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Willard Suggs Jr.

March 8, 1955 — July 28, 2020

CREEDMOOR- Mr. Willard Lee “Buddy” Suggs, Jr., 65, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Mr. Suggs was born on March 8, 1955 to Willard and Ruby Suggs in Durham, NC. Willard worked in the grocery industry for Food Lion and Winn Dixie, he also worked as a security guard at IBM for many years. He attended Bible Baptist Church and was a member of the Wellons Village Bowling league. Willard was an avid hunter and fisherman. He will be remembered as a loving husband, step-father, brother, and step-brother.

Mr. Suggs was preceded in death by his father, Willard Lee Suggs, Sr.; step-son, Victor Jones; and his step-brother, Joey Mangum. He is survived by his mother, Ruby Hopkins Mangum of Butner, NC; step-father, Earl Mangum of Butner, NC; wife, Yvonne Jones Suggs of Wake Forest, NC; step-sons, Harold and Chris Jones both of Wake Forest, NC; brothers, Ronnie Suggs of Person County, NC, and Billy Suggs of Dandridge, TN; step-brothers, Dale Mangum of Butner, NC, and Earl Mangum, Jr. of Hillsborough, NC; sisters, Susan Lane of Creedmoor, NC, and Joan Brown of Longs, SC; and step-sister, Cynthia Brown of Durham, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Phil Clark. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home.

Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association at

Hudson Funeral Home will be observing social distancing for the funeral service, and asks everyone in attendance to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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