Virginia Marie Sheffield, 84, a native of Houston, MS and long time resident of Jackson, AL, passed away peacefully Friday, August 21, 2020. She was born October 21, 1935 to the late Leon Curtis and Ida Davis Neal. Ms. Sheffield was a member of Visitation Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She enjoyed reading poetry, watching Jeopardy and spending time with her family especially paying Yahtzee.
Ms. Sheffield is preceded in death by her parents, four siblings and one grandson.
She is survived by her children, Jackie (Steve) Bradley, Ginger (Kent) Gatlin and Jean (Greg) Allsup, grandchildren; Chris, Shawn, Ben, Ginny, Melissa (Roy), Matthew, Neal, and Mark. Great grandchildren, two siblings as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in mom's name to: UAB Gift Records AB 1230, 1720 2nd Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35294-01126 for Endowed Professorship for RETT Syndrome Attn: Sarah Katherine Bateh; Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Health Development, 650 Clinic Drive, TRP III Ste. 1500, Mobile, AL 36688; Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or your charity of choice.
A private memorial service will be conducted at a later time. Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
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