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Virginia D. Clarke

October 10, 2012 12:10 am



Virginia D. Clarke

Virginia Dew Phillippe Clarke, 88, of Partlow died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

Virginia was a lifelong active member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church. She held many offices in the United Methodist Women and had been a member of the choir. She was a loving wife, mother, nannie and foster mom. Virginia loved cooking and entertaining family and friends at her home.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, James A. "Johnnie" Clarke; four children, Shirley Jean Waller and husband Bobby of Partlow, Rebecca Stephens of Fredericksburg, Linda Payne and husband Charles of Fredericksburg and Jimmy Clarke and wife Kathy of Partlow; six grandchildren, Julie Moore, Kristen Smith, Tracey Workman, Neil Payne, Jessica Braden and Jamie Clarke; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Herman Phillippe of Spotsylvania County; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sallie and Harrison Phillippe; sisters Gladys Shelkett and Verna Lacy; and brother Cliff Phillippe.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Linda Driver Ray officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 18580 Partlow Road, Beaverdam, Va. 23015.

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