Virginia J. Draper

Published 5:45 pm Friday, March 4, 2022

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DREWRYVILLE, VA – Virginia Joyner Draper, 88, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2022 at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Leonard Draper, Sr.; sons, Jerry L. Draper, Jr. and Donald W. Draper, Sr.; and daughter, Audrey F. Howell.

She served as a Registered Nurse for over 50 years at Greensville Memorial Hospital and Avis B Adams Nursing Home.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Woodard of Conway, NC; grandchildren, Steven Reeves (Danielle), Jerry Draper, III (Toni), Donald Draper, Jr., Stephanie Fowler, Sherry Jarratt, Jade Stephens, Marvin Howell (Tiffany), Lauren Starke (John), Alyssa Draper, Jessie Draper, and Tiffany Bryon (Hunter); sister, Nancy Gauldin of Richmond, VA; and sister-in-law Geraldine Joyner of Lake Gaston.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Drewryville, VA at 2:00 pm with Dr. Rick Hurst, officiating. Interment will be in Drewryville Cemetery.

Echols Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.