Virginia "Toots" Peterson
November 11, 1933 ~ July 14, 2019
Born in: Yancey County, NC
Resided in: Johnson City, TN
Virginia “Toots” Renfro Peterson, 85, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at her daughter’s home, where she had lived for a little over a year.
She was a native of Yancey County, North Carolina, and a daughter of the late Tilmon and Alma Renfro.
Toots worked very hard raising her family and loved them dearly. She also worked very hard in her earlier years in the gardens and tobacco fields; she loved chewing her tobacco.
She was a member of Berea Free Will Baptist Church, where she enjoyed attending service and fellowship with her Christian family.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: her husband, John Peterson; eight siblings; and two grandchildren, April Douglas and Triston Madore.
Survivors include: her children, Judy Smith, Debbie Day and husband David, Patsy Lowery and husband Cheyenne, Timmy Peterson and wife Diana; seventeen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family of Virginia Peterson will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, officiated by Gary Hill, Jim Chapman, and Otis Banks. A committal service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Green Mountain, North Carolina, at 1:30 PM. Friends and family are asked to gather at the graveside by 1:20 PM.
Pallbearers will be: Cory King, Caleb Day, Gabriel Douglas, Cheyenne Lowery, Lee Davis, Isaac Douglas, Joey Douglas, Johnathan Peterson, Jessup Peterson, and C.J. Varner.