Virginia Austin Lipscombe Smith,96, passed into eternal life on December 10, 2022.
She is survived by her son William Edwin Lipscombe, Jr. and his wife Jan of Mechanicsville; her daughter Ann L. Powell and her husband George, of Cabo San Lucas, and her daughter Martha L. Anderson and her husband Keith of Midlothian. Six grandchildren: Tracy Lipscombe Crowe, Paige Ellis Sledd (Stuart), Justin Powell (Jen), Nathan Powell, Austin Anderson (Matt) and Will Anderson: and eight great-grandchildren: Maisie, Cutler, Glison & Lennon Powell, Carly Crowe, and Connor, Scarlett and Peyton Sledd. She is also survived by her sister Barbara A. Miller, and her husband Keeth of Mechanicsville, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friends, Scott and Donna Pelton of Pittsboro, NC, their son Nathan (Portia) and their daughter Christen P. Jardine (Nick) and their 6 grandchildren that Virginia loved as her own.
She was pre-deceased by her first husband William Edwin Lipscombe, the father of her three children and to whom she was married for 50 years, and her second husband, Donald Lee Smith of Atlanta, Georgia. She was also pre-deceased by her sister, Charlotte A. Irving of Petersburg, and Margaret A. Hubert of Tucson, AZ.
Virginia was a life-time homemaker and her career was being devoted to her children and serving the Lord. She devoted time to the PTA while her children were in school and was active at Gethsemane Church of Christ, teaching adult Sunday school for over 35 years. She was also very active in the women’s groups there. She loved working on the missions committee. When missionaries would come to speak at church, Virginia would always open her home for them to stay there. There were missionaries from India, Italy, Japan, France, China, West Indies, Thailand, and England, just to name a few.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service at Gethsemane Church of Christ, 5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike, on January 28th. Visitation will be at the church from 11am to 12:15pm, and the service starts at 12:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mid-Atlantic Christian University.