Virlie Sessoms

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 10, 2009

Virlie Mae Rankins Sessoms, 74, of East Main Street in Powellsville died Sunday, September 6, 2009 at her residence.
A native of Bertie County, she was a member of First Baptist Colerain Church in Colerain and a retired welder with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Middletown, CT.
Survivors include her husband, Willie D. Sessoms of Powellsville; a son, Robert James Overton Jr. of Middletown, CT; four daughters, Diane Sessoms and Iris Turner, both of Powellsville, Shirley Sessoms of Connecticut and Sheila Newsome of Raleigh; three brothers, Leroy Rankins of Colerain, Jessie Rankins and James Rankins, both of Ahoskie; three sisters, Annie Wilson of Ahoskie, Alice Privott of Colerain and Fannie Privott of Middletown, CT; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral will be held at First Baptist Colerain Church at 12 noon on Friday, September 11, 2009 with Rev. Mary Drake officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Wilder’s Funeral Home Inc., Aulander, is handling the arrangements.