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Virginia Long Collie

SoVaNow.com / May 18, 2017

Virginia Long “Teeny” Collie passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the age of 80. Born in Halifax County on Sept. 6, 1936, she was the daughter of the late James Brooks Long and the late Edna Williamson Long and was married to the late Johnnie Collie.

“Teeny” was a retired dental assistant and her passions were gardening and watching the Atlanta Braves games. She loved being at home and was known countywide for her sweet pickle. A member of First Crossroads Baptist Church, she had a strong faith.

Mrs. Collie is survived by a daughter, Gail Meador (Randy) of Blacksburg; sons, Dwayne Collie (Mary Jane) of Halifax and Johnnie Collie Jr. (Rebecca) of Mechanicsville; six grandchildren and one great grandchild; and sisters, Mary Ann Pruitt and Laura Leach.

Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Marie Hicks; brother, James Franklin Long and sister, Nancy Elizabeth Perkins.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home Visitation Suite, with Rev. Dan Ward officiating.

Those wishing to give memorials, are asked to please consider the Turbeville Fire Department, 1002 Melon Road, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be made to http://www.brookslyon.com

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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