Virginia Searcy

Virginia Searcy (Dennis)

Sunday, July 25th, 1954 - Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Virginia Dennis Searcy, daughter of the late Nelson Bernard Dennis, Sr. and Katie Bell Dennis, was born July 25, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Virginia was the seventh out of eight siblings.

Virginia attended Luther Judson Price High School in Atlanta, Georgia. However, she later obtained her GED from Atlanta Public Schools – Night School Program in 1985. She then went on to attend the Institute of Business and Technology in Atlanta, Georgia where she obtained her Certification in General Secretary.

Virginia Searcy married in 1970 to John L. Searcy, Jr. (deceased). To this union, one child was born by the name of John L. Searcy III. Virginia later separated and met Raymond G. Cooper (deceased) and this union created two children, LaShandra N. Searcy and Gary A. Searcy.

After leaving high school, Virginia Searcy worked at the Fairmont Colony Square Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia and was the Supervisor in Housekeeping for her night-shift crew. Virginia then sought employment with the Raddison Hotel, as a Housekeeper. Virginia later gained employment with the Goode Brothers Poultry House in 1980. She furthered her career at Days Inn Cooperate Office in Atlanta, Georgia where she was a Secretary, after putting herself through Business School. Virginia later found her passion and home with H & R Block in 1995, as a Certified Tax Associate. She quickly moved up in the company and transitioned into the role of Office Manager and Tax Instructor for several years. Virginia was employed with H & R Block for 25 years. In November 2001, Virginia began to serve within her community as a Fulton County Election Poll Worker and later Poll Manager for the 9M Precinct. Ms. Searcy worked her last election in June 2020.

Virginia was full of life and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family & friends, and playing a good spades cards game. She enjoyed listening to music and dancing. Virginia was a football fan and always rooted for her Atlanta, Falcons. During her down time, she enjoyed watching her favorite shows: Sandford and Sons, Cowboy shows, The Jefferson’s, Good Times, Perry Mason, Matlock, Andy Griffin Show, In the Heat of the Night, Law & Order, Wheel of Fortune, and so many more.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Curtis Dennis and Nelson Dennis, Jr. and sister, Shirley Dennis.

Virginia entered into eternal rest on July 11, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memory, three children, John and wife (Avis), LaShandra and paramour (Marice), and Gary Searcy; seven grandchildren, Takia Thomas, Areonna Sims, Deshawn Freeman, Kyla Sims, Marice Sims Jr., Jada Weems, and Aubrey Sims; Sisters, Carolyn Wyatt, Evelyn Thomas, Mary Bibbs, and Anita Dennis; Brother, Chester Dennis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Herschel Thornton Mortuary
    3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 1:30pm
    Herschel Thornton Mortuary
    3346 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30331
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    Due to social distancing protocols, attendance for the funeral service is limited to immediate family only. The funeral will be livestreamed on this page for the convenience of those who are unable to attend in person.
  • Interment

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 |
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
    Lincoln Cemetery
    2275 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard
    Atlanta, Georgia 30314
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Linda Rouse

Posted at 12:57pm
I will miss Virginia. We worked together at H&R Block for many years. I remember her as an instructor for some of my classes. She was office manager at the Abernathy office for a few years. We studied together along with other coworkers. I've taken her home sometimes. Virginia will truly be missed.

Posted at 10:28am
Virginia I will truly miss you 😘 My prayers go out for the family (which I feel part of).


Pauline Holder

Posted at 11:39pm
Mary and the Dennis and Searcy Families, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Rest in sweet heavenly peace Virginia.
Pauline Holder, Luther Judson Price High School Class of 1977.


Oscar Leonard

Posted at 10:48pm
I am sorry to hear of Virginia's passing.I spent a lot of time with her---in class, often she was the instructor, in managers' meetings and working during the off season at H&R Block. She was a hard worker. I took her home a few times. I was hoping to see her again. My friend. I will see you in the morning. May your family remember your love for them. I especially send sympathy to her daughter LaShandra. Oscar Leonard

Oscar Leonard

Posted at 09:07pm
May JOY come in the morning to her family and friends. Virginia and I labored together many years at H&R Block. Your labor is over. Rest in Peace.
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