OBITUARY

Virginia May Sydnor Grindstaff

March 31, 1929June 23, 2013
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Virginia May Sydnor Grindstaff, age 84, of Collinsville, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Alvah T. Sydnor and Ethel Ransom Sydnor. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John B. Grindstaff, and an infant son. Virginia ran Skyline Ceramics for many years and retired from Belk. She was a member of Smith Memorial United Methodist Church where she was active in the Seekers Sunday School Class, Circle 1, and the United Methodist Women. She had also been a Girl Scout leader and enjoyed the Sportlanes Seniors Bowling League and monthly Rook games. Surviving are two daughters, Joy Axson and her husband Peter of Chesapeake, Kay Grindstaff and her fiancé Dwayne Grogan of Collinsville, a son, Scott B. Grindstaff and his wife Lisa of Bassett, two brothers, Thomas Alvah Sydnor of Atlantic Beach, NC, and Joseph Edward Sydnor of Pueblo, CO, seven grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica and Bryan Axson, Megan Mabe, Conner and Grant Grindstaff, and Stephanie Tamayo, and a great-grandchild, Jeremy Zane Nunn. The funeral service will be at 11 A.M. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, Collinsville with the Rev. Patricia Stover and the Rev. Dr. Tilden Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Smith Memorial UMC, P.O. Box 1081, Collinsville, VA, 24078. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett, where online condolences may be made at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2013
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June 29, 2013

Scott and family-prayers are being said to offer you strength and comfort at this difficult time and in the days to come. Cherish those specials times to help keep moving you forward knowing she is in a better place. Steve Fitzgerald

Jo Ann Turner

June 29, 2013

Kay and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you is this very difficult time. Please if you need a friend to talk to give me a call.

Shirley Martin Eanes

June 28, 2013

So sorry for your loss.
My sons and I have wonderful memories of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and family.
Shirley Martin Eanes

June 28, 2013

Dear Scott and family,
I'm very sorry for your deep loss. Mrs. Grindstaff had that rare combination of kindness and strength of character. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
John Jordan (Roanoke,VA)

Doss Family

June 28, 2013

Scott, Lisa, and the Grindstaff family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

June 28, 2013

Thanks so much for the call, please keep in touch with all the family news. My love to all in this difficult time.
Barbara Bloodworth, Laurel, MD.

Faye & Tommy Cox

June 28, 2013

Kay, Scott and The Grindstaff Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in your time of loss and help you to comfort one another.

Judy Scott Crook COR-Retired

June 28, 2013

Scott,
My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Jeff Scharf

June 27, 2013

Scott-
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincere condolences.

Rebecca Ferguson

June 27, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family during this time of mourning your love one.

James & Rebecca Ferguson