In Loving

Virginia Clarke White Brinton

March 14, 1922-December 11, 2020

Virginia Clarke White Brinton, 98, of Richmond, VA, died peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Lakewood Manor Baptist Retirement Community, Richmond.

She is survived by her niece, Connie White James (David), distant relatives, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Benjamin Harrison Brinton, Jr; her parents, Dr. George Frederic White and Emma Clarke White; and her brother, George Frederic “Bob” White, Jr.

Virginia graduated from St. Catherine’s School in 1939 and from Sweetbriar College in 1943. She was not bashful about advocating the ‘Four Absolutes’ (absolute honesty, absolute purity, absolute unselfishness, and absolute love), which she learned from Rev. Frank Buchman and friends in Moral Re-Armament. A summer afternoon at the Philadelphia Quarry or a visit to Hot Springs or Orkney Springs in the mountains provided tremendous relaxation. She enjoyed painting with watercolor and loved converting her work into note cards. She participated in Bible Studies at Lakewood as long as her eyesight and hearing allowed. There was no doubt she loved her savior Jesus, and the churches where she worshiped in her lifetime – St. Stephen’s Episcopal, St. Matthew’s Episcopal, and Church of the Holy Cross, a Reformed Episcopal parish.

Following her wishes a simple graveside service will be held at her family’s plot in Hollywood Cemetery, January 5, 2021, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Church of the Holy Cross, P.O. Box 8, Moseley, VA 23120.

Graveside Service


Hollywood Cemetery


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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  1. Anna Gunn December 31, 2020 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    We loved the gatherings at the quarry every sSummer.
    With Virginia , Ben and aunt Gertrude.
    Will miss you !

  2. Evelyn “Randy” Ruffin January 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    My husband Dick and I knew Virginia – and Ben- over many years through the work of Moral Re- Armament, now called Initiatives of Change, and appreciated their faith and faithfulness in the life to which they felt called. Virginia was a straight shooter, who didn’t mince words. But she also had a good sense of humor and a twinkle in her eyes. I enjoyed purchasing and using some of the nice note cards she made from her paintings. She lived a wonderful long life and will be missed!

  3. DuPont January 4, 2021 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Will miss Virginia and are remembering all the fun times we shared over the years! Especially family gatherings where she shared her wonderful memories of family. Sure the Lord has a special welcome for one of his most devoted followers. Wth love,Pat. Rhett and Sam duPont

  4. lucy coates January 11, 2021 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    dear virginia,
    your loving presence ,always a gift,is with us still.thank you.

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