For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith..."2 Timothy 4:6-7. Father be not dismayed for God will take care of you...and so He has. Softly and tenderly, Jesus whispered to Virginia, "Come on home, Child, and rest a while.”
Virginia Tisdale Eaddy, affectionately known as "Rothene" too many and "Ginny" to others, departed this earthly life on December 22, 2018 at the Marion County Medical Center in Marion, South Carolina. Virginia was born January 29, 1945 in Andrews, SC to the late Roland Tisdale, Sr. and Corine G. Hannah. After her father's death and moving to Marion, SC, Virginia was raised by her Step-Father, the late Ernest Hannah. She received her education in the Marion County public school system.
Virginia worked for Marvel Light Company in Mullins, SC for twenty plus years. After which, she began working for Sara Lee Corporation in Marion, SC and retired after thirty plus years of service.
At an early age, Virginia accepted our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and joined Bethlehem A.M.E. Church in Rains, SC. Virginia served as church secretary, senior choir member, and president of thesenior usher board. She later moved her membership to Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, where she served faithfully until her health began to decline. She was an active member and served the Lord and her church in many capacities such as; church secretary, Sunday School Superintendent, choir member, president of the Culinary Ministry and Harvest Hope Outreach Ministry, where she served countless meals to families in the community.
On, June 25, 1991, Virginia was united in marriage to Ronald Eaddy. Ronald became a Step-Father to five of Virginia's children.
Virginia amplified the love for God's people through the many civic and social obligations she extended. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge #262 and served as the Worthy Matron. Virginia served as President of the Women's Auxiliary for fifth Sunday services and worked diligently with the Mullins branch of the NAACP and volunteered with the Board of Elections as a poll registrar volunteer.
Virginia loved good singing and was an awesome singer. Virginia proclaimed the word of God and her love for God through her actions, song and praises and was not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She was an avid prayer warrior who knew the worth of prayer and knew how to pray.
In addition to her church and community activities, Virginia loved entertaining and cooking for her family at her home. She was truly the matriarch of the family and everyone looked up to her as such. The one thing everybody knew most about Virginia was the love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a way with each and every one of them that was mighty sweet and made them all feel special in her very own way. Virginia nurtured her younger siblings as if they were her very own. Her love for her family was second only to her love for God, she was a loving, kind and beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents Roland Tisdale Sr. and Corine G. Hannah; Step-father, Ernest Hannah; brother, Roland Tisdale Jr.; nephews; Roland Tisdale III, Americk Hannah and Christopher Dixon.
Virginia leaves many precious and fond memories to a loving husband, Ronald Eaddy of the home; three daughters: Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Hodge and Corine Elizabeth Thomas, of Columbia, SC, Jannet Tisdale Blue (Barry) of Winston Salem, NC; two sons, Clarence Eric Gerald (Kathryn) and Dashan Gerald (Millicent), also of Winston Salem, NC; one step-son, Ira Lee of Columbia, SC; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; ten siblings, Hilda M. Tisdale of Marion, SC; Ernest L. Hannah (Kathleen) of Nash, NC; Jesse Hannah (Rosie) of Rains, SC; Jonathan Hannah of Philadelphia, PA; David Hannah (Marilyn) of Florence, SC; Jerry Hannah of Barstow, CA; Jerelene Hannah of Mullins, SC; Randolph Hannah (Elizabeth) of Marion, SC and Debra Ann Fling (Ronnie) of Mullins, SC; and a special friend whom she thought of as a sister, Darlene Grant, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law; six sisters in-law; one brother-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends