Virginia Scott-Smith, 76, was born on November 17, 1943 in Princess Anne, Maryland to the late Rufus and Lillian Watson. God saw fit to bring her to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. Even though she was born in Maryland she spent her early childhood years in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Virginia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from her beloved alma mater, Norfolk State University and continued to further her education by obtaining her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Hampton University. Virginia loved the Lord and it led to her joining Victorious Living Church of God in Christ in Norfolk, Virginia.
Virginia enjoyed an illustrious nursing career spanning over 50 years in the Tidewater area. She worked at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, Tidewater Detention Center, Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center, and served as an instructor at the Briggs Home Healthcare Agency teaching young minds the CNA profession.
During Virginia's life, she impacted the lives of many people as a nurse, as an instructor, and most of all as a good and dependable friend to those around her.
Virginia' s lifelong passion was football. She loved traveling to games to support her beloved Norfolk State Spartan's and the Washington Redskins. She also thoroughly enjoyed watching her son Eddie play as member of the Winston Salem State University Rams.
Virginia was immensely proud of her family and was quick to let people know. Virginia's lifelong legacy is one of a courageous, compassionate women that lived an exceptional life, filled with integrity, and countless friends that loved her. May the Lord Bless her and Keep her.
She is predeceased by her parents, Rufus and Lillian Watson.
Virginia leaves to continue her legacy, her loving husband of 5 years, Clifton Smith; son, Eddie N. Sauls, III (Sherrie); grandchildren, Ashton E. Sauls, April L. Sauls, and Alexis C. Sauls all of Des Moines, Iowa; step-sons, Michael Smith of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Terry Smith of Norfolk, Virginia; nephews and nieces, Herman and Cassandra Wooten of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Reginald and Gloria Watson of Greenville, North Carolina, Lisa Robinson of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Terry Moore of Goldsboro, North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Wilma Ringo of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Barbara Hunter of Camden, New Jersey, Shirley and Willis Brown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Evelyn Smith of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Janette and James Gholson of Long Island, New York; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
The family wishes to acknowledge, with deep appreciation, the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown to them during this hour of bereavement. May God Bless and keep you.
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