Virginia D. Sheffield

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 28, 2004

Virginia Duke Sheffield, 92, of 300 Elizabeth St., Suffolk, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in Tandem Health Care of Windsor.

A native of Suffolk, she was the widow of C. Jack Sheffield. She was also a daughter of the late Harvey C. Duke Sr. and Mary Carr Duke and was predeceased by a sister, Mary Louise Hines and two brothers, Harvey C. Duke Jr. and Garland E. Duke.

She had retired after 28 years of service as a clerk stenographer with the Virginia Department of Transportation.


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She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Adult No. 7 Golden Age Sunday School Class, and was class treasurer.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Polly S. and Emmitt B. Riddick of Suffolk; two grandchildren, Robin R. Blanchard, and husband, Randell, and Andrew T. Riddick, and wife, Heidi, all of Suffolk; two great-grandchildren, Bailey G. Riddick and Peyton S. Riddick, both of Suffolk; and a sister, Catherine D. Howell of Suffolk.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in the Sidney F. Harrell Chapel of the Harrell & Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Vaughan officiating. Interment will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may join the family at the residence at 300 Elizabeth St.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and memorial donations can be made at 604 Constance Woods Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 20 Interstate Corporate Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502.

The family would like to thank the staff of Tandem Health Care of Windsor for all of the love and care shown to Nannie during her stay.

Harrell & Hill Funeral Home is serving the family.