BAUGHMAN, Voncile Wingate, 94, of Richmond transitioned to her heavenly home on Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Masonic Home of Virginia. She was the wife of late Emilius A. “Neal” Baughman. She was predeceased by her parents, Vassar and Cynthia Wingate and her sister, Gloria McCrain.
Voncile was a lifelong member of Fairfield Presbyterian Church and a former employee of the State Health Department.
She is survived by her two children, Allen Baughman (Debbie) and Mary Beth Lambert (Rob); five grandchildren, Whitney Altizer (Brooks), Caitlin Raines (Fred), Erika Brechtelsbauer (Erich), Caroline Lambert and Drew Lambert; and two great-grandsons, Asa and Zeke Altizer.
Voncile was a fiercely independent woman. In true “Wingate fashion”, she was of strong moral character and work ethic. She loved her children and instilled honesty and accountability. Mom will be remembered for her gardening, canning, potato salad, fruit cakes and Southern cooking. In her youth, she loved jitterbugging with the Albany fly boys. In retirement years, she square danced with Neal, volunteered at Retreat Hospital, and ate lots of ice cream. The family of this “Georgia Peach” would like to thank the staff and caregivers of the Memory Support and Magnolia Court units for their love and support.
A private graveside service was held at Washington Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Masonic Home of Virginia, PO Box 7866, Henrico, Virginia 23231-0366 and Fairfield Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1088, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111.