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Virginia Theresa Foy McKinnon, 70, free-spirited person who loved to travel

Virginia Theresa Foy McKinnon
Virginia Theresa Foy McKinnon

SOUTHPORT — Virginia Theresa Foy McKinnon, 70, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at SECU Hospice of Brunswick with her daughter by her side.

She was born Oct. 8, 1947, Virginia Theresa Foy to the late Betty Lee Foy Washington and Henry Riggins Jr. in New Hanover County and was also known as “Foxy” by her close friends.

She was a graduate of Williston Senior High School, Class of 1965. She joined Price Cathedral AME Zion Church of Wilmington at an early age and later in life moved her membership to Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church on Castle Street. She served with the Buds of Promise Choir and enjoyed attending church.

Virginia was a free-spirited person who loved to travel, shop and spend time with family and friends. She had no problem expressing her strong conviction that no one should eat pork, as she lived a vegetarian lifestyle and was always willing to share vegetarian recipes that inspired her.

She was married to the late Mr. Love A. McKinnon and left to cherish her precious memories are her son, Ronnell Eugene Washington (Carolyn) of Charlotte; daughter, Yolanda Yvette Lewis of Southport; sister, Gwendolyn Foy Davis of Southport; brother, Kenneth Jerome Foy of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Shannell Washington of Atlanta, Omar Lewis of Greenville, Cheyenne Lewis of Southport and Shaquan Beatty of Charlotte, Shaniqua Washington of Wilmington; four great-grandchildren, Marley Randolph and Dakota Dominic Towns Washington of Atlanta and Gavin Moore and Logan Walker of Wilmington; two nieces, MaShona Davis McAfee (Bunyan) of Charlotte and India Tajhi Foy of Greensboro; nephew, Reginald Davis, who was also known as “Nook,” which was a nickname given to him by Mrs. Virginia (Shameka) of Concord, N.C.; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends; Keith Suttle, and his wife, Lynn, and their children, Taylor Suttle Joyner, and husband, Ben, and Cole Suttle also held a special place in Mrs. Virginia’s heart and will miss her dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service with the Rev. Charles Drew officiating.

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