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Virginia Dixon Bobbitt


Sunrise: August 21, 1933

Sunset: July 12, 2021

God Blessed us with Virginia D. Bobbitt on August 21, 1933 of Enfield, North Carolina. The angel of the Lord received her gracefully on July 12, 2021. She was one of seventeen children born to the late Ida and Dave Dixon.

Virginia was predeceased by her husband of almost fifty years and 15 of her siblings.

Virginia was educated in the North Carolina School System. After moving to Virginia from North Carolina, she was employed with Tides Inn Restaurant as a cook and worked there for many years before retiring. All of this was before the Western Freeway came along in Port Norfolk.  Virginia was a deaconess at New First Baptist Taylorsville. She loved children, cooking, cleaning and gardening. Her specialties were barbecue, chicken and dumplings, fried cornbread, fried chicken and sweet potato jacks. Don’t forget the cakes; Mrs. Virginia was a loving, caring and devoted mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, endearing friend and great listener to so many. Virginia also babysat many of children in her home. She will forever be loved and missed by all.

Mrs. Virginia leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Jeanette Hill (John Hill, deceased), Barbara Barner (George Barner); three grandchildren have made a mark in history from her legacy, Mashauna, Jermod and the Honorable Tannisha Bell (Federal Judge in Washington, DC), one surviving sister, Juanita Price (Sterling Price) of Richmond, VA ; six great grandchildren, Whitney Cotton, 1st Lt. (Bradford), Erica, Ashanti, Raven, JaQue, Rosetta, and Jacori; four great great grandchildren.

As the Matriarch of her family, she guided her children in a Christian manner, having them treat others in a compassionate way.

Viewing Monday, July 19, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 *Masks Required*

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    Sebrena R Daughtry says

    My prayers are with and for the Bobbit and Barner and extended families of my granny . She was a sweet but ficety God fearing woman. Who would speak her mind and if she had something good or bad to say to u she would tell u and wouldn’t bite her tongue. I’m going to miss her dearly. R. I. H. Granny til we meet again. Luv granddaughter Sebrena and mother Elsie G. Murphy

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    Jacqueline Young says

    Keeping you Barbara and the family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jacqueline Young and Family
    Florence, SC

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      Crystal Worsley Harvey says

      My heartfelt condolences are with you Jeanette and your family during this time of sorrow. Sending my love and prayers to you all from Louisiana ❤️⚜️❤️⚜️❤️⚜️

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    Carolyn Powell-McKennelly says

    To the Bobbitt and Dixon Family is truly a heartbreak when one loses a loved one. My thoughts and prayers for each of you during this time of bereavement. Keep her kind heart and spirit live in your memories. She loved wrestling back in the day, and I love to hear her laughter. Family and friends “let not your hearts be troubled.” Lean on God’s grace and mercy He will see you through.

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    Mildred Bobbitt Sexton says

    Jeanette and Barbara,
    Our hearts and love are with you and your family. Aunt Virginia and Uncle Buddy have given us memories that are permanent within each of us. Lots of hugs and love from Aunt Addie, Edward, Larry, Joyce, Dalphne, me and our families.

    May God continue to comfort you in days to come. Treasure the wonderful memories. You are in our prayers. We love you.

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    Angela Brown says

    Thoughts, prayers, love and my deepest condolences extend to your family. May you find comfort in knowing that God will be with you, may you find the courage to keep pressing forward in the midst of this difficult time, may you remember the unconditional love she gave and find strength in that love to uphold each other.

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