Melvin Rosser Bagby, Jr.

September 8, 1925December 9, 2017

BAGBY, Melvin Rosser Jr., of Henrico, Va., died Saturday, December 9, 2017. Mr. Bagby was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Elizabeth Bagby; his parents, Melvin and Nellie Bagby; one sister, Doris Smith; and a brother, Harvie Bagby. He is survived by his children, Roy I. Parrish and his wife, Carol, of Chesterfield; Ann Parrish of San Francisco, Calif.; and Nancy Collins Parrish of Mechanicsville. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Mitchell and his wife, Starr, Ryan, David, Nicole and her husband, Ibrahim and Ashley; five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, one niece and four nephews. Mr. Bagby served in the United States Navy in WWII, was an avid sportsman and retired from Philip Morris. His remains rest at Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23116, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 12. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, at the funeral home. Interment with military honors to follow in Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fairmount Christian Church, P.O. Box 788, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Melvin Rosser Bagby, Jr.

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Bernie Henderson

December 9, 2017

As President of Woody Funeral Home, I extend our deepest sympathy from all our staff for your loss. We are committed to providing the utmost care to you at this time and throughout the days to come. Our purpose is to assist and serve you in a manner that exceeds your expectations. We pledge to strive to merit the trust you have reposed in us.