Virginia Ellen Herring, of Shiloh, passed away on January 30, 2022 in Waco, Texas at the age of 78. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m, Wednesday, February 2, 2022. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022 in the Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Montgomery and Rev. David Snow officiating. Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Virginia was born November 24, 1943 in Corsicana, Texas to John Maurice and Ethel Broun Fannin. She was raised on a Dairy farm, where she learned the meaning of hard work while helping with the duties of the farm. Virginia married Marion Edwin Herring on June 8, 1963 in Corsicana, Texas and they were blessed with two children, John and Jena. They moved to Mexia in 1972 and then to Shiloh, in 1973, where they made their home.
Virginia worked for Sears Tower in Dallas prior to going to work at the Mexia State School, where she retired, after 25 years of service, as Medical Secretary. She, also, worked for Shiloh Water Supply for several years.
Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother; she was the “bond” that kept the family together. She was a dedicated Christian and longtime member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Corsicana. Virginia loved to do Word Search Puzzles and watch Star Wars as often as she could. Her favorite characters were Mandalorian and Grogu.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel Fannin; husband of 56 years, Marion Herring; brother, John Fannin; and sister, Thelma Jo Andrews.
Virginia is survived by her son, John Herring of Shiloh; daughter, Jena Rader of Forest Glade; grandchildren, Adam Mahfood of Springfield, Shane Mahfood of Freestone, Christopher Rader of Shiloh; great grandchildren, Gabriel and Rowen Mahfood, and Margaret and Elizabeth Owens; brother, Jimmy Fannin and wife, Wanda; sisters, Nettie Mae Montgomery and husband, Hugh and Martha Carpenter; sister-in-law, Barbara Fannin; and numerous nieces and nephews.