Virginia Perry Ogilvie

Born on May 17, 1923

Departed on February 4, 2011 and resided in Roswell, GA

Mrs. Virginia Perry Ogilvie, age 87, of 7 Lenox Circle, Rome, passed away on Friday morning, February 4, 2011 following a brief illness.
A longtime resident of Rome, Virginia was born on May 17, 1923, to the late Jesse H. Perry and Addie Fincher Perry. On September 4, 1948, she married the love of her life, John "Jack" Leavell Ogilvie. They were blessed with two sons, John and his wife, Brenda Ogilvie of Canton, GA, and Robert and his wife, Adele Ogilvie of Marietta, GA. In addition to her sons, Virginia is survived by her sister, Addie Mitchell Perry of Rome, GA and brother, John F. Perry of Duluth, GA; five grandchildren, Jack, Gabriel, Natalie, Jim and Andy Ogilvie; four great-grandchildren, and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 1980.
Educated in the Rome City Schools, Virginia received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Shorter University, Master's in Education and Sixth Year Specialist Certificate from the University of Georgia. Beginning her service as an elementary school teacher at Pepperell Elementary in Lindale Georgia in the late 1950's, she taught a number of years in the Rome City and Floyd County School Systems. The final years of Jack's career with West Point Pepperell took them to West Point, GA, where they lived for approximately five years. During that time, Virginia was librarian in the LaGrange City School System and the Library Consultant for Tri-County Shared Systems. Upon returning to Rome, she served as Librarian for West Rome High School until her retirement. A long-standing active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rome, Virginia was also extensively involved with Needlework Associations throughout the South East. She will long be remembered for exquisite designs she created throughout her lifetime.
A Memorial Service honoring Virginia's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2011 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Rome. Reverend Roger H. Ard will officiate. The family will receive friends in Daniel Hall at the Church immediately following the service. Private interment will be held at the Church immediately preceding the Service.
The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Virginia's name to charity of choice.


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