Edith Virginia Black, 94, of New Columbia, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.
Virginia worked at Good Luck Glove Factory in Metropolis for 20 years, was a lifetime member of the Farm Bureau, a member of the Homemakers group, extension council and New Hope Baptist Church.
She was active in the Massac County Youth Fair and was a 4-H leader, where she was able to impact the lives of a lot of children. She was an avid quilter, knitter, gardener and loved to read books.
Survivors include her son, Hartzel Black and wife Loralea; one son-in-law, Larry Flynn; her grandchildren, Sheri Donahue and husband Jeff, Jeri Miller and husband Scott, Mark Black and wife Trista, Gina Strothmann and husband Kevin, Gay Hammond and husband Rob and Ryan Flynn; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; five siblings, Lula Dickson, Earl Smith, Verl Smith, Frances Goins and Barbara Rohrer; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Thedora Mull Smith; her husband, Theodore Black; one daughter, Joyce Flynn; one son, Eugene Lavern Black; and her siblings, Iva Hines, Lavern Smith, Charles Smith and Carl Smith.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church in Massac County with Rev. Frank Forthman Jr. officiating.
Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Bob Brewer, Don Turner, Bryson Hammond, Scott Miller, Matt Brooks and Jeff Donahue. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Black, Ryan Flynn, Kyle Strothmann, Kent Korte, Chad Goins, Trent Smith and Brad Hammond.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be in Virginia's name to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002; or Masonic Cemetery #10, c/o Bobby Travis, 5734 Black Hill Rd., Belknap, IL 62908.
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.