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Virginia Taylor Pickrel

February 26, 1930 - September 26, 2019

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Virginia Taylor Pickrel, 89, of Forest, died Thursday, September 26, 2019. She was the wife of the late Edgar Donald Pickrel, Sr.

Born in Lynchburg, February 26, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Isaac Taylor, Sr. and the late Elsie Virginia Foster Taylor. She was a devoted life-long member of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and had many dear friends especially her church friends and those of her community at The Crossings in Forest.

She worked at Forest Hills Early Learning Center for 10 years, but, considered herself primarily a wife and homemaker. For Virginia her family was everything in the world.

Virginia is survived by her two children, a daughter Brenda T. Whorley and her husband, Michael; a son, Edgar Donald Pickrel, Jr. and his wife, Lorene; granddaughters, Angela T. Jackson and Amber Sefcik and husband, Ryan; two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Danielle Jackson and J.T. Posey; two sisters, Mary Lee Hege and Patricia T. Doss and husband, Glenn; and a sister-in-law, Dianne W. Taylor. She also leaves to cherish her memory many nieces, nephews, and extended family including Trenton Boddy.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Betty Jean Carden and her brother Edward Hundley Taylor.

A visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Nancy Dawson officiating.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. 

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory of Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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