Virginia L. Brown was born on June 17, 1933 to her parents, Louie and Alpha Glover, in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She was the oldest of four children and the mother of four children: Ronald Brown, Chandra Mahony, Patricia Blash and Reginald Brown. Virginia was the grandmother of ten grandchildren and the great-grandmother of twenty-six children. She was the proud aunt of nine nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Martha, Louie and Elizabeth; her son, Ronald; and her grandson, Allen Blash.
Virginia moved up north as a teenager and spent her adult years working, raising children and making a difference in Philadelphia, PA. She was a long-time member of Sayers United Methodist Church in Philadelphia as well as a retiree of the City of Philadelphia. She was devoted to fighting for equality and made the acquaintance of several politicians along the way.
As her children and all who loved her can attest, Virginia was very outspoken, well spoken, and courageous. She always knew what she wanted and worked hard to get it. She spent her retired years doing what she loved with the people she loved. She found reasons to dress up, cooked the best down South meals, shopped until she dropped, traveled abroad, visited her family, danced freely, laughed heartily, opened her home to those in need, read books she loved, encouraged, educated, inspired and never shied away from being true to herself.
On Saturday, March 26th, 2022, God called Virginia home. As the last surviving member of her immediate family, Virginia became the family matriarch. She was a good and faithful servant who is deeply missed by family and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Rocky River A.M.E. Church. The interment will follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.