Vergie Mae Reed Weeks

Vergie Mae Reed Weeks, 90 formerly of Floyd, born November 23, 1920, passed away on August 15, 2011 at Lewis-Gale Hospital, Salem VA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Michael and Manda Ellen Reed, her husband James Clinton Weeks whom she married on June 26, 1940, and her brother Jesse Arthur Reed.

Survived by Son & Daughter-in-Law

Michael Allen & Janet Shaver Weeks, Danville, VA

Grandson & Wife

Matthew Braden & Karen Davis Weeks, Sunnyside, NY

Special Friends

Linda Gatson

Diane Anderson

Vergie had a deep desire to pursue education and obtain a college education, a goal not easily achieved by many women of her generation. After she graduated from Floyd High School in 1938, she moved away from home to attend Bluefield Business College with the eventual goal of becoming a successful businesswoman. Love found a way to change that goal, however, as she married James in 1940. Together, they traveled to New York, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Alabama while James worked for the Carrier Corporation building defense facilities before and during WWII. In Alabama, Vergie found the time to complete her business studies. After James was drafted into the Navy, she joined him in California where she worked at Sears in Long Beach and later Capwell’s Department Store in Oakland. After the war, the couple returned to Floyd where they built a home on property gifted to them by Vergie’s father and her wish for a blond headed boy was granted. Vergie began her long career in education as Secretary to the Superintendent of Floyd County Schools in the late 1950’s. She and Jim moved to Roanoke in 1967, where she worked briefly for Roanoke County Schools before transferring to the Roanoke City Schools where she retired as an Executive Secretary in 1985. During that time, she attended night classes at Virginia Western Community College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1978 and being certified by the State Department of Education as an Educational Secretary. She always had an interest in trying new things, especially technology, whether it be learning how to cook on the first commercial microwave or becoming proficient in computer technology and the internet. In retirement, she used these computer skills to volunteer to prepare taxes for those not able to do so. She taught herself to play bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs in the Roanoke Area. She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren, first at Beaver Creek in Floyd and then Williamson Road Church in Roanoke. Vergie loved animals, especially her Corgi’s Tina, Bosco, Nipper and Joy with whom she shared her life.

Funeral Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday August 19, 2011 at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with Rev. Marvin Wade officiating. Interment to follow at Beaver Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday August 18, 2011 at Maberry Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, c/o Brenda Hylton, Treasurer, 200 Wills Ridge Rd. NW, Floyd Va, 24091 or to a charity of your choice.

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