Virginia R. Petty
Virginia R. Petty
  • November 28, 1927 - April 12, 2017
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Virginia R. Petty, 89, of Chattanooga passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at her home. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Virginia was loving wife, mother and friend to all she met, a life well lived. She has gone to be with her Savior, now sheltered in the arms of God. Virginia married her high school sweetheart on June 28, 1947. She graduated from Central High School Class of 1945, and for 20 years she served on the Planning Committee for class reunions. For a brief period in the mid 1980's she worked for J.C. Penney at the East Gate location in the ladies dress and coat department. She was well known for her trade mark hair styles worn over the years as times changed, meticulously well kept, and for her style, grace and elegance. Virginia's kindness and loving spirit has blessed many souls over the years, she will be forever missed by her family, friends and loved ones. A true lady always knows when to leave.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents Ralph A. and Kitty T. Roberts sister Betty Joyce Hasty.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband of 70 years Homer T. Petty, sons Michael and Darrell, former daughter-in-law Cindy Holton, grand-dog Jenny, nephew Mark (Penny) Hasty and his son Chase.
A graveside memorial will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:30 am.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Hospice of Chattanooga and her wonderful caregivers Nurse Kim, CNA's Tonya, Ruby, Amissa.
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Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist; 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, TN. 37412