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Virginia Wade Wright

Mrs. Virginia Wade Wright of Halifax died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital.  She was born Dec. 8, 1934 and was 78 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Wade and Maggie Hailey Wade and was also preceded in death by her husband, Berkley Stafford Wright. 

Mrs. Wright was a member of First Baptist Church of Millstone.

Survivors include four daughters, Velvetta Wright Littles and fiancé Scottie Owen of Nathalie, Valerie Wright Waller and Mike of Nathalie, Vanessa Wright Cole and Mark of South Boston and Wendy Wright Beard of Halifax; one son, Berkley S. ‘Skeeter’ Wright Jr. of Halifax; one daughter-in-law, Deborah DeJarnette Wright of Nathalie; three brothers, Emmerson Wade, Dean Wade and J. C. Wade, all of Altavista; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

One son, Vincen Wright; and one brother, Larry Wade, also preceded Mrs. Wright in death.

A memorial service for Mrs. Wright will be held at the First Baptist Church of Millstone Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Stewart officiating with Jimmy Midkiff presenting the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Family Life Center of the church and other times at her home.

For memorials consider a fund to continue raising Ashley and John as has been done before. Memorials may be directed to Valerie W. Waller, 1224 Chestnut Road, Nathalie, VA 24577.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.