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January 23, 1936 - October 14, 2017
Virginia (Ginner, Sis, Mom, Ma Ma, my Darling) as she was lovingly known by her whole family, completed her earthly life Saturday October 14, 2017 at 10:10 in the morning. It was a hard earned rest after a tiring battle with cancer, and a life so long with pain. Virginia was born Jan. 23, 1936 near Annona, Texas to parents William H. and Lula Mae Garrison. She graduated from Annona High where she was a four year star on the girls’ basketball team. On Jan. 11, 1958, she married Ray Denny of Clarksville at the Annona United Methodist Church. They made their home in Mesquite, near Dallas.
Before starting her family, she worked in the southern accounting office of J.C.Penny Co. Dallas.Virginia is a long time member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church of Mesquite where she served as Director of their Mother’s Day Out Program for over ten years. She had a special patience and love for children; she was active in the Mesquite I.S.D. Parent Teachers Association,served as Den Mother for the WEBELOS boy scouts, was coach of the “Tweety Birds” girls soccer team, and kept a whole gaggle of kids in the home while she was raising her own- she was the whole neighborhood’s “Mom”.
Virginia was creatively blessed, and was happy to share the gift making the girl's “Home Coming Mums” during high school home coming season. She also had a fantastic talent for painting porcelain figurines and sewing. Virginia’s favorite vacation spot was Walleye Park near Mt Vernon, relaxing in the camper while surrounded by family and friends.
Virginia is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ray Denny; her son’s, Steven Denny & Danny Collins of Dallas; her daughter Angelia & Phil Siebert of East Dubuque- Illinois, her grandchildren Destiny and Garrison Garcia; 3sisters, Bettye McFerrin, Kathy Cooper and Lillie Duncan; 3 brothers, Clarence, David & wife Lora, Herbert Lee & wife Kathy, and a son-in-law Rudy Garcia.
Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Cemetery near Annona where Ray and Virginia set a stone some 15 to 20 years ago, under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Clarksville Funeral Home.
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