Virginia James Smith

Published 4:48 pm Monday, June 3, 2024

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia James Smith will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at Brookhaven Funeral Home at 12:00 Noon with burial to follow in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Hazlehurst, MS. Rev. Billy Barnes will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Monday, June 3, 2024 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from 10:00 AM till 12:00 Noon.

Virginia Smith was born and raised in Stronghope, MS, but for the past 32 years found her home and heart in Brookhaven alongside her devoted husband, Mike. Together, they created a loving family, blending their lives with six wonderful daughters. To her grandchildren, she was more than just Virginia; she was Nana, a source of endless love and joy. To her sisters, a Big Sister and friend.

Virginia worked as a teacher’s assistant at Mamie Martin Elementary school for many years, touching the lives of countless children and adults. She left a lasting impact on all who crossed her path.

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She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church. Her deep-rooted faith shone through everything she did. She shared her love for the Lord with her family and instilled those values in her children and grandchildren, leaving a legacy of faith and kindness.

Her passions were as vibrant as the flowers she tended in her beautiful yard. Cooking, puzzles, coloring, and time spent with family brought her immense joy, but it was in her yard and garden where her true passion blossomed. Her yard was a reflection of her nurturing spirit, always blooming with life and beauty.

Her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched, and her absence will be deeply felt by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Syble James of Wesson, MS; son, Robert Elkins Jr. of Wesson; Granddaughter, Megan Threeton of Springfield, LA; Son-in-Law, Robert Durr of Brookhaven; Brother, Cecil James; and Sister, Diane Brown of Wesson.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Smith of Brookhaven; daughters, Jeana James of Brookhaven, Cindy Durr of Wesson, Chris Threeton (Lennie) of Springfield, LA, Mona Fletcher (Eric) of Wesson, Debra Smith (Jesse) of Brookhaven, and Renee Durr of Brookhaven; 18 Grandchildren, Ashley, Christi, RJ, Nathan, Justine, LeeAnn, Casey, Erica, Heather, Brandon, CJ, Garrett, Hunter, Gage, Logan, Andrew, Breanna, and Katlynn; 17 Great-Grandchildren; sisters, Sherry Brown and Sallie James of Wesson.

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