Mrs. Virginia Ferguson Burnett, age 87 of Stuart, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was born in Pittsylvania County on April 19, 1935 to the late Claude Emerson Ferguson and Flaucie Myers Ferguson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burnett was preceded in death by a sister, Jerleen Mayhew. She graduated from George Washington High School in Danville, Virginia. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and had retired from R.J. Reynolds Patrick County Hospital after 31 years of service.
Mrs. Burnett is survived by her husband of 66 years, Virgil A. Burnett of Stuart; two daughters, Catherine Clark (Eddie) of Richmond, Melody Johnston (David) of Oak Hill; two grandchildren, Amy Catherine Herring (Joe) and Eric Lyle Clark (Sara); four great-grandchildren, Meredith Grace Herring, Emmaline Jane Clark, McKenzie Leigh Herring, and Micah Clark Herring; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Small of Lenoir, North Carolina and Frances Wyatt of Killeen, Texas; and special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Elkins officiating. Burial will follow in Patrick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1108, Stuart, Virginia 24171. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is in charge of the arrangements, and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.