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Official Obituary of

Virginia Louise Pinson

January 1, 1932 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Virginia Pinson Obituary

On Wednesday November 22, 2023, Virginia Louise Pinson, age 91, of Youngstown OH, passed away after a brief illness.

Virginia was born on January 1, 1932, in Greensboro, Georgia, the eldest daughter of Hattie Terrell and TS Jackson. She leaves her children Beverly, Lynn, Brenda, Alicia, Felicia, Thaxton, and Denise; brother Michael; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.

Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold, her sons Bobby and Louis, her brothers Marshall and Wallace and her sisters Dallas and Dorothy.

Virginia was a born survivor, enduring many hardships in life, including being completely paralyzed for two years as a pre-teen, and suffering chronic illnesses as an adult. Throughout it all, she never let her health prevent her from the truly important things and was a devoted and hardworking daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Growing up in Georgia, she learned to be industrious and cherished time working the farm with her  stepfather, Young Harris, hiding from her “pesky” little sister, Dot, and working with her mom, Hattie, whom she said taught her “everything” from cooking, cleaning, quilting, and bartering, to hospitality and caring for the sick.

Later, in Michigan and Ohio, Virginia became a fiercely protective mother, ensuring her children (and later her grandchildren) were always cared for and safeguarded to the best of her ability. In 1968 she met her husband-to-be and love of her life, Harold Pinson, with whom she would spend the next 52 years until his death in 2020. Virginia and Harold were quite a pair, devoted to each other and their family through good and challenging times.  They enjoyed many good friendships in Youngstown, and Elyria, Ohio where they lived, often “schooling” their friends in bid whist and pinochle games.

Throughout her life, Virginia had always searched for God, but was unsatisfied with what she had learned in the churches of her childhood.  In the late 60’s, she found a book in an apartment basement entitled “From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained” published by Jehovah’s Witnesses and she read it in one night.  She was so impressed with the Bible truths she learned and the bright hope for the future that she could not wait to share the information with her family.  Because of this, after studying the bible, all of her family including parents and siblings, were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Virginia herself was baptized with her husband Harold in 1975.

Virginia’s love for Jehovah and her Bible-based hope for a future free of sickness and death right here on earth sustained her throughout her life.  She loved nothing more than to teach others Bible truths wherever she went.  Due to her limitations with walking, Virginia conducted much of her ministry through telephone witnessing and would often invite others in her congregation to join her.  She conducted as many as five bible studies at one time through telephone witnessing. During the COVID-19 pandemic when Jehovah’s Witnesses’ public ministry was limited to telephone witnessing and letter writing, Virginia was well ahead of the curve.

Virginia’s hope for the future was firm to the end.  She expressed that she was not afraid to die and was confident she would see her loved ones again on earth when ‘tears, pain, and death will be no more.’ (Revelation 21:4).  In one of her last letters she wrote to her daughter, Virginia stated: “If we are faithful, Jehovah offers us peace, perfection, joy, happiness, family, and friends forever....free and without worry.  Isn’t that beautiful?  I look forward to that time.”

Services for Virginia will be held on April 6, 2024, at 3:00 PM Eastern, at the Hubbard Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 278 Jacobs Rd, Hubbard, OH  44425-1967.

Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat, Inc.  Share memories and send condolences by visiting cremateohio.com.

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