Virginia B. Greenwood

April 12, 1919March 4, 2018

Virginia Bettis Greenwood, 98, of Little Rock and Ferndale, passed peacefully from this life on 4 March 2018. She was born to Robert and Maude Bettis in the Joan community near Arkadelphia. She was preceded in death by parents, husband Harry Greenwood, sons; Jerry (Shirley) Greenwood, Richard Greenwood and his infant daughter Christi, sisters; Dale (Ernest) Green, Ruby (Totsie) Stevenson, brothers; Jack Bettis, Bernice (Connie) Bettis, and brother-in-law Wilbur Shellhammer. Survived by son Fred (Judy) Greenwood of Little Rock, sister Hazel Shellhammer of California, grandchildren; Mark (Tamara) Greenwood of Benton, Curtis Greenwood of Oklahoma City, OK, Ledawn Hall of Damascus, Jennifer (Mark) Jones of Little Rock, Holly (Mike) Treasitti of Benton, and Kim Kollen of Irvine, CA, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, 15 beloved nieces and nephews and their families. She married in 1938 in Hot Springs and moved to Little Rock in 1941. She was a secretary and retired from the Pulaski County Unit of the State Health Department in 1980, at which time she moved to the Ferndale community. She spent 28 enjoyable years there, participating in local activities and having many close friends. She was a member of Highland Methodist Church (now Highland Valley Methodist) for 77 years. A tireless worker in her church, she loved reading, travel, and genealogy and spent many hours and traveled many miles researching family history with her niece Ernestine Reynolds. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with family and her many friends. To her immediate family she was "Granny". Maintaining family ties was very important and she looked forward to any family reunion. A family grave-side service, to be conducted by her nephew Don Bettis and his son Mitch, will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 17 March, at Bethlehem Cemetery in Joan.


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Frank and Joy Wheeler

March 9, 2018

Virginia was a good friend to both of us through the years. She enjoyed visiting our home while she lived in Ferndale and attending EHC club meetings with me. She was always smiling and laughing and so pleasant to be around.
She enjoyed the flowers we gave her from our yard and in later years the cookies we took her to the retirement center. She will be missed.

Bonnie Ervin

March 8, 2018

It was my honor to meet Virginia when we were both members of the American Business Women's Association. She was always my idea of the perfect lady. While I haven't seen or heard from her in several years, I've never forgotten her. My prayers go out to her family because they will miss her earthly presence, but be assured they will always have her sweet heavenly spirit.

Staff of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

March 5, 2018

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.