Ridout's Valley Chapel

1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL


Virginia J. Smith

March 14, 1927June 22, 2020

Virginia J. Smith of Hoover, AL, aged 93, passed away June 22, 2020. She was born March 14, 1927 to Henry H. and Maggie Johnson. Virginia attended Shades Cahaba High School where she met her future husband, Erle. They were married 73 years prior to his death in 2019. She is also proceeded in death by her son Delane, two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter Sydney, sister Eloise, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many friends. Virginia and Erle were world travelers being members of the Friendship Force of Birmingham. They were also enthusiastic ballroom dancers. Virginia was a long time member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she sang in the Adult/Senior choirs as well as the Jubilettes. She also sang with the Hoover Songbirds. Virginia, Aunt/Grandma Ginny, was loved and respected by all the people she met throughout her amazing life. Visitation is Wednesday, June 24 at Ridout's Valley Chapel in Homewood from 4-5:30pm. A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 25 at Currie Jefferson Gardens at 10:00am. Because of today's circumstances, please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Special thank you to everyone at Columbia Cottage Assisted Living and Greenbriar at the Altamont. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to The Animal League of Birmingham or your choice.


  • The family cordially invites friends to a vistation.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


Virginia J. Smith

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