Virginia E. Priestley (nee Carter)

Virginia always had a sense of stubbornness to her, but it was through her consistency that she showed how much she cared for those around her. Without fail, every Thanksgiving she’d have a new Christmas ornament for everyone in the family, there was never a birthday or anniversary that passed without a card and a phone call from her and all knew that no one ever left her home in Willingboro without a hug. Even when she took to Atlantic City with the Friendship Guild, she always looked for one particular slot machine to play. She loved The Sound of Music, and would happily recant her trips through Europe when she saw the sites on which the movie was based. However, all of this paled in comparison to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored more than anything.
As a young woman, Virginia was visiting a friend who had taken ill. While there she was introduced to her brother, Charles. For him it was love at first site, but Virginia took a bit more convincing. His persistence paid off, and the two were wed in 1948. Before his passing 1984, their lives were blessed by their daughters: Jane Pena (Victor) of Williamstown, and Joyce Woodington (Norman “Glenn”) of Mt. Holly and again by their grandchildren: Corinne, Keith and Abby. Virginia is also the great-grandmother of Keith, Jr. and Trevor.
Come celebrate Virginia’s 84 wonderful years (Sept. 29, 1929-Apr. 4, 2014) Saturday from 3 PM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will be at 4. –

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