NUCKOLS, Emily Branch Ragsdale, 87, of Glen Allen, Va., passed peacefully to be with our Lord and Saviour on June 6, 2019. She was born in DeWitt, Va., Dinwiddie County, on March 19, 1932, the second daughter of the late William Edmund "Eddie" and Annie Lucile Smith Ragsdale. She was also predeceased by her sister, Ann R. Terrell; and is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gray Norwood Nuckols Jr.; her children, William "Bill" Grayson Nuckols (Beth Welch), David "Dave" Branch Nuckols (Karin Keitel) and Ann Minor Nuckols Richmond (Kenny). Emily is also survived by her grandchildren, Laura Nuckols, Em Nuckols, James Michael Richmond and William Grayson Richmond; her sisters, Mary Lu R. Graham and Jane R. Zitta (Vic); eight loving nieces and nephews; and several special caregivers, including Luanna, Bonnie, Sylvia, Samantha, Sheena, Latoya and Alicia. Emily graduated from Sunnyside McKenney High School in Dinwiddie County and from Madison College (JMU) (B.A. 1953) and Florida State University (M.A. 1955) and went on to teach math at Virginia Tech, Montgomery County, Md. Jr. College, Henrico County, Virginia Public Schools and Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a loving homemaker and mother to her children and a dedicated Christian and active member of the United Methodist Church for 76 years. She enjoyed and was especially adept at tutoring individual students in math, which she continued into her 80s. Emily was a "special gal" who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at Welborne United Methodist Church, 920 Maybeury Dr., Richmond, Va. 23229, on Thursday, June 13, at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow. Committal will be held at Westhampton Memorial Park on Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make gifts in Emily's memory to the charity of your choice.

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