Billy Brinkley Fussell of Rose Hill, NC departed his earthly life during the early morning of Thursday, October 15, 2020 while at Lower Cape Fear Life Care in Wilmington, NC. Born on January 25, 1933 in Duplin County, he was the son of the late William Bertis and Virginia Pauline Gavin Fussell. He was also preceded in death by his wife of many years--Ann Ramsey Fussell.
Left to cherish his memory are his children--Jason Ramsey "Jay" Fussell and wife Joey of Wallace, William Bertis "Bert" Fussell and wife Sarah of Rose Hill, and Wendy Cheryl Kelley and husband Ronald of Rose Hill; brother--Willard Eugene Fussell of Rose Hill; grandchildren--Jason Everette Fussell of Dunn, William Edward Fussell of Wallace, Ian Patrick Kelley of Rose Hill, and Collin Michael Kelley of Rose Hill; great grandchildren--Hunter Ann Fussell, Parker Lucille Fussell, and Ava Sutton Fussell.
Billy was born and raised in Duplin County and, after marrying the love of his life--Ann Ramsey Fussell,raised their three children there. All the children have remained very close to the house in which they grew up. Billy enjoyed the farm and also had a quarry near the residence.
A graveside service to celebrate his life is set for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery, officiated by the Reverend Charles Love It is requested that, rather than floral arrangements, contributions be made to the charity of one's choice in his memory. Padgett Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the Fussell family.
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