Virginia Stewart

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Virginia L. Stewart
HENRICO—Virginia Wright Lankford Stewart, 89, a retired Richmond public school teacher, died Nov. 13, 2008.
She was predeceased by her husband, James LaFayette Stewart.
Mrs. Stewart was the daughter of George Albert Lankford Sr. and Alice Carey Lankford of Capron.
She received her B.S. degree from Madison College (now James Madison University) in 1940. She taught school in Kempsville, Holland and Suffolk, before coming to Richmond in 1952, where she taught until she retired in 1979.
Prior to June 2000, Mrs. Stewart was a dedicated member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and an elder for two terms.
She was an active worker with the Presbyterian Women, where she served as Circle Leader for many years.
Since June 2000, she has been a member of Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church and active with the Presbyterian Women there.
Survivors include her children, Victoria S. Bethel and husband David and Bob Stewart and wife Pattie; four grandchildren, Jacqueline Bethel, Bobby and Michael Carey Stewart and Bridget Crusan; one niece; two nephews; five great-nieces; two great-nephews; one great-great-nephew and one great-great-niece.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church.
Burial services will be private.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Presbyterian Women Memorial Fund at Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church, 7000 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23226 or to Presbyterian Women Memorial Fund at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1627 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23220.
The Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., Richmond, VA 23230, is in charge of arrangements.