Virginia L. Williams-Edwards,88, of Irvington, returned home to her Lord and Savior June 1, 2012.
Born Dec. 19, 1923, she was the daughter of the late George and Rettie Lamberth of Gloucester.
She graduated from Botetourt High School in 1941 and received her B.A. degree in Education from Mary Washington University, Fredericksburg. She began her first career as a teacher in Maryland where she taught business courses at Catonsville High School. She then went on to teach at Washington Henry High School in Hanover; College of Hampton Roads in Newport News, and James Blair High School in Williamsburg. In 1960 she became the administrative assistant to the Vice President of Museum Operations for Colonial Williamsburg and then from 1962-1967 CW’s Department of Interpretations. In 1967 she became Manager of Conference Services for Colonial Williamsburg until her retirement in 1978 when she moved to White Stone. She was married in 1946 to the late R. Jewel Edwards, who preceded her in death in 2000. In July of 2005 at the age of 82, she married her current husband, Ned L. Williams and has spent the last seven years adding more cherished memories to her life.
"Ginny," as she was affectionately known, was a warm and loving person. She cared deeply about her family, immediate and extended, as well as her many friends, always sensitive to the needs of others and willing to extend a helping hand. She was a devoted member of White Stone United Methodist Church since 1978 and served as Church Treasurer, Chairman of Finance, Stewardship, and Evangelism among her positions there. She also volunteered her time with many non-profit organizations in the Lancaster County area.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Ned L. Williams of Irvington; her children, Sherrie E. Oliva of Williamsburg, R. Scott Edwards of 29 Palms, Calif., Bruce C. Edwards and his wife Norma Jean of White Stone, Jill E. Creacy and her husband Steve of Memphis, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Paul S. Edwards of Huntington Beach, Calif., Cary A. Oliva, of Charlottesville, Brian P. Oliva of Denver, Colo., Matthew A. Creacy and his wife Nicole of Greenville, S.C., Jessica A. Creacy of Memphis, Tenn., Brooke C. Edwards of Charlotte, N.C., Whitney L. Edwards of Chesapeake and Hunter K. Edwards of White Stone; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Edwards, Olivia Edwards, and Thayne Creacy; her sisters, Mildred L. Chamberlain of San Diego, Calif. and Agnes L. Hogge of Gloucester; her niece and nephews, Debbie H. Williams and Edwin L. Hogge of Gloucester; Harry W.R. Chamberlain of Northridge, Calif. and their families; and 18 great-nieces and -nephews.
The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Currie Funeral Home, 116 Church St. Kilmarnock, Va. 22482. A memorial service was held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at White Stone United Methodist Church, White Stone.
Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to White Stone United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 185, White Stone, Va. 22578.
Currie Funeral Home of Kilmarnock was in charge of arrangements.