Virginia Lambert Jones, of Morganton, NC died Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Burke Palliative Care Center in Valdese following a period of declining health. Born June 7, 1922 in Burke County, she was a daughter of the late William Walter Whisenant and Murtie Powell Whisenant. Virginia was an active member of Zion Baptist Church where she served in many capacities.She is survived by her daughter, Delores "Mickey" Hollifield and her husband, Robert of Morganton; four grandchildren, Rusty and Anna Hollifield, Jeff Hollifield, Penny and Marty Wiseman, and Robbie Hollifield, and his fiancÃ©e , April Carswell; eleven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her first husband of 47 years, Charles "Dude" Lambert; her second husband, Rev. Alvin G. Jones; an infant son; five brothers; two sisters; two half-brothers; and five half-sisters.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Parker and Rev. Jackie Price officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes before the funeral hour. At other times, the family will be at the residence on Pea Ridge Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Baptist Church, 3396 Pea Ridge Rd., Morganton, NC 28655 or to Ledford Grove Baptist Church, 327 E. Double Shoals Rd., Lawndale, NC 28090.
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