July 6, 2024
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.




June 29, 2024

Virginia Justus Whisnant, 69, of Valdese, NC, gained her wings on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

Born in Burke County, NC on August 6, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Wallace Justus and Margaret Piercy Justus.

Virginia was a member of Enon Baptist Church. She was a active member of the Burke County Public Library and was a member of Burke County Chapter of the Lovely Ladies. She enjoyed volunteering and donating to children and pets. She loved going to the salon on Sundays to spend time with the ladies.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Whisnant; sisters, Evelyn Dean and Linda Justus; brother, Wayne Justus; a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family; her adopted kids, Tammy and Chuck; adopted grandchildren, Esa, Phoenix, and Kayler; and her cherished fur babies and grand-fur babies.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her son, Michael Whisnant; and a brother, Larry Justus.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2024 at Sossoman Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Cats' Cradle, PO Box 1915, Morganton, NC 28680-1915.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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My heart is broken - every holiday she would meet me at the mailbox with a bag full of goodies. She was always thinking of others more than herself. I’m going to miss her smile and love that she showed not only me but everyone she came into contact with. Earth’s loss is truly Heaven’s gain. Loved her with all my heart!

—Kathy Elliott

Jennifer & Family, My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Virginia was loved and adored by all of us. I have so many cherished memories of her and I hope all your happy memories will comfort you in the days ahead. Love & Prayers, Melina

—Melina Woods
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—Sheila Carswell

Sweet lady. I worked with her and sister at Harris Teeter. Your family are in my prayers

—Janet Anthony

All my love, Check on Amber for me.

—Valerie Gilbert

Virginia was a very precious lady. I never could remember her name when I first met her she just told me to call her mom. I've been calling her that ever since. To the family I want to express my heart felt condolences.

—Becky Hudson
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You will be missed so very much!

—Margaret Jager
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I will miss being around such a happy spirit.

—Danielle Townsend

I’m so sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. We went to school together at Drexel. She was a sweet soul. My prayers are with her family and friends

—Janet Kirby