virginia pinnell
Virginia M. Pinnell, 45, of Weirton, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at Weirton Medical Center. She was born May 11, 1957 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the daughter of David and Esther Walker Watson. Virginia was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Watson. In addition to her parents, Virginia is survived by her husband, Howard, whom she married on April 9, 1977; her sister, Nancy Watson and niece Marlena Watson of Goldsboro, NC. Virginia was a 1975 graduate of Bald Eagle High School, Centre County, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. For 19 years, Virginia worked at Friendly Dry Cleaners in Weirton. She was a member of the Cove Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and served as an Elder. She was also active in the Hancock County Relay for Life and Operation Christmas Child. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 – 3:00PM and 7:00 – 9:00PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, September 16 at the Cove Presbyterian Church until time of services at 11:00AM. Rev. Bruce Ballantine will preside. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Follansbee, WV. Memorial contributions can be sent to Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062. Share your tributes with her family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. I didn’t know Virginia but I know her niece Shelly and I just want everyone in the family to know how sorry I am and that they have my deepest sympathy. Robert Pulice

  2. Sharing in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Virginia was a brave soul and is now resting in peace. May God comfort you in these hours. With deepest sympathy, Uncle Eugene, Carol and Susan Walker

  3. May your hearts be consoled that Virginia is now resting peacefully. She was a beautiful person and I am honored to have known her. God Bless you all.

  4. We are both so sorry to read of the death of Virginia. She was a friend of our children and went to school with them.

  5. Virginia and I were first cousins. I was born first – two months ahead of her. But it seems she did everything first : graduated , got married , had (step) children, first house as well as first to e-mail me. Now she is the first to understand the meaning of eternal life. I will greatly miss her support. I expect her to be “first ” to greet me at the Pearly Gates. She was a great friend. LOVE FOREVER, Sandy

  6. I am Lynn Perry’s older sister, Anna and I had the greatest pleasure meeting Virginia last year at my daughter’s graduation. Over the years I have learned from my sister Lynn what a treasure and great friend Virginia was to her. The friendship and strong bond they had was always very extraordinary. Lynn will be quite lost without Virginia for a long time, and was honored to be such a part of Virginia’s wonderful life, her friendship and as well as being able to comfort her in death. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Anna Rickert

  7. Dear Friends and Family of Virginia, especially Gene and Mom and Dad Watson, Terry and I wish to convey to you our deepest sympathy with Virginia’s passing. We surely have wonderful memories of her during our years together at Cove Church. We rejoice in her Love of Christ and her willingness to share that Love and Faith with those around her. Hopefully, that will help sustain you in your grief. We will surely keep you in our thoughts and prayers . God’s Blessings, Jan and Terry

  8. My deepest sympathy to the family of Viginia. Although I did not know Virginia personally, I felt a closeness to her, as we shared a common friend, Lynn Perry. Lynn would share her concerns and faith in God with me concerning her friend, and Virginia was remembered in not only my church’s prayer chain, but many others. May God hold you all near during this difficult time, and give you peace by sustaining you with his love and grace. May God bless. And thank you Lynn, for being a good friend to so many, especially Virginia.

  9. My heart morns the loss of a very dear friend and sister. We have many memories of her to get us threw the days ahead. Her life was a great gift to all of us. Heaven has reclaimed another angel to sing God praises. may we all have her strengh to over come the difficulties in our own lifes. thank you for your warm thoughts. God bless you Gene.

  10. I am sorry Aunt Ginny died.I love you Aunt Ginny and Uncle Gene.I like you both very much.

  11. My memories of Virginia always center around the Bierly reunion. We cousins were usually wild, running, screaming but not Virginia. She was always smiling, calm, peaceful. I always admired those traits in her. Last time I saw her a couple years ago, it was like time hadn’t changed anything. We were grown up but still talking and laughing loudly and Virginia was smiling, talking quietly, laughing gently…still peaceful. She will be missed. My prayers to her family. Love Kim

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