Virginia F. Bargfrede

August 29, 1931June 2, 2019

Virginia F. Bargfrede, 87, passed away on Sunday, the 2nd of June 2019. She had bravely fought a number of health ailments in recent years, and finally succumbed in recent weeks after a major illness.

Virginia was born on the 29th of August 1931 in Coopertown, Tennessee as one of eleven children to Clem and Obie Felts. She moved to Houston to join her older sisters in 1950, where she met her husband to be, Jim. They married in 1970 and were together until his death in 2011. Virginia spent her professional life as an Executive Secretary at American General and then John L. Wortham Insurance. An avid gardener and cook, she was a former leader of the Briarcroft Garden Club and an active member of Second Baptist Church. She spent her later years caring for her husband through a long period of bad health, and was kind and thoughtful to everyone, albeit with a feisty personality. Virginia was a devoted mother and wife.

She is survived by her son, Allen, his partner Damien, and grandchildren Antonin and Emma, of Portland, OR; her sister Ann Jarreau and husband Mike of Ashland City, TN; numerous nieces and nephews, including special niece Janet Greene (and husband Chap Chapman) of Houston, TX, and special nephew Sid Jarreau (and wife Sandra) of Joelton, TN; her two long-time loving caregivers, Imelda Mgondah and Dayo Oyenuga; and special friend Patricia Shugart. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim, as well as a number of brothers and sisters.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock in the afternoon until seven in the evening on Wednesday, the 5th of June, in the Parlor of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, TX, 77057.

A memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Thursday, the 6th of June, in the Hankamer Chapel of Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive in Houston. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in Parlor B.

Prior to the memorial service, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.

The family welcomes customary remembrances, but suggests donations may be made to the Alzheimer’sAssociation, Second Baptist Church of Houston, or the charity of one’s choice.


  • Alzheimer's Association, Houston


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 6, 2019


Virginia F. Bargfrede

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Alicia Jones

June 4, 2019

Sending my love and prayers to my cousin Allen. I loved Aunt Virginia so much and have many memories of great times with her. Love, Alicia Felts Jones