Virginia M. Stockstill

Published 5:37 pm Friday, December 18, 2015

Virginia M. Stockstill
December 15, 2015
Stockstill, Virginia OBIT 12-19-15

Funeral Services for Virginia M. Stockstill, age 98 of  Picayune, Miss., who passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015, will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Picayune Estes Chapel.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Picayune Estes Chapel.
Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Dr. Keith Warden will officiate the service.
Virginia was the eldest child to Alfred A. Mitchell and Birdie Jarrell Mitchell. She graduated Picayune High School and married the love of her life, Harry Stockstill. They had one child, Gene Stockstill. Virginia worked at the local radio station, WRJW, and for a while she had a program “At Home with Virginia”. A short time later, her husband accepted a job with General Electric in Owensboro, Kentucky. It was at that time that Virginia began her career as a receptionist at GE. Meeting and greeting people was something she enjoyed immensely. When the Space Center opened, the Stockstills were transferred back to their hometown to continue their careers at GE. Virginia continued to greet and meet. She picked right up with her family and old friends and became active in civic duties and especially church activities at First Baptist Church of Picayune. Upon retirement Virginia used her time to futher her interest of reading, decorating, traveling, antiquing, church, and letter and note writing. She wrote to family and friends each day with encouraging words and ended each message with a scripture.Virginia’s main interest in life was her church and Republican women. She opened an antique shop in her home, “Candle Light Cottage,” and made many new friends by sharing her love for her Lord by giving a little bible, “Jesus Loves,” to each new customer.
When her health failed she had to spend the last years in an assisted living place, “Souther Pines.” When it closed last year she was lovingly cared for by one of the aids, Eve Henley, who took her into her home. The family will be forever grateful for the constant care she received. In every endeavor she encountered, Virginia’s love of family was only second to her love of God. With the death of her only child, her husband, and the failing of her own health, Virginia’s faith in God never wavered.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred A. Mitchell and Birdie Jarrell Mitchell; her husband, Harry G. Stockstill; her son, Harry Eugene Stockstill; her brother, Alfred A. Mitchell, Jr.; and her sister, Julia Holloway.
Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Joyce M. Goetzmann; her brother, Norman “Butch” (Jewel) Mitchell; and nieces and nephews.
Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the Internet page, at
Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Picayune REG Fund.

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