Official Obituary of

Phyllis Ballowe Justus

March 22, 1943 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Phyllis Justus Obituary

Phyllis Ballowe Justus, 80, of Farmville passed peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 11, 2024.  She was born Marcy 22, 1943 in Nelson County, a daughter of the late Charles and Ruby Duncan Ballowe.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Richard M. “Buddy” Justus.  Phyllis retired as a lieutenant for the Virginia Department of Corrections with over 28 years of service, all spent at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women.   She was a member of St. Andrews Baptist Church in Dillwyn.  Phyllis enjoyed her time spent fishing with Buddy; traveling to visit friends and family in Tennessee; and in later years watching game shows, professional baseball especially the Atlanta Braves and college basketball, no matter the team.

Phyllis is survived by her two sons, Richard S. Justus (Becky) and Kevin C. Justus (Laurie); sister, Nancy Taylor; brother, Donald Ballowe (Wanda); four grandchildren, Nicholas Justus (Sarie), Everett Justus (Sara), Tiffany Justus (Karen) and Jacob Justus; two great-grandchildren, Jesse Justus and Ryley Justus and many extended family and friends. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Darin E. Justus and five brothers, Kenneth Ballowe, Athel Ballowe, Billy Ballowe, Ronald Ballowe and Franklin Ballowe.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 1 p.m. in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice. Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.

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February 18, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dunkum Funeral Home
16923 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

Graveside Service
February 19, 2024

1:00 PM
Trinity Memorial Gardens
22482 Prince Edward Highway
Rice, VA 23966


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