Virginia Mae Leech, born Feb. 29, went home to be with Our Lord Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at 3:17 a.m. after complications from a long fight with brain cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Kathleen Mays Fultz of Lewisburg and Sterling Thomas of Detroit, Michigan, and stepfather Roy Fultz of Lewisburg.
She was proceeded in death by sister, Mary Bittinger of White Sulphur; brother-in-law, Curtis Perkins of Ronceverte; and nephew, Danny Fanning of Maryland.
She leaves behind son, Patrick J. Goodale of Alderson and daughter, Brenda Sharon Goodale of Covington, VA and adopted son, Jay Leech of Alabama. A very special loving thought goes to Virginia’s best friend and companion for the last 23 years, Donald E. Buckley of White Sulphur, your love and hard efforts to please my Mother will never go void, from my heart I thank you. Mr. Buckley has two children, Don Buckley and Sherry Ryder both of White Sulphur. Virginia’s sisters are Lorraine Perkins of Ronceverte, Juanita Fanning of Maryland, and Dreama McCreery of White Sulphur. Four grandchildren, Lisa Goodale, Hager Jackson of Oregon, Laramey E. Zimmerman of Lewisburg, Haley A. Zimmerman of Lewisburg, Jacob P. Goodale of White Sulphur. Great-grandchildren are Anna Volk of Oregon, Alex Jackson of Oregon, Isaiah L. Zimmerman of Lewisburg, and Sophia L. Zimmerman Spencer of Lewisburg. Virginia had six nieces and five nephews and a great many great-nephews and nieces. We give special thanks and praises for and to a niece, Rhonda Napier of Amelia, VA, she is the daughter of the late Mary Bittinger, for the blessing she has been during this trying time. God has blessed you my dearest Cuz with a spirit of hospitality, love and family, please know I, we would not have made it through this past couple of months and the last week without you. I give God all the Praise and Glory for you.
I send a special thank you to Ken Napier, Rhonda’s husband for sharing you with each of us, Praise God for you being such an understanding husband. I give special thanks and praise to a very loving, kind and anointed young man of God, Joseph Terry, Virginia’s great-nephew and grandson of sister Dreama McCreery, you have gone above and beyond to be of help to each of us. Mother loved you and l know why.
The memorial service will be held at Virginia and Donald’s Church, Alvon United Methodist Rt. 92, 9402 Pocahontas Trail, White Sulphur Springs, on Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., Pastor Edward Craft and Buck Caldwell will officiate. The reason for this delay is to give everyone time to come from out of town or state for her memorial. At my Mother’s request she was cremated.
Please take any and all donations of snacks or food or monetary gifts to the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea. Their absolute loving kindness and assistance into the transition of hospitalization to terminally ill have shown impeccable nursing care and skill, you all are a blessing.
A special thanks to the staff at Greenbrier Valley Hospital, ER and ICU departments. Your compassion, attentive care and thought for us as a family will never be forgotten. Thank you to each department and staff members, no matter what your job was you each did it with respect and without complaint. You are awesome.
A special thanks to a very dear friend Gail Craft, for your prayers and concern for my family and me, love you, my friend. Thank you to Good News Church in Covington, VA, for your love and prayers, you all are a blessing, I thank Wallace & Wallace for their concern and compassion and the extra time you spent waiting for me to do my part of Mother’s preparations, God Bless.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Please send online condolences by visiting www. WallaceandWallaceFH.com.