Velma Askew Dilday

Velma Askew Dilday

Suffolk , VA
09.07.1924 - 04.14.2019
Gates County, NC

Velma Parker Askew Dilday departed this life from her home on April 14, 2019.

Velma, the daughter of the late Henry F. and Lula U. Parker was a native of Gates County, North Carolina. She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.

Velma survived her husband, R. Wilson Askew to whom she was married for 55 years and also her second husband, Jesse P. Dilday, to whom she was married for 17 years.

She loved her family, flowers and the many friends that she graciously  welcomed in her home.

She was a life long Southern Baptist and a charter member of Wilroy Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Brenda Byrd and her husband Jerry, and Sarah Askew Massey; her son, Robert W. Askew and his wife Pam; and  her faithful friend, Peggy Bradshaw.

Her beloved grandchildren will always love their Nangy: Mark Byrd, Matthew Byrd and Julie Byrd; Elizabeth Massey Adams and Leslie Massey Fenton, Jedd Askew, Kelly Askew Boyd and Katie Askew. Velma was blessed with eight great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at Wilroy Baptist Church at 11 AM with Rev. Tim Rawls and Rev. Wayne Gardner officiating. Place of interment will be Holly Lawn. Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home from 6:30-7:30 PM.

The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered at

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Wilroy Baptist Church
306 Williams Rd
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


She was such as kind hearted, sweetheart of a lady. She was such a blessing to me and family. She will be deeply missed. Love you always Mrs.Velma❤️

Hunter Bruff

Robert and family, we are so sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Please know we are holding you close in our hearts during this difficult time. We hope memories bring you comfort.

Bucky and Kay Hurley

Robert, Sara and Brenda so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember growing up on some Saturday mornings being at y’alls house. Your mom turned on the cartoons for me and always gave me some pecan spins while I was watching cartoons. She was such a nice person and I know all of you will miss her very much. God bless her and may she Rest In Peace. Such a great childhood memory for me. Sincerely, Jim Clark Windsor, Va

Jim Clark

Even though I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Ms Dilday but having personally experienced the awful pain and emptiness of death and losing a loved one, I wanted to send my
sincere condolences to your family. May the cherished memories of your dear loved one comfort you as you look forward to the future when death sorrow and pain will end forever and we are reunited with our loved ones again. Please find comfort in the hope we have recorded to us at John 5:28, 29 for more information on the subject of hope please visit our web site JW.ORG erb Virginia

E Black

I am so sorry to hear about your precious mom. She was a perfect example of a Southern are in my prayers... love you

Susan Farmer

I will forever cherish the memories I have with Mrs. Velma. She was such a kind soul. I always enjoyed conversation with her and her friendly hugs. She will be deeply missed.

Rebecca Gayheart

Sarah, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you our love and hugs.

Charles & Mary Jo Godwin

The death of your loved one Velma is one of the most devastating experiences your family will face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart.” We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief. For more words of encouragement from the Bible go to the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses Our prayers are with you and your family.

Williams Family

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