Virginia Humphrey

July 22, 1933 ~ January 16, 2016

Born in: Washington County, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Mrs. Virginia Humphrey, 82, of Johnson City, TN celebrated a glorious homecoming Saturday, January 16, 2016, at NHC HealthCare surrounded by her three children. Virginia was a lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Elmer and Bessie White. Mrs. Humphrey was a founding member of River of Life Baptist Church. She was a very active member of the women?s ministry. She was affectionately known as ?Ms. Jenny". She spent the majority of her life taking care of others as a private sitter. She touched the lives of all who met her. In addition to her parents, Jenny was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond Humphrey; two special sisters, Ruth Miller and Doris Caldwell; and a special sister-in-law, Thelma White. Survivors include her pastor and son, Donnie Humphrey and his wife Sharon; two daughters, Sandra Fair and her husband Danny and Teresa Hyatt; and three brothers whom she loved dearly, Charles White and his wife Trella, David White and his wife Pat, and Paul White and his wife Barbara. She was so blessed to have you all, many thanks for all you did for her. Ms. Jenny had a special love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren: April, Mike, Bryson, and Chloe Carver; Shanna, Billy, Amelia, and Jenni Grace Pennington; Adam and Courtney Fair; Andrea, Shaffon, and Selah Finley; Matthew, Holly, Anna, Noah, and Conor Humphrey; and Brian and Sara Hyatt. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff of the 5400 Wing and staff of NHC HealthCare. Also, thank you to the doctors who took such great care of her during her illness, and to her two special therapists. We would also like to thank her prayer partners, whom she loved and cherished. Thanks to all who visited and brought food. The family of Mrs. Virginia Humphrey will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in River of Life Baptist Church, Piney Flats. The funeral will follow at 7 pm Tuesday under the direction of Pastor Donnie Humphrey, Pastor Ancel Presnell, Jr., Pastor Randy Bennett, and Pastor Richard Kelly. Teresa Hyatt and the River of Life Singers will provide special music. A committal service is scheduled for 1 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Adam Fair, Brian Hyatt, Matthew Humphrey, Mike Carver, Shaffon Finley, Billy Pennington, and Danny Fair. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of River of Life Baptist Church. Family and friends are requested to meet at Morris-Baker by 12:30 pm Wednesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A very special Lady who was a big part of my life for many years. The many times we did things together, those special talks we had, I will miss her so much!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Our thoughts, prayers, & deepest condolences go out to all the Family. Ms. Jenny was a God Fearing, Christ honoring, Christian lady in ever sense!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Praying for the family. God bless each one.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sending thoughts & prayers for the whole family. Ms Jennie will be missed by so many, she was such a lovely & caring lady & loved the lord. May you R.I.P.

  5. Anonymous says:

    So many lives has been touched by this special Lady, she has been such a blessing to our family, you will forever be in my heart,I love you and will think of you often. I thank her family for sharing her.

  6. Anonymous says:

    We love you & will miss you, please know Humphrey family were very sorry for your lose & we’re sorry we can’t make it, due to working & can’t get off

  7. Anonymous says:

    We will love and miss you!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Miss Jenny was a true blessing & a model of what a Christian lady should be. Love you all.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. May God bless and give you all strength.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Team Rashidian

  11. Anonymous says:

    Prayers and Love for all of you! What a reunion in heaven!! John, Glenna, J.T. and Lily Brooke

  12. Anonymous says:

    There aren’t enough words to describe Ms. Jenny’s character or what she meant to all of us. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry for the families loss Aunt Jenny was a Dear Sweet God fearing woman. My heart is with you all ! So sorry that I could not attend the service.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, and am unable to attend the service tonight. I recently had surgery and am not well yet. I want all of you to know how very much I admired Virginia for her steadfast faith and service to the Lord. I am her 1’st cousin and my mom was " Jo " White Wynegar, Elmer’ s sister. I can hardly imagine what a glorious reunion going on in Heaven!!!!! I love you all and am praying for you. Love, Norma Wynegar Henegar

  15. Anonymous says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Many good memories over the years.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Humphrey family.

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