Virgil Lee Halley Washington, widow of the late Amon Washington and daughter of the late Virgil Halley and Mary Jane Loney Halley was born Sunday, June 6, 1920 in Sumter, South Carolina. She departed this life on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Pruitt Health – Blythewood Facility in Columbia, South Carolina.
Graveside Service will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Reverend Carnell Hampton, Eulogist. A public viewing will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Ephriam D. Stephens Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Virgil Lee joined the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church where she was a member and served faithfully on the senior choir until her health declined and she could no longer attend.
Virgil Lee was preceded in death by a daughter, Virgie Washington Davis; a son, Herbert Washington; brothers, Sumpter Halley, Thomas Halley and Joseph Halley; three sisters, Josephine Halley Spencer, Mary Jane Peay Dennis and Wilhelmina Vieux; two son-in-laws, John Reese and Henry Scriven
Virgil Lee is survived by three daughters, Gladys Scriven and Josephine (Robert) Durant of Columbia, South Carolina and Mary Reese of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; two sons, Martin (Ellen) Washington and Johnnie (Martha) Washington of Sumter, South Carolina; one sister, Viola Phillips of Bronx, New York; one sister-in-law, Ethel Halley of Greenwich, Connecticut; a son-in-law, Keith Davis of Bowie, Maryland; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 11 great great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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