Richards, Virginia Burns

Monday, December 31, 2012
Virginia Richards
Virginia Richards

Virginia Burns Richards, 85, of Chattanooga and longtime resident of Hixson, peacefully died on Saturday, December 29, 2012.

Virginia was born on Feb. 16, in Chattanooga. She attended Chattanooga High School and worked in the retail business until her retirement from Belk's.

She was a loving and kind mother, aunt, sister, and friend to many. She loved to read, travel, play cards, cook, and spend time with her extended family and friends. Her fondest memories were those centered around family and friends.

Virginia and her husband were of the Baptist faith and were very active members of Central Baptist and Red Bank Baptist. While at Central Baptist, Virginia was a faithful children's teacher and loved to cook for those in need. She was an active member of Red Bank Baptist's Sunday School class, Lorene Pilford and a member of the Prime Timer's.

A special thanks goes out to the many nurses, doctors, and staff at Alexian Village Health Services for their love and exceptional care to our Aunt over the past six years.

Virginia is preceded in death by her mother and father, John and Ruth Burns, her husband, William (Bill) Richards, their loving daughter, Joy Richards Tharpe, four brothers and sisters, Jack Burns, John Burns, Martha Burns Carrick, and Jessie Burns Bingham.

Survivors include nephews, Tim Burns (Carol), Mike Bingham (Cindy), Jeff Burns (Felicia), and nieces, Karen Burns, Kelly Carrick, Debbie (Ray) Kyle.

Funeral services will be held at noon the chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, followed by a private burial at Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alexian Village or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy. 153, Hixson, Tn., 37343. 

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.


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