Virginia Marie McCleery
June 25, 1925 – February 28, 2018
Virginia Marie McCleery, 92, of Merritt Island, FL passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Solaris Health Care. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, Virginia moved to Florida in 1963 from St. Louis, Missouri.
She loved music and singing. She attended church each week at her nursing home, and would sing along to hymns during service. She was also a talented seamstress, and would make clothing for her children. Virginia enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman John McCleery, in 2007; as well as eight brothers and two sisters. She was the last of 11 children. She is survived by her children: Sheryl J. Riehl (Martyn J. Riehl) and Kenneth M. Lawrence; grandchildren: Genya S. Plumley (Tracy) and Shanese M. Babcock (Travis); and great-grandchildren: Keegan and Carter Babcock.
Services for Virginia will be held at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, March 9, 2018 with visitation from 10-11AM and service to begin at 11AM.
- Sheryl J (Martyn J) Riehl and Kenneth Lawrence, Children
- Genya (Tracy) Plumley and Shanese (Travis) Babcock, Grandchildren
- Keegan and Carter Babcock, Great Grandchildren
- Norman John McCleery, Husband
- Eight brothers and two sisters, she was the last of 11 children, Siblings
- Charles and Marie Emerson, Parents
- Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018
Virginia Marie McCleery
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March 12, 2018
Dear Sherri and family, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your mom, Virginia. I pray the Lord surrounds all of you in His arms for the comfort only He can provide.
March 11, 2018
Dear Sherri, Genya and Shanese,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
How we pray the Lord will strengthen you at this difficult time and that you will feel the Lord’s presence about you as you reflect upon the beautiful memory of your Mom and grandmother.
May the peace that surpasses all understanding, the Lord’s peace, comfort your hearts.
Debi and Tracy Barfield
March 2, 2018
Sherri and family, I didn't know Virginia until the past few weeks spending time with her and Sherri. From what I do know she was a very sweet, loving mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I enjoyed the time I spent with you Sherri and will cherish the memories with your mom the short time I got to know her. I pray God's strength and peace for you and your family, the peace and comfort that only He can give. Love you so very much. Your friend Gloria (Glo) and Jim.