Sept. 14, 1934 — March 8, 2012
Mary Virginia Minson, 77, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Oklahoma City.
Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, with Larry Fambrough and Pat Mannon officiating. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Mary Virginia Minson was born at 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 1934, in Hope. Her parents were Lyle Harold “Tammer” Reeder and Roberta Lossie Scott Reeder. She grew up in the manner typical of the time for rural farm families, learning the value of hard work, honesty, devotion to God, family and community.
She graduated from Bray Public Schools in May 1952. Shortly afterward, she met Billy Ray Minson, on a blind date on July 2, 1952. After a short courtship, they married on Aug. 18, 1952, in Marlow. With all Virginia was responsible for as a child, it is no wonder that by age 17 being married and managing a household was easy for her.
By 1953, Billy and Virginia frequently studied the Scriptures, as she searched for the Lord’s way. Billy and Virginia attended a gospel meeting, and both were baptized into Christ in 1954, in Marlow.
Virginia’s marriage to Billy grew with Christ as its focal point. To this union were born three sons, James Dale, Michael Ray and David Earl. Their home housed many preachers and blessed many wayfaring souls. Virginia labored in earnest to raise her sons in the Lord and show God’s grace through a life well lived. The Lord and His kingdom meant more to her than anything this life has to offer.
In lieu of flowers, any who desire to do so, can make a donation in her memory to: Church of Christ India, 501 Kirchwood St., Plainview, TX 79072.
Virginia exercised her motherly office by the same principles she learned on the farm. She expected her sons to be honest, work hard, serve God and be neighborly. There were no excuses; whining was never an option. She and her husband insisted on mental toughness and moral perseverance.
Virginia lost her husband on Sept. 1, 1992. This woman of honor and vigor once more gathered her strength and carried on. Virginia was also preceded in death by her father, her mother, four brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her three sons and their wives, James Minson and wife Teresa Jean, of Marlow, Mike Minson and wife Hanh, of Moore, and David Minson and wife Tanya of Lubbock, Texas; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brother Bill Reeder, of Rush Springs; sister Wilma Brooks, of Chickasha; and countless friends and family in Christ.
On March 8, 2012, an unknown number of angels met Virginia at the river of death to bear her hence to the soul’s bright home. On that other side she rests in Abraham’s bosom, awaiting the great trumpet and the Lord’s cry, which shall reunite her departed soul with a renewed body. We fully expect to meet here there some sweet day.
Pallbearers will be James Dale Minson Jr., Zachery Stephen Minson, Kevin Michael Minson, Jonathan Michael Minson, Dustin Curtis Keel, David Joseph Fleming and Lee Ford Adair.
Online condolences may be made to www.callawaysmithcobb.com.
Sept. 14, 1934 — March 8, 2012
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