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Ida Sims Braswell Babb

Ida Sims Braswell Babb, age 92, of South Brunswick, VA, went to be with her Lord on March 10, 2022.Ida was the daughter of the late Ellen and Richard Braswell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Allison Coolidge Babb; daughter, Sheila Babb Martin; and sons, Ronnie James Babb and Richard Allison Babb. A hard-working woman, Ida loved the Lord and her family. She was well-known for her homemade biscuits, camping at Loft Mountain, tending her summer garden, and giving Christmas parties. Ida raised her children on the family tobacco farm in South Brunswick, Virginia, and was the oldest lifelong member of James Square Baptist Church. Ida is survived by her daughter, Diane Grizzard, Sharon Wheeley (Frankee), Ellen Cooke (David), and Amy Barner; daughter-in-law, Linda Babb; son-in-law, Jeff Martin; grandchildren, Mary Beth Linstra (Scott), Holly Chiesa (Brandon), Allison Paige Babb, Karen Craft (Shane), Caroline and Jacob Highland, Daniel and Emily Cooke, Tiffany and Jaylen Barner, Allana Shumaker (Zach), Rebecca Dooley, Jasmine and Andrew Martin; great-grandchildren, Virginia, Adelle, and Pearl Chiesa, Grant Linstra, Olivia and Elizabeth Craft, Kingsley, Bella, and Carmelo Dooley, Kylie Barner, and Carter Shumaker. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2022 at James Square Baptist Church followed by interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James Square Baptist Church, P.O. Box 643, Lawrenceville, VA 23868. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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