Margaret Virginia West

Published 2:16 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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SUFFOLK — Margaret Virginia Joyner West, 82, widow of Littleton Judson “Junior” West Jr., passed away on June 3, 2020, in her home with family by her side.

Margaret Virginia West

Born in Suffolk and reared in Ivor, she was the daughter of the late Noah Thomas Joyner and Margaret Atkins Joyner. Virginia was also predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Michael West.

Virginia was a graduate of Ivor High School and a school bus driver for Suffolk Public Schools for 15 years. She was a member of Holland Baptist Church and a member of the WMU, Ladies Red Hat Society, Holland Baptist Grand Age Club and Holland Baptist Dorcas Sunday School Class.

Virginia was a devoted wife and mother.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Judson Thomas West (Karla), Michael Lynn West (Julie) and David Sidney West (Ruth); six grandchildren, Rachel West, Ryan West (Erica), Jason West (Kristin), Noah West (fiancée Nataly), Jordan West (friend Brett) and Mackenzie West (friend Kevin); and four great-grandchildren, Riley West and Ellie West, and twins, Ryan and Thomas West.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 5, in Holland Baptist Church with the Rev. Matthew Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Holland Cemetery.

Viewing will be on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Holland Baptist Church WMU, P.O. Box 7086, Suffolk, VA 23437; or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.