July 17, 1923 – July 9, 2019
Virginia Borland was born July 17, 1923 to W.O. and Sally Spillers in Hamlin, Texas. Virginia died peacefully on July 9, 2019 while in Vitas Hospice care. Virginia was raised in Sweetwater, Texas where she met & married Clarence Ray Borland of Wastella, Texas. They moved to Midland in 1950 where Virginia worked for J.C. Penny and the Midland Independent School District. Virginia was the last surviving charter member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Midland. She was an active member of St. Mark’s before she moved to Garland, Texas to be near her children.
Virginia was active in her community service and ministry with her work at Casa De Amigos and Meals on Wheels. She routinely visited the home bound and those in the hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ray Borland, father W.O. Spillers, mother Sally Spillers, brother, W.O. Spillers Jr., sister Mary Alice Connell and brother Jack Spillers. She is survived by her daughter Sharlene Schlesinger of Rowlett, Texas and the late Randy Schlesinger, son Curtis Borland and wife Barbara of Bedford, Texas, grand-daughter Sara Rae Schlesinger and her husband Otsmar Villarroel of Waco, Texas, her great grand-daughter Miranda Rae and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends and family the evening of July 12 from 6 – 8 at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland, Texas. Funeral Services will be at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church on July 13 at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery. Lunch for the family will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Midland, 1701 Main Street, Midland, Texas 79701.
- Sharlene Schlesinger of Rowlett, Texas and the late Randy Schlesinger, Daughter
- Curtis Borland and wife Barbara of Bedford, Texas, Son
- Sara Rae Schlesinger and her husband Otsmar Villarroel of Waco, Texas, Granddaughter
- Miranda Rae, Great Granddaughter
- She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
- Dub Graham, Honorary Pallbearer
- Lester Shirley , Honorary Pallbearer
- Todd Rhoads, Honorary Pallbearer
- Audan Carrillo, Honorary Pallbearer
- Randy Schlesinger, Honorary Pallbearer
- Otsmar Villarroel, Honorary Pallbearer
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
1701 Main Street, Midland, Texas 79701
- Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2019
LaJauna (Borland) Lutz
July 12, 2019
Aunt Genna is a staple of my early childhood memories. She and Uncle Clarence lived across the alley from my mom and dad (George and Rosa) In Midland. Though I don't remember many specifics I do remember family gatherings with Mama and Papa, Aunt Nell and Uncle Erwin, and others. I remember hearing my mom talk of her memories. I have my moms cookbook from Aunt Genna's church with recipes from Aunt Genna and Mom. It is one of my treasures. She is the last of her generation in the family to pass away. Now that she is gone the hole in my life seems bigger than before. She is surely missed!