Age: 87 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Sunday, June 8, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Virginia Leatrice York, 87, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Elizabeth House (Hospice) in Hendersonville. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late T. H. and Willie Kate (Ray) York. She was also preceded in death by three brothers: Russell, Birl and David York, and a sister, Mary Ann Joyce. Virginia graduated from Bald Creek High School and Cecil’s Business College in Asheville. She retired from the U. S. Soil Conservation Service in 1981. Her church membership has been in Pleasant Valley Baptist, First Baptist Church in Burnsville and Mt. Pleasant Baptist of which she has been a member since 1982. Her Christian service includes teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Training Union, Discipleship Training, training juniors in Scripture memorization, and has served as the Yancey Baptist Association training director.
Surviving are two sisters: Lois Holcombe and husband, Grant, of Burnsville and Peggy Ledford and husband, Clarence, of Hendersonville. She is also survived by six nieces and six nephews, as well as, great nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 P.M. Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Pastor Jerry Shelton will officiate with Dr. Harlon Ramsey and Rev. Clarence Ledford participating. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday in West Burnsville Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 P.M. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Gideon’s International, P. O. Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.