Obituaries

Virgie Ethel Howell Stevenson

Virgie Ethel Howell Stevenson, 105 years old, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at her home. She was born in 1917 to the late Carmel O. and Fannie Messer Howell. Virgie attended school in Haywood County, NC. In 1937, she met the love of her life, Cephus Stevenson. They married in 1941 and relocated to Newport News, VA. In 1960, Cephus passed away and Virgie never remarried, remaining in Virginia until her passing.

Virgie was loved by many and greeted everyone as her friend. She was an active member in her church, and community being well known for the long walks she took with friends. She enjoyed travel, spirited card games, and spending quality time with family and friends. She was a favorite aunt with nieces and nephews. Throughout her life, she was blessed with great energy and health, amazing others with her independent and caring personality.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cephus, parents, seven sisters, and one brother. She is survived by her nephews, Dr. Jimmie T. Miles (Sharon) of Richmond and Jeff B. Miles (Cathy) of Moseley, VA; and nieces, Mrs. Gloria Guin of Aberdeen NC and Mrs. Charlan Cornwell (Michael) of Haymarket, VA.

Graveside services will be held at the Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Waynesville, NC on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

Special thanks and appreciation by the family for the amazing support by the caregivers from Home Helpers and the hospice team of Amedisys, Inc.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

 

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