Faith Pugh

Obituary of Faith Crist Pugh

Faith Naomi Crist Pugh, 81, of Lynchburg, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She was a strong fighter of cancer over the last five years and she amazed everyone with her positive attitude. Born March 24, 1940, in Lynchburg, Faith was the only child of the late Aimee and Buster Crist. She dated her high-school sweetheart, Richard L. Pugh, for 7 1/2 years and was married to him for 56 years.

She was a member of Rivermont Ave. Baptist/Gospel Community Church for about 56 years and joined Thomas Road Baptist Church shortly before her death. She enjoyed being a part of many church groups and activities over the years. In her later years, she loved keeping up with anything her four grandchildren were doing. She loved babies and was so in love with her brand new first great-grandson! She loved watching cooking shows, shopping, and had so much fun going out to lunch/dinner with her cousins, family, and friends that she loved dearly. She especially enjoyed her “Pearls” lunch group and her “Saturday night” dinner crew.

She will be missed by everyone that knew her. She didn’t know a stranger and greeted everyone with a sweet smile. She was a beautiful lady and was in several pageants including winning the title “Miss Lynchburg” in 1963 and went on to compete in the Miss VA pageant.

In addition to leaving behind all of the precious friends, cousins, sister-n-laws, nieces, nephews and family that she loved so much, Faith is survived by her loving husband Richard Pugh; two daughters, Tamara Johnson and Cherie Staples; son-n-law, Paul Johnson; four grandchildren and grand son-n-law, Holly and Scott Morongell, Hunter Johnson, Haden Staples, and Riley Staples; and her great-grandson, Jack Morongell.

A celebration of her life will take place on Sunday, April 25th, 2021 in the Pate Chapel at Thomas Road Baptist Church. Visitation will be at 2:00 and the Funeral will take place at 3:00.

The family asks that any memorials be made to the Pearson Cancer Center.

Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory-Wiggington Road Chapel, 385-8900, is serving the family. To send condolences please go to


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Funeral Service

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Pate Chapel-Thomas Road Baptist Church
1 Thomas Rd.
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States