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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Lemuel James "L.J." Ayers Jr.

October 27, 1937September 13, 2019
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Lemuel James “L.J. “ Ayers, Jr., 81, of Madison Heights, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy Ford Ayers. Born October 27, 1937 in Bedford County, he was the son of the late Lemuel James Ayers, Sr. and the late Lonie Dellis Ayers and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Ayers and James Ayers and four sisters, Mae Murphy, Reva Bates, Viola Moore, and Vaughnie Minnix. L.J. was a retired Foreman with Lynchburg Foundry. In addition to his wife, L.J. is survived by his Daughter, Vicki Ayers Page of Concord; his son, L.J. “Jimmy” Ayers, III and wife Nancy of Monroe; three sisters, Coleen Duke, Lois Young, and Joyce Mayhugh and three grandchildren, L.J. “Jamie” Ayers, IV, Rebecca Page, and Jordan Ayers. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Pastor George Lee officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, September 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the residence. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Patmos U.M. Church Cemetery in Huddleston. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Monelison Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 56, Madison Heights, VA, 24572.

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Ford Ayers, Wife
  • Lemuel James Ayers Sr., Father
  • Lonie Dellis Ayers, Mother (deceased)
  • Vicki Ayers Page, Daughter
  • Lemuel James "Jimmy" Ayers III, Son
  • Lemuel James "Jamie" Ayers IV, Grandchild
  • Rebecca Page, Grandchild
  • Jordan Ayers, Grandchild
  • L.J. was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Ayers and James Ayers and four sisters, Mae Murphy, Reva Bates, Viola Moore, and Vaughnie Minnix. L.J. was a retired Foreman with Lynchburg Foundry.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jimmy Ayers
  • Jamie Ayers
  • Mike Mayhew
  • Ricky Mayhew
  • Ricky Maddox
  • Jamie Begley
  • Bobby Wood
  • Tucker Ferguson
  • Fred Thomas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • William Rucker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Johnny Carroll, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Monelison Volunteer Fire Department

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Memories

Lemuel James "L.J." Ayers Jr.

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Deborah Fears Keeling

September 20, 2019

Jimmy, So very sorry for the loss of your dad. I know you all will miss him dearly but he left a beautiful family to carry on his legacy. He will forever live on through each of you. Hold the memories near and dear and know we're thinking of you and sending prayers for strength and comfort to face each day. God has him in his keeping and you have him in your hearts. All our love, Deborah and Jeff Keeling

Sheila Wilson

September 16, 2019

Sheriff Ayers & Family,
Please know all of you are in our sincere thoughts and prayers.
We’re sorry for your loss.

John Smith

September 16, 2019

We are thinking of you and our prayers are for God's comfort
to fill the void and for His strength to endure as you miss your loved one, L.J. John Smith was good friend and worked at Foundry with L.J. John traded his large mouth bass he caught for L.J.'s corn after they retired. John's health lately has caused him to miss their times together at breakfast meetings at Hardees. We loved his and Nancy's kindness and friendship. We knew of his grandchildren "Jamie" and Jordan from Temple Christian School, A precious family. May God Bless You all. John & Phyllis Smith

Brian Loomis

September 15, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and praying for you all, Sheriff Ayers and family.

Carol Clark

September 15, 2019

Jimmy, my deepest smpathy and condolences to you and your family on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May all your beautiful memories comfort you. GOD bless. Carol Clark

Sharon Winfree

September 15, 2019

So sad to hear about Mr. Ayers passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Nancy, Jimmy, Vicki, and families.

Eugene Wolanski

September 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of LJ’s death recently. I always enjoyed our visits when he was my patient especially Foundry stories about when he worked with my father in law Sam Inge. It was a privilege to have been one of his doctors. Dr Gene Wolanski

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