July 15, 1919 ~ July 7, 2008

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Virginia Greenwood Roberson, 88, of 268 Green Valley Road, Leicester, died Monday, July 7, 2008. Mrs. Roberson was a native of Buncombe County and was preceded in death by her parents, Blake and Ethel Whitt Greenwood, and by her husband, Gwyn Roberson, who died in 1979. They were retired dairy farmers. Mrs. Roberson was an active member of Western Chapel United Methodist Church. She loved her family, many animals, and ministering to the people of the community by delivering Meals on Wheels and making pound cakes. Several nieces, nephews and cousins survive her. The celebration of her homegoing will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Western Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon Dorsey officiating (and in spirit, her pastor for many years, the Rev. Ed Worley). Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Western Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Ed Worley, 55 Camille Lane, Leicester, NC 28748, or to Meals on Wheels, 146 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. Melissa, Johnny and Family: My fondest memories are of growing up on Green Valley Road. Virginia and Gwyn were great neighbors and close friends of my family. Virginia was a wonderful person and will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. For what is the land without the people? It is the people who make the land. I am sure my dad and I must have met her and her husband in my years of growing up in the hayes cove. God has claimed his faithful servant, loving person, and who are we, but to labor on and wait until one day we see her again in Heaven. Rest in peace sweet lady, your generation is what this country was builded on. Bob Lester (son of Roy Lester). I graduaded from Leicester High in 61.

  3. Virgina & Gwen were a large part of my growing and the person I turned out to be. We worked on the farm(George & Geraldean Russ) They were so good to all of us I went by there when I moved back to NC just to say Hello and no one was there. So to all the Family and Friends I can’t tell you how much I regret not being able to tell the two of them the difference they made in my life I hope they know.I hope that all of you know how special they were.My God be with you all!


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