Virginia P. Jefferson

June 10, 1935May 8, 2021

Virginia Jefferson, 85, of Peoria Heights, passed away Saturday, May 08, 2021.

She was born June 10, 1935 in Newburgh, NY to Walter and Jennie (Thoby) Williams. She married Joseph James Jefferson on September 18, 1954 in Newburgh, NY. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2008. Also preceding her were her daughter, Lee McVittie; parents; and a great-grandson.

She is survived by her children, Kim Boulton, Diane (Steve) Aleshire, Linda Aleshire, Patti (Mike) Skinner, Jennie (Bobby) Streitmiller and Joe (Mandy) Jefferson; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Rose, Mary Northrip, Walter (Adia) Williams and Daniel (Linda) Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia was employed by the Tradin’ Post Classifieds for over 30 years. She enjoyed crosswords, her daily devotional, music and reading, but her greatest joy was her family. She will be remembered as an excellent listener who always supported her children.

Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton is in charge of arrangements.


  • Walter Williams, Father (deceased)
  • Jennie Thoby Williams, Mother (deceased)
  • Joseph James Jefferson, Husband (deceased)

  • St. Jude


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Janet Xenakis

May 10, 2021

I’m so sad to hear this. I have so many happy memories of summer vacations spent at Aunt Ginger and Uncle Joe’s house - from the tiny one in Bartonville to the huge one in the Heights! There were always friends dropping in, and the coffee pot was always full! You couldn’t help feeling loved in their home.
With a house full of boisterous girls (sorry, Joey, you came along when I was grown up) and never-ending laundry, Aunt Ginger always kept her great sense of humor. And she made the best fried chicken!
May God grant her eternal rest, free from pain, with Uncle Joe.
God bless all of you
Love, Janet