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Virginia Belle Cushion

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Date published: 10/13/2013

Virginia Belle Cushion

Virginia Belle "Lilly" Cushion, 88, of Stafford County went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

She was born in Jumping Branch, W.Va., on July 9, 1925. She was one of nine children of Henry H. Lilly and Mary Jane Adkinson Lilly. Virginia met the love of her life, George H. Cushion, USMC, while working as a "Rosie the Riveter" at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. They were married on May 3, 1945, and enjoyed 44 years of married life until his death in 1989.

Virginia is survived by daughters Bonnie Belle Richardson and Debbie Belle Taylor; granddaughter Leah Zapata; grandsons Daniel Kraemer, Donald Kraemer and George Taylor; great-granddaughters Danielle Kraemer and Naeomi Zapata; great-grandson Israel Zapata; and sister Melva Rucker of Columbus, Ohio. She was also dearly loved by son-in-law Charles Taylor; grand-son-in-law Milton Zapata; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by brothers Leroy, Woodrow, Carlton, Walter and Ray; sisters Vila and Marie; and great-grandson Solomon Zapata.

Virginia was a strong, dedicated Christian and proud to be a charter member of Colonial Baptist Church in Stafford.

Virginia was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her gentle spirit, willing heart and Christian values blessed all who had the privilege to know her. It was her fondest prayer that all in her family will meet her again in heaven.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A funeral will be held at at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Colonial Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to McGuire VAMC, a charity near and dear to Virginia's heart, and which she used her time, talents and efforts to support with handmade hats, quilts and walker bags.

Online condolences may be sent to mullinsthompson fredericksburg.com.