September 21 1926 December 17 2021
Virginia’s Obituary Virginia Pittman Shell, 95, formerly of Roanoke Rapids died December 17, 2021 at Spring Oaks of Petersburg. Born September 21, 1926 in Scotland Neck, Virginia was a daughter of John Cephus and Alice Vivian Staton Pittman. Her parents; husband, Raymond Shell; sons, Walter Shell and Bill Shell, and 8 siblings, preceded her in death. She spent 18 years working in federal government with the Naval Surface Weapon Control Dahlgreen Laboratory. She also ran the Triple A Restaurant in Reedville, VA for one year. Virginia helped turn the old Holiday Inn into a home for boys from age 12 years. She also worked for 10 years at Families Supporting Families. Virginia is survived by her daughters, Tonya Mahaffey (Chuck) of Chesapeake, VA and Gloria Bain of Dinwiddie, VA; daughter-in-laws, Patsy Shell of Roanoke Rapids and Phyllis Shell of Litchfield, IL; foster son, Billy Newton (Sheri) of Roanoke Rapids; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The service for Mrs. Virginia Shell will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday December 22, 2021 from the graveside at Cedarwood Cemetery with Dr. Bane Angles presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Department of First Christian Church, 836 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. The online guest register may be signed at hockadayfs.com Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Virginia Pittman Shell, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Virginia Pittman Shell September 21 1926 December 17 2021.
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Death notice for the town of: Roanoke Rapids, state: North Carolina
TO A LADY WHOM LIKE A QUEEN WHO HAS MANY HATS ABOVE MANY CROWNS: LET U GO ON TO ANOTHER WORLD. FROM:UR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. SWEET PATSY SHELL