Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA


Virginia Lawless

August 21, 1927September 28, 2019

Virginia Lawless, age 92, of Fieldale Virginia, died Saturday, September 28, 2019. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lawless was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Vernon Lawless and 8 brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her children, Regina Lawless Phelps (Ron), Janet Lawless Minter, Teresa Lawless Reeves (Gary), Lori Lawless King (Doug) and Melanie Lawless Nelson (Mark); grandchildren, Jeremy Minter, Jonathan Minter (Lisa), Michael Reeves (Amanda), Jessica Phelps, Joshua Phelps (Mary Grace), Christina Reeves Fielder (Joe), April King Siler (Brian), Douglas King (Jennifer), Lindsay King Cassidy (Dan), Hannah Nelson, Alyson Nelson, and Emily Nelson; great grandchildren, Samantha Minter, Liam Minter, Nathan Minter, Sierra Minter, Tyler Vincent, Evelyn Phelps, Adyson Farrington, Christian Dean, Kaylee Siler, TJ Siler, Alexandria King, and Owen King. Also, survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Virginia was known for her delicious fried apple pies and potato salad. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and bird watching. She was loved by her large family. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5-7 pm at Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA, and other times at her home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fieldale United Methodist Church, P O Box 218, Fieldale, VA 24089. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonefuneralhomebassett.com .


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Regina Craig-Clark

September 30, 2019

Virginia Lawless was a very special woman. She showed two teenage girls what motherly love should look like. She was a very hard working lady who kept house, was an excellent cook, tended a big garden ( and made her children help). She canned and put up food to feed her family. She was an excellent seamstress. She raised 5 beautiful girls and taught them how to be good mothers and to keep house. While she may have made them walk the chalk line she also took them and spent every afternoon in the summer with them at the Fieldale pool, and yearly trips to the beach . I spent every Sat. night and many weekdays at their home. Her daughter Teresa was my best friend . She took my sister and I to church every Sunday. She threw me a bridal shower. Crocheted a beautiful baby Afghan for my son. She had many more than 5 daughters, being a girl scout leader for many years. I am very proud to be counted as one of them. She will be greatly missed as she was so greatly loved.