Virginia Claire Scott, passed away, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at St Francis Nursing Center in Newport News, Virginia. She was born August 3, 1923 in Memphis, Tennessee to William True Threlkeld, Sr. and Loreena Lumbrick Threlkeld.
She earned a BS in Education from Peabody (Vanderbilt) College in 1945.
After college graduation, Virginia spent several years working in various recreational positions at the YMCA and as a camp director. Also, during that period of her life, she took an extensive bicycle trip across the United States and Canada.
In the early 1950’s Virginia moved to Newport News where her sister, Ruth, was living. It was there that she met and married Herbert Rudolph Scott of Selma, North Carolina. The marriage resulted in her 3 daughters and ended in 1958.
Virginia taught PE and elementary school in Newport News, Virginia, Paducah, Kentucky and Memphis, Tennessee while she was raising her girls.
Virginia was a devoted grandmother and greatly assisted her daughters in caring for their children, especially when they were young. She loved being a grandmother and a great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Ruth Hall of Evansville, Indiana, one brother, William (Buddie) True Threlkeld, Jr of Denver, Colorado, and 3 cousins who were raised by her parents: Mabel Colvin of Memphis, Tennessee, Warren Threlkeld and Hubert Threlkeld, both of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Her memory is left to be cherished by 3 daughters; Ruth Woods of Newport News, Virginia; Louise Milligan and husband of Memphis, Tennessee; and Bettie Downs and husband of St Louis, Missouri; 5 grandchildren; Lisa Woods Perrache, Mitzi Milligan Igleharte, David Woods, Chris Downs, and Ryan Downs; and 3 great-grandchildren; Katie Igleharte, Will Igleharte, and Lachlan Perrache.
The family would like to give special thanks to the St. Francis Nursing Center staff and administration who provided such wonderful care and concern for Virginia during the last phase of her life.
Memorial celebration of Virginia’s life to be held at St. Francis Nursing Center Chapel on Saturday, March 18 at 2pm
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Virginia Scott to St Francis Nursing Center, 4 Ridgewood Parkway, Newport News, Virginia 23602