Virginia Ruth Wood White, 83, went home to be with the Lord on September 1, 2017, following a 4-year struggle with Alzheimer's.
Virginia was born August 6, 1934, in Bogata, Texas, to Howard P. Wood and Mary J. Bryson Wood. She attended schools in San Angelo, Texas and graduated from Lake View High School. Virginia married George F. White on January 30, 1954. They were blessed with two sons, Wesley Wayne White and Rayford Jay White.
Virginia worked for General Telephone Company (GTE) for 30 years, retiring in 1985. After retiring from GTE, Virginia went to work for Smith Rose and Finley law firm for several more years. Virginia is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was active in her High School class reunion organization. She loved spending time with friends and family, but was especially devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Marilyn Mohler, brother Jerry Wood, half-brother Gene Wood, and granddaughters Chrystal and Tara White. She is survived by her children, Wesley W. White and wife Janet of San Angelo; Rayford J. White and wife Kelley of Keller and half-sister Linda Mayo of San Angelo. Virginia is also survived by grandchildren, Bryson J. White and wife Chelsea of Houston, and Wesley S. White and wife Amanda of Austin. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Hatira Jones and husband Xavier, Brooklynn Gray, and Harvey White. Virginia has a great-great granddaughter Aaliyah, along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Johnson's Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017, in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, it was Virginia's wish that memorial donations would be given to West Texas Boys Ranch (http://www.wtbr.org/donate-to-wtbr.html) or San Angelo Meals on Wheels(http://mealsfortheelderly.org/articles/view/gifts-donations) A special thanks to the caring nurses and staff at Baptist Memorial Sagecrest's Allison House for their excellent care and attention provided to Virginia for the past 3 ½ years.