Virginia M. Wise

November 17, 1945 - December 05, 2016 

Virginia M. Wise

November 17, 1945 - December 05, 2016 

Obituary for Virginia M. Wise

Virginia M. wise, 71, of Princess Anne, Maryland departed this life to be with our Lord and Savior on December 5, 2016 at home. Virginia was the daughter of the late William Sturgis and Hilda (Price) Bailey who both preceded her in death. Virginia was the grand-daughter of James and Ethel Price who also preceded her in death.

Virginia attended Salisbury High School in Salisbury, Maryland, graduating with the class of 1963. After High School she went to New York City to pursue a career in cosmetology. Due to her grandparents failing health, she returned home to care for them.

Virginia worked tirelessly as a caretaker and devoted grand-daughter to her grand-parents until their passing. She was employed for a number of years at Roland Dixon Farms alongside her brothers. She began working some years later for the Purple Pony Shirt Company as a seamstress, where she was
treated like family and considered a loyal and valued employee and friend. Virginia retired from the Purple Pony Shirt Company after many years of service.

Virginia has 5 siblings; Sherman (Pee-Wee) Sturgis, who preceded her in death, Albert Sturgis (Bunky) of Salisbury, MD, William (Butch) Sturgis who preceded her in death, Janie Bailey, who preceded her in death, and Douglas Bailey and
spouse Lakeisha of Pocomoke, MD.

Virginia married George Walston, and to this union 2 children were born; Gerald Walston of Delmar, MD and Anita Walston of Salisbury, MD.

Virginia married a second time to Charles Wise Sr. and to this union 3 children were born; Charles L. Wise Jr., who preceded her in death, Carlos L. Wise and spouse Latisha, of Princess Anne, MD, Robert L. Wise Jr. and spouse Lowanna of Princess Anne, MD.

Virginia has 13 grandchildren; Shynell Ward, Shanae Leonard, Robert Leonard III, Brittany Walston, Gianni Wise, Tavian Wise, Ashley Chilous, Monique Ewell, Andre Ewell-Wise, Talala Collins, Rayonna Jones, Robert (Rj) Wise Jr. and Clarissa (CJ) Wise. Virginia has 5 great-grandchildren; Brandon Collins Jr., Colin Collins, Shamya Leonard, Kevin Dykes Jr. and Robert Leonard IV; and a host of nieces, nephews and adoptive family.

Virginia was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother who loved to knit fashionable pillows as a craft and small business venture. She loved to make dresses for her grand-daughters when they were young. She especially loved to dance, play cards, and enjoy family gatherings in her home where even friends of family were considered family. She was the voice of reason by comedian standards. Her overwhelming spirit, laughs and love will be missed by all who knew her.

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