Willie Ann Willcox, Esq., of Richmond, Va. departed this life Oct. 15, 2010 after a courageous battle against cancer.

Willie Ann Willcox, Esq., of Richmond, Va. departed this life Oct. 15, 2010 after a courageous battle against cancer. She was born to Aaron Towne and Modie I. Towne of Marvell.
Her father, Aaron Towne Sr., and her sister, Linda Towne, preceded her in death.  She leaves her husband, George R. Willcox and daughter, Angela D. Minor, Esq.; mother, Modie I. Towne; mother-in-law, Lucy C. Willcox of New Bern, N. C.; four sisters, Catherine Coleman of Forrest City, Lorene Wilborn of McKinney, Texas, Jerelene (Freddie) Jarrett of Indianapolis, Ind., and Barbara (Edward Joe) Martin of Richmond; three brothers, Aaron (Stella) Towne Jr., Albert Towne of Indianapolis and Walter Towne of Jonesboro; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many devoted friends and colleagues.
 She was the co-founder and senior partner of the Minor & Willcox, LLC Law Firm with her daughter. Earlier in her career she worked at C&P Telephone Co. in Fredericksburg and Richmond; served as a middle school teacher in Spotsylvania County, Va. and a homebound teacher in Henrico County, Va.
Willie Ann was chair of the Deaconess Ministry at Quioccasin Baptist Church in Richmond. 
Mrs. Willcox rests at Brown's Home For Funerals Inc., 417 Walnut St. in Helena. The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 p.m. this evening at Fountain Head Missionary Baptist Church, 504 Willis Drive in Marvell.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 23 at Fountain Head Missionary Baptist Church where the Rev. James Allen and Deacon George R. Willcox will be officiating. Burial services will be held in Lone Valley Cemetery in Marvell.