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Mrs. Virginia Abrams

July 11, 1938 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 82)


Virginia Lee Abrams was born on July 11, 1938 to James Ransom, Sr. and Addie McDowell. In Virginia’s formative years. She and her family moved to Brooklyn New York where she graduate from Franklin K. Lane High School.

After she completed school, she started to work for Consolidated Edison, better known as Con Edison.

In 1965, Virginia married Willie Abrams Jr. this union produced four beautiful children: Clayton Christopher, Alexandria, Brandi, and Quenton Peter. The couple also relocated to Niagara Falls, New York and in 1968 moved to Rochester, New York. In Rochester, Virginia received an Associates in Data Processing from the Rochester Business Institute.

In 1987, Virginia returned to Brooklyn where she worked for Bellevue Hospital and Woodhall Hospital. In 2004 she retired and returned Rochester.

Virginia was a member of Baber African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she had served as a member of the Artrie Mae Turner Women’s Missionary Society and distributed bread and pastries to those in need each month.

Virginia was a professional card player! She loved to travel, eat seafood, and spend time with her grandchildren. Her sense of humor and wisdom will be missed.

She leaves to cherish her memories; children, Clayton Christopher (Pamela) Abrams, Alexandria Abrams, Brandi (Manley) Smith and Quenton Peter Abrams; six siblings, Marvin (Mamie) Ransom, Carlton (Alberta) Ransom of Sparta, Georgia. Louise Griggs of Canton, OH, Shirley Ransom of Sparta, Georgia, Rosalyn McDowell of Gainesville, Georgia, and Jeanette Johnson of Huntsville, AL; seven grandchildren, a special cousin, Mary Maldonaldo, a special friends, Annie Francis McCray, a special daughter-in-law, Nichole Conley, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousin.

Services entrusted to Dawson’s Mortuary ~ 98 Hopgood St. Warrenton, GA

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November 13, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Adrick Alexander Chapel
12271 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087

Graveside Service
November 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Brown Chapel AME Church
2961 Brown Chapel Road
Sparta, GA 31087

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