Cecile Bussey, 89, of Chester, VA went to be with the Lord from her home, on Friday, September 4, 2020. She was born, raised, and then retired in Franklin County. She is preceded in death by her parents, Eslie and Mary Sledd; her stepmother, Dolly Sledd; her five brothers: Joseph, Lloyd, Eslie, Jr., Harry, and Pete; and three of her four sisters: Eva, Ethel, and Serena. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Fred L. Bussey; daughter, Dawn and son-in-law, Michael Rancka of Midlothian, VA; granddaughter, Kate Rancka of Los Angeles, CA; her sister, Norma of Melbourne, FL; her sisters-in-law, Jeanette Sledd of Callaway, VA, Mary Sledd of Roanoke, VA, and Betty Kingrey of Roxboro, NC; many nieces and nephews; and many good friends. Ceil was a member of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church and spent her retirement years volunteering with the hospital auxiliary and with the American Red Cross. Since there will be no gathering during these unprecedented times, please smile, think of Ceil and say a prayer. A memorial gift may be made to Rocky Mount UMC, 35 N Main St, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 or to the American Cancer Society.