Virginia L. Rollins

Virginia L. Rollins, the  daughter of the late James and Carrie Woolf (nee Brawley) who resided in Ellington, Missouri,  was born near Big Creek in Shannon County, Missouri, on October 4, 1920. She passed away at her home in Brentwood, Missouri, surrounded by her family,  on April 6, 2020 at the age of 99.

In September 1946, Virginia was united in marriage to Nelson J. Rollins, Jr. at Clayton United Methodist Church in Clayton, Missouri and to this loving union three children were born. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1987.

Virginia worked at Famous Barr for many years but her family was always her first priority and her greatest joy. She was a devout Christian and an active member of Clayton United Methodist Church. She was an amazing cook and homemaker and her holiday and Sunday dinners were a family tradition. She was very involved in her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s lives as a devoted Memaw and GiGi who bought the best birthday and Christmas presents.  

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her grandsons Michael and Christopher, her brothers Tony Woolf of Ellington, Missouri and Paul Woolf of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, as well as her sister Golda Burns Williams (nee Woolf) of Ellington, Missouri.

Virginia is survived by her three children : Glenda K. Ide and her husband Roy of Chesterfield, Missouri; Nelson J. Rollins, III of Brentwood, Missouri; and, Susan M. Rollins of Brentwood, Missouri. She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Tracie, Carrie, Kellie, Kristen, and Zac; as well as her four great-grandchildren: Sophia, Casper, Frankie, and Simon. She is also survived by her sister, Faye (Billy) Nash (nee Woolf) of Salem, Missouri and her many nieces and nephews.

Virginia lived a long and happy life and will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

A private family funeral service was held at Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood, Missouri on April 13, 2020. Pastor Terri Swan of Salem United Methodist Church ministered to the family. She was laid to rest at Bellerive Gardens Cemetery.

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