MARION

Virginia Young Greene, 102, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at Autumn Care of Marion.

Virginia was born in McDowell County, Oct. 4, 1916, to the late Lloyd S. Young and Blanche Wall Young. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Marion where she was a Sunday school teacher for 54 years. She worked with her husband for many years at Greene Enterprises, and was a receptionist at the senior center. She was not only a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, but also the Coordinator of the volunteers. Virginia lived a long and adventurous life, full of giving. Just to name a few, her accolades include senior citizen of the year, grand marshal of the Christmas parade, first recipient of the McDowell County special service award in 2007, for her outstanding personal involvement and significant contributions to the well-being and development of citizens for McDowell County.

Preceding her in passing was her husband of 41 years, Robert P. Greene.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Larry Greene and wife, Brenda, of Marion, Craig Greene and wife, Martha, of Millers Creek; a sister, Mary Ellen Stroud of Florence, S.C.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a slew of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Marion, from 2 to 3 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Scott Hagaman officiating.

Flowers are appreciated, but memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 99 N. Main Street, Marion NC 28752; or to Meals on Wheels, 100 Spaulding Rd., Marion NC 28752.

Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

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