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Ann Virginia Pankey, 85

PAMPLIN, April 30 – On Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Southside Community Hospital, Farmville, Mrs. Ann Virginia Pankey passed away at the age of 85. She was born on May 30, 1923 in Surry. Mrs. Pankey received her primary education in Surry, and later resided and completed her secondary education in New York City. She was a resident of Pamplin since 1975 and was a member of the New Store Baptist Church in Buckingham.

Mrs. Ann Virginia Pankey is remembered for her integrity, her honesty, and her work ethics. Mrs. Pankey had faithful testimony that these traits were acquired from her dear grand-mother, Mariah Cooke, whom she fondly remembered when as a young girl she walked daily with Mariah to the humble word appointed to them by the Lord, in the plain expectation that he would send the necessary sunshine to ease the burden of their daily ten mile trip.

She was the devoted wife of the late Deacon John A. Pankey and the loving mother of the late John D. Pankey.

She is survived by her beloved son, Henry A. Pankey, who resides in New York City, NY with his wife, Margaret; daughter-in-law, Hazel Pankey of Farmville; brother-in-law, Isaac W. Pankey and his wife, Mary of Green Bay; sister-in-law, Mrs. Francis Field of Buckingham; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at the New Store Baptist Church in Buckingham.

Public viewing will be Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bland-Reid Funeral Home.

Bland-Reid Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.