July 16, 1924 - April 22, 2022
Virginia Arnold Brooks, age 97, died Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at Madrona House, Bainbridge Island, WA. Born in Knox County, Illinois, the daughter of George C. and Mary Harmison Arnold, she graduated from Williamsfield High School in 1942. Virginia then attended Browns Business College. After graduation, she went on to marry John Brooks the following April. They chose to settle and raise their family in Danville, VA. Known to her friends as Ginny, she worked at Dan River Mills in the Accounting and Budget Departments, retiring in 1994 after 40 years. She enjoyed learning new technologies and was recognized and appreciated for her contributions to the company. Virginia attended Rivermont Baptist Church for many years, and readily enjoyed sewing, knitting, church socials and bible studies. Active as a hard-working volunteer at Danville Memorial Hospital for about 20 years after retirement, she was heartily counted on until age 90, donating over 20,000 hours. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband John Brooks, Sr.; son Randy Brooks; sisters Thelma Bloome, Helen Barber, Doris Renwick, and brother Dale Arnold. She is survived by her sons, John Brooks, Jr. and George Brooks (wife Kathryn Lafond). She was especially fond of her grandchildren Sean Brooks, Ryan (Stacey) Brooks, Aaron (Stephanie) Brooks, Genevieve (Kyle) Kinney, Ian (Jennifer) Brooks, Kevin Brooks, and 6 great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her twinkling smile, ready wit, and always traditional skirts and blouse apparel. There will be a memorial service held at 11AM on May 6th, 2022, at Highland Burial Park in Danville, VA. Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is respectfully serving the Brooks family.
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