Virginia Edmonds

Obituary of Virginia Edmonds

Virginia “Jenny Jones” Edmonds was the daughter of the late Leroy Jones and Mary Kennedy Steele, she was #14 of #17 children. Virginia received her education from the Pittsburgh school system, graduating from Peabody High School in 1960. May 17, 1960, she married her childhood sweetheart, Earl “Nick” Edmonds. They moved to Grand Rapids, MI where their first child, Earl, was born. Earl and Virginia moved to Painesville where two more children were born, Stuart and Dionne. Virginia attended Lakeland Community College for accounting. She used this skill to prepare taxes for family and friends. Virginia was truly a lover of people. She was always willing to extend a helping hand to anyone who was in need. Virginia loved visiting people, especially the elderly. This love for the elderly inspired her to make snack bags consisting of peanut butter crackers, candy, apples, oranges and bananas. Virginia was so resourceful, she had a secret sponsor who supplied bananas weekly so she could also give bananas to the community and she was known as the ‘banana lady” and this lasted for 7 years. Virginia was a school bus driver for Painesville City, Kirkland and East Shore school districts. Her motto on the bus was “I’m the baddest thing on this bus”. She retired in 2006, but she didn’t stay retired long. She became a probate court investigator for 10 years. Virginia held many titles, Deaconess, Financial Secretary and Mother of the church, Kingdom of Deliverance. She was affectionately called by her nieces/nephews as “the Warden”, “the General” and “Jen-Laden” as she never backed away from the opportunity to assist and lead. Baking was also a love of her life that many enjoyed. Some of her hobbies included shopping, walking, taking her children to amusement parks along with visits to the beach. She loved watching court shows and listening to gospel music. She loved her husband, who was everything to her. They were inseparable. As strict as she was, she was equally as loving. She gave her children and everyone she encountered life lessons and a legacy of church and service. She is preceded in death by her parents and 14 siblings. Virginia leaves to cherish her memory: her husband: Earl, children: Earl (MO.), Stuart (Jackie), Dionne (Sam); 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; Sisters, Vivian Brice and Sarah Patterson; and best friend of 53 years, Albert Jones.
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Friday
1
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, April 1, 2022
First Church, Congregational
22 Liberty Street
Painesville, Ohio, United States
Friday
1
April

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, April 1, 2022
First Church Congregational
22 Liberty Street
Painesville, Ohio, United States