Virginia Vaughan Wallace
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in their time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Sincerely, John, Bonnie, Cameron &...Read More »
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May your many fond memories of your wife, mom, and grandmother help you each...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: John James - Williamsburg, VA

“I was on a two week grandchild tour of the country when I received the word of Ginny's passing. Thanks Mistie for the call. First, my heart goess out...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Carpenter

“I just found out about Ginny's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. I am thinking of you daily with love. Lisa ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: lisa alexander - spring, TX

“When I was on the ferry yesterday heading back to my home in Smithfield I had a tremendous urge to turn around and hold all of my family close to...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Diana Morris - Smithfield, VA

“Our best to you Sam .God bless ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: George & Janet Tinsley - VA

“I am sooo very sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to each and every one of you. What a tremendously brave battle she fought! Please accept my...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Knapp - Williamsburg, VA

“Aunt Ginny was an inspiration to as all, I remember her sparkling smile and wonderful energy from all the family reunions and events. She fought a...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Meagan Bailey - Arlington, VA

“To the Vaughan family, I am so sorry to hear of Ginny's passing, She was such a remarkalbe person! She always had a smile for everyone. I remember...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Patsy ( Brindle) Jenkins - VA

“Dear Wallace Family, I did not know Mrs. Wallace; however, when I read of her passing I felt compelled to send my condolences. My sister-in-law is...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Jerilyn Jackson - NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Virginia was very special and will be greatly missed. Alan, Nancy and Jake Hoffmann ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Alan, Nancy and Jake Hoffmann - OH

“With our deepist sorrow ,our prayers are with you .The Mcallister family ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: McAllister Family - williamsburg, VA

“Taylor and Family, You have our deepest condolences. It is clear from reading your Grandmother's obituary that she was a very special person. We are...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Tim & Sarah Davison - Granville, OH

“Ginny was simply a gracious, lovely, lady who could brighten up any room. But, I just didn't realize my old friend was also one of the bravest little...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Connelly - Newport News, , VA

“I am so sorry for the loss our family has suffered. I truly wish i could be there, but my responsibility to another family member is much needed....Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Terri L. Cline - Niece

“There are not enough words to express my heartfelt sorrow for you and the family. Nor are there enough words to express what a wonderful person "Mom"...Read More »
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“Words can not express my sympathy to the Stephenson family, especially Mistie and Dawn. Sorry is a word that is used so often in these circumstanses,...Read More »
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Virginia Vaughan Wallace died on January 24, 2010 with grace and dignity after enduring a courageous battle with cancer .

She was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, the daughter of the late Alonzo (A.T.) and Mattie Vaughan. She was a graduate of James Blair High School where she enjoyed sports and participated in many school activities. During her lifetime, she was the owner of several family businesses. She was the team captain for the Vaughan Family & Friends Working for a Cure Williamsburg Relay for Life team. She loved to spend time with her family, the beach, traveling, and antiques.

She is survived by her loving husband, Samuel K. Wallace; daughters, Mistie Stephenson Berschet and husband Douglas (Granville, Ohio), and Dawn Stephenson Florence and husband Scott (Williamsburg, Virginia); and Samuel K. Wallace, Jr., and Cabell Wallace. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Ashley Berschet Nicodemus and husband Joe, Mason Florence, Taylor Berschet, Nathan Florence, Samuel K. Wallace III, Tyler Wallace, and Elizabeth Wallace; her sisters, Joyce Vaughan Robertson, Katherine Vaughan Martin, Barbara Vaughan West, and Margaret “Bibbie” Vaughan Salyer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by Elizabeth “Tootie” Vaughan Mingus; brother, Jack T. Vaughan; and brother in-law, Sherwood Salyer.

In all her endeavors and in life, Virginia was an exceptional person. She was a kind and compassionate woman with an endless energy for life. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her family, who were always first and foremost in her heart. She had many family and friends whom she treasured. She faced cancer with an unwavering strength, and was a source of inspiration to all those who watched her fight against cancer .

In honor of Virginia, the family would like to request donations to the American Cancer Society . Donations may be made payable to American Cancer Society , 101 Catawba Court, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

As Virginia’s family, we would like to express our sincerest appreciation for all who have supported her during her lifetime.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 26, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:00 AM at Cedar Grove Cemetery, 809 South Henry Street, Williamsburg.

Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.

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