Browning, Virginia

BROWNING, Virginia

Virginia Carroll Browning died on October 27, 2022, at the age of 101. Virginia was born on February 24, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, into a family of 5 brothers. In December 1941, she fled the cold Chicago winter and fled to sunny Miami Beach, Florida, where she worked for the military until the war ended in 1945. There she met Carl R. Browning, married him in 1945, and moved to his hometown, Atlanta. , Georgia. In Georgia, she became a loving wife and mother of two daughters, Claudia (Colvin) and Charlotte (Hicks). When Carl’s job moved them to Fort Worth, TX for 8 years, Virginia remained an active volunteer as a Sunday and Bible school teacher, choir member, Blue Bird guide, Girl Scout assistant and mother of bedroom. In 1961 they moved back to Atlanta, where she became involved in the church and her children’s activities. She was a fine seamstress who made everything – dresses and suits when Claudia left for UGA, prom dresses, clothes for Charlotte, suits for events and whatever she needed for decoration from his house. Once their daughters grew up, she and Carl were ready for a dream vacation – 1 month in Europe seeing all the sights. During the trip, they made friends who not only enhanced the trip, but remained friends throughout his life. In 2004, Virginia made her last European trip to Spain, but then went on cross-country bus tours to national parks and historic sites with her daughter, Charlotte. Her last home was at Precup Personal Care Home in Snellville, Georgia where the beautiful music she loved so passionately played all day and she was loved and beautifully cared for there for 2 years by Mirela Schiesser. His last days were calm and comfortable. she was with her daughters and her beloved son-in-law, Henry Colvin, on the day of her death. She is survived by her two daughters, Claudia B. Colvin (Henry M. Colvin) and Charlotte B. Hicks; one granddaughter, Kelley R. Baglivo (Tom Baglivo) of Charlotte, North Carolina; one grandson, David B. Colvin (Erica Colvin) of Salt Lake City; 4 great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. A service to celebrate his life will be held soon. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse, which does so much to support many people in the name of Christ.

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