Virginia H. Rawls

Published 7:23 pm Friday, March 29, 2019

WEST COLUMBIA, SC – Virginia Ann Hall Rawls, age 88, formerly of Aulander, passed away on March 23, 2019 at her home, with her loving son and daughter-in-law by her side.

Mrs. Rawls was born in Aulander, NC, on February 24, 1931, a daughter of the late James Edward and Ruby Overton Hall. Ann served beside her husband, the late Rev. Willie Ralph Rawls, Sr., as a devoted pastor’s wife for sixty-three years. She was a Godly mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Besides her parents and her husband, Ann was preceded in death by a son, James Arthur “Peanut” Rawls; a daughter, Patricia Ann Rawls Lassiter; a grandson Michael “Mickey” Lassiter; and her sisters, Kathleen Hall Crawford, and Jane Hall Askew.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Rev. Ralph Rawls, Jr. and wife, Lola of Lexington, SC; her grandchildren, Brian (Stacy) Lassiter of Millennium, NC, Melissa Rawls (Jason) Ellis of Knightdale, NC, and Ashley Lou (Blake) Rawls Sparks of Lexington, SC; eight great grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles (Nelda) Hall of Lexington Park, MD, and Roger Hall of Marshville, NC;

A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Ebenezer Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Timothy Parker, Rev. Howard Thompson, and Rev. Ralph Rawls, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Aulander Cemetery.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel handled the arrangements for the Rawls family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting