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May 26, 1940 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Virginia Stalling was born to Samuel Stalling Sr. and Lucy Young and was brought into the world on May 26, 1940, in Starkville, Mississippi.
In 1940, right after she was born, her family moved to Cotton Plant, Arkansas where she grew up and worked as a sharecropper for years before moving further north to Michigan City, Indiana in 1965. While in Michigan she worked as a housekeeper at Tinker Dam office suites and later as a school-aide at Michigan City Public Schools before becoming a full-time housewife and mother.
Virginia was a woman of God and loved to sing in church and often praised God around the house. She loved her family and in her later years would ask about her children and grandchildren daily. She was a strong woman both physically and mentally. She always kept herself busy around the house even when there was seemingly nothing to do. She loved to take long walks around the neighborhood and loved to cook on the holidays. She also loved to watch the news and talk about politics. She was very kind and would give her last dime to help anyone she cared for.
On January 20, 2024 at West Bend Nursing and Rehabilitation in South Bend, IN. Mrs. Virginia Stalling was called home to be with her heavenly Father after a long battle with dementia and other complications. Virginia was preceded in death by her mother and father, Lucy Young and Samuel Stalling, Sr.; sisters, Fannie Sue, Ada Lee, Rose Stalling, Ella B. and Annie D.; brothers, Dan Stalling, Marion Stalling and Samuel Stalling, Jr.; three children, Leon Stalling, Raymond Stalling, and Martha Stalling; her husband, James Thornton; and one grandson; Antonio Fowler.
Viriginia is survived by children: Lucy Worsham and Tina Thornton; her siblings: Sander Wade Stalling, Glenda Faye Miller, Theresa Stalling, Zanada Hughey, Joseph Hughey, and Ernest Hughey; grandchildren: Antwaneka Fowler, Nikki Moison, Marcus Ray, Steven Ray Jr., April Stalling, Michael Stalling, Natesha Stalling, Antonia Thornton, E-Lexus Thornton, Mercedes Thornton, Camry Thornton, and Trenton Worsham; and a host of great-grandchildren.
Virginia's presence, love, and laughter will be sorely missed by all that knew her.
A Celebration of life will Friday, February 2, 2024 at 12 noon at Coleman and Hicks Chapel 101 S. Karwick Rd. Michigan City, Indiana 46360. Viewing will be 11am until time of service. Burial to follow at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens.