Jessie Virginia Briggs McGinnis, born October 20, 1921, passed over to her new life on February 20, 2018. She was born on the family farm where Camp Perry is now.
Jessie, Mammaw or Aunt Jessie to everyone who knew her, was a gentle Christian woman, strong in family values. She was always the nurturer and the peacemaker. Jessie loved music and loved to sing. She was in Bruton Parrish Church Choir as a young woman and sang in several high school and William and Mary musicals. Later she worked as the School Lunch Manager at Magruder Elementary and with her handmade bulletin boards taught the children about nutrition saying broccoli are “little trees”.
She is survived by her two children; daughter, Barbara McGinnis Worley and her husband, John “Jack” Worley, and son, W. Stan McGinnis and his wife, Jan J. McGinnis grandchildren; Shannon Worley Smith-Markham and her husband, Joseph A. Markham, John Franklin Worley, Jr., and his wife, Anna Tijerina Worley, Brian Keith Worley and his wife, Victoria Worley, Steven Christopher McGinnis, and Clifford Michael McGinnis, and great-grandchildren; Savannah Rae Worley, John Franklin Worley, III, Sadie Nicole Worley, Dustin Tyler Smith, Levi Manuel Worley, Kayden Aggie Worley, and Kolby Jack Worley and two bonus grandchildren, Alan Markham and Abigail Markham. Her memory is also left to be cherished by a host of loving nieces, nephews and family.
Jessie passed away peacefully at home with help from “At Home Care Hospice” nurses, CNA’s and our special friend, Jossy Taylor.
A member of The Williamsburg Church of Christ she was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 8046.
She worked on the tug “Evelyn Doris” for Captain Norris Wooten for many years. She traveled to and from the boat with her son-in-law, Jack. These were some very happy years as they traveled up and down the Intracoastal Waterway.
There will be a private funeral followed by a Celebration of Life at The Williamsburg Church of Christ on Merrimac Trail from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Expressions of sympathy can be made to “At Home Care Hospice”, 291 McLaws Circle, Suite 1, Williamsburg, VA 23185; The Williamsburg Church of Christ, 227 Merrimac Tr, Williamsburg, VA 23185, or VFW Auxiliary 8046, 17 Settlers Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
Cremation Society assisted the family with arrangements.