Supply.

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His passions, however, were farming and gardening. Lacy was born and raised on a tobacco farm, where he continued the family tradition for most of his adult life. He loved growing a large garden, from which he shared many vegetables with family and neighbors.

Lacy was a devout Christian, and a lifetime member of Douglas Presbyterian Church, where services were held on Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m. A visitation with the family began prior to the service at 12:30 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to one of Lacy’s favorite charities, Meals on Wheels of Charlotte County or St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Hospital.

Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is respectfully serving the Mylum family.