Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:44

Virginia Connelly Wells Hargrave

Virginia Connelly Wells Hargrave, 91, of Dinwiddie, VA. passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021.

She was born August 22, 1929 to the late Thomas Budd and Effie Connelly Wells. Mrs. Hargrave was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Ernest Hargrave and four sisters; Mary W. Burge, Rebecca W. Avery, Mildred W. Spain, and Ethel W. Daniels. She lived a long Christian life who put God and her family first, always caring and doing for others. She was an active member of Memorial Methodist Church, Petersburg, VA. and later Kenwood United Methodist Church, Dinwiddie, VA. Mrs. Hargrave is survived by her three children, Nancy H. Wittie (Pete) of Midlothian, VA., Ann H. Johnson (Chuck) of Dinwiddie, VA. and Samuel E. “Ernie” Hargrave, Jr. (Dee) of Chester, VA.; three grandchildren, Jason A. Holloway (Cheryl) of Virginia Beach, VA., Susan E. Hargrave of Chester, VA. and Samuel E. Hargrave, III of Arlington, VA.; four great-grandchildren, Landon, Tyler, and Kole Holloway and Timothy Freeman. A devoted brother, John B. Wells of Orlando, FL., several nieces and nephews and many special friends including Ted and Claire Baxter, Doug, Julie, and Heather Jackson. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Petersburg Home for Ladies who cared for her during her final days. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. prior to the service at 12 noon, Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Kenwood United Methodist Church, 25200 Ritchie Ave., North Dinwiddie, VA. 23803. Burial will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, South Prince George, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kenwood United Methodist Church or Petersburg Home for Ladies (Fellowship Fund), 311 S. Jefferson St., Petersburg, VA. 23803. The family is being served by Williams Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Comment Link Sharon Smith Smallwood Thursday, 03 June 2021 00:14 posted by Sharon Smith Smallwood

    My husband, David, and I send our heartfelt condolences to Virginia's family and the extended family members. We will miss her so much; always a delight to get together with her. I am part of the broader Connelly family, and I'm so thankful that Virginia, Landon, and others invited us to several of their reunions. Virginia was so loving from the very start of our friendship, which we kept up after the reunions stopped. She was so special and I will miss talking with her and hearing her voice. It was always exciting to receive phone calls and cards from her, for she meant alot to me & she made me feel like I was really a close relative. I was really looking forward to visiting her in her new place this summer, when we travel south. I wish so much that I could be at the funeral service, but I don't have the stamina yet to travel, due to recovering from 4 broken ribs this winter. Praising our LORD JESUS CHRIST for her life, and our kinship & friendship!! Wish I had known her all my life. Her joyful life and beautiful smile and laugh reminded me of my Mama, a Connelly. What a blessing Virginia was and a blessing remembering her will be!! Love and hugs to all, & I'm praying for y'all. May all take care in the loving care, comfort, and peace of our LORD. (If there's a DVD of the service, I would appreciate a copy, if possible.

  • Comment Link JANICE  D. jOHNSON Wednesday, 02 June 2021 10:07 posted by JANICE D. jOHNSON

    My sweet Aunt Virginia was a wonderful person and a fine Christian, would do anything for anyone. She helped us in our restaurant for years, The Homeplace, was always there to lend a helping hand. She loved everyone, no one was a stranger. She will be greatly missed by the community. She was like a second mom, I could go to her for advice. I love her so much. I know she is in heaven with her family and friends, rejoicing and looking down upon us today. Going to miss her so very much. Rest in peace Sweet Virginia.

  • Comment Link Joanie Avery Smith Tuesday, 01 June 2021 22:21 posted by Joanie Avery Smith

    My aunt Virginia was a very special person to me. She was always there for me when I needed someone. After my mom got Dementia, she became like a second mother to me. I was unable to physically see her during the last few years but I called and talked to her on the phone or she would call me if I went too long calling her. I loved her dearly and will miss her so much. RIP sweet lady ❤

  • Comment Link Sandy and Jim League Tuesday, 01 June 2021 20:41 posted by Sandy and Jim League

    I met Ms Virginia in 1969 when her daughter, Nancy, moved to Shreveport Louisiana. Nancy and I lived across the hall from each other and we began a life time friendship. Ms Virginia was a beautiful person inside and out and the time was very special whenever we could travel from Alabama to Virginia for a visit. Our hearts are with each family member during this difficult time. She had a fulfilling life and we will always remember the sweet memories. God bless you all. We love you!❤️?

  • Comment Link Julie Jackson Sunday, 30 May 2021 16:46 posted by Julie Jackson

    Mrs Hargrave was like a second mother to me especially after my mom got alzheimers and her mind was not the same I would talk to Virginia about how my mom was doing she was a great listener and fine lady and it was a blessing having her as a neighbor and friend to our family

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