June 13, 1935 – March 28, 2021
Virginia O’Bannon, was born on June 13, 1935, to the late Mary Liza Elzy-Hinkle and Russell Richard Hinkle. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at a young age. Virginia graduated from Central Colored High School. Virginia married her sweetheart Arthur L. O’Bannon Sr. on February 7, 1955. Arthur called Virginia Doll, and that was the only name he called her by until the very end. They were married for 64-years. She worked at Phillip Morris for 32-years before enjoying retirement. Virginia was a devoted member of St. Paul BC @ Shively Heights; where she graciously dedicated many years of service as a deacon’s wife, usher, a member of the senior ministry and the Voices of Praise. Her greatest joy was spending quality time with her family, vacationing ( road trips) even though she never drove; shopping sprees, growing and planting flowers, she was a sassy dresser, and loved black movies starring Billy Dee Williams.
Virginia gently closed her eyes and gracefully stepped into the presence of Our Heavenly Father, on Sunday, March 28, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. O’Bannon Sr., brothers: James H. Hinkle, Richard L. Hinkle, Burnette Hinkle; and sisters: Elizabeth A. Hinkle-Fletcher, and Mary F. Hayden. Those left to cherish her beautiful memories are her children: Pamela Moore (Rickey), Joyce Easton, Glenda Bradley (Gary), Cynthia Moore (Edward), Arthur L. O’Bannon, Jr. (Teresa), and Carla Lige; her brother: Norman Hinkle (Jeanetta), and sister Dorothy Barbour; and a host of loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.
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April 4, 2021
To the family of Mrs. Virgina O'Bannon, you have our sympathy and prayers. Mrs. O'Bannon was an inspiration to the many lives that she touched. Her kind heart and love for God, her family and her church was evident. She smiled often and greeted people with hugs and words of encouragement! I remember that when the Children's choir would finish singing , we could hear sister O'Bannon say " God bless the children!" Whenever she gave a testimony, her eyes would swell with heartfelt tears as she praised God! She will be forever missed on this side of heaven but never forgotten! Love, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Reynolds (Ava &Skip), Rev. & Mrs. Lincoln Bingham & Rev. & Mrs. Michael Bingham
April 2, 2021
Best Mom forever - from your baby girl!
She was my ride or die chick- no one could set you straight like she could. I am the woman I am today because of her. She taught me! Strong women aren’t simply born. We are forged through the challenges of life. With each challenge we grow mentally and emotionally. We move forward with our head held high and a stress but cannot be denied a woman who’s been through the storm and survived. With God on our side all things are possible. Love you 4 ever!