Virginia Clay Erwin passed away peacefully June 27, 2018 at the age of 90. She was born in Malvern, Arkansas in 1927 to Pearl and Charles Clay.
Virginia had a passion for helping people. She retired from the National Chapter of the American Red Cross after more than 20 years of service. She started as secretary and promoted to accountant. In retirement she and her husband moved to Smithville, Texas to be closer to family. Virginia was a devout and faithful member of St Andrew Methodist Church in Little Rock and that commitment remained in retirement at the First United Methodist Church in Smithville, Texas. She would volunteer to help at any Church function needing assistance. She helped bring music to Towers Nursing Home by routinely playing the piano. She also helped in putting together the children’s activity packets for the church. She stayed as active with the church as she could for as long as she could. In her spare time, you may find her working her crossword puzzles, crocheting or cross-stitching, or creating some handy work for her family. She was also a scholar and loved to learn and stay updated on current events.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James H. Erwin; and grandson, Michael Erwin.
Virginia is survived by her sons, Jim Erwin and his wife Margaret, Jeffrey Erwin; granddaughter, Elaina Erwin; grandson, Daniel Erwin and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Marrs Jones Funeral Home in Smithville, Texas. Funeral Services will be at 11:00am on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church of Smithville with burial following at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville, Texas.
OUR DAUGHTER TAMARA PORTER WROTE IN HER MESSAGE ALL I CAN REINTERATR ABOUT VIRGINA ERWIN.
SHE WAS GOD'S GIFT TO ALL OF US. GOD BLESS HER SOUL IN HEAVEN SHE WAS A BLESSING TO ALL OF US.
ROY (BUD HOPKINSLITTLE ROCK, AR
I am so very sorry to hear of Ms. Virginia's passing. She was a big part of my life growing up at St. Andrew UMC in Little Rock. I have heard stories of me sitting on her lap during church when I was only 2 and it would make her son, Jeff, mad because she was always holding me. Mr. James would let me stay at their house with him and Jeff while Mom and Ms. Virginia went to church women's circle meetings. I have so many fond memories of the entire Erwin family. Jimmy and I share the same birthday (2/21), and Jeff and my Mom share the same birthday (10/19). She was one of my Mom's dearest and closest friends. She was truly a Proverbs 31 Woman. She has earned her beautiful wings and is an angel in heaven with our Lord and Savior. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy, Jeff, Margaret and the entire Erwin family. She will be missed, but we rejoice knowing that we will see her again one day.
Tammy Hopkins PorterLittle Rock, AR
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful sweet woman she was. We will always remember her and pray that God will give her family the peace that only he can.
Jim and Judy ManninKyle, TX