Virginia Chrestman

OXFORD – Virginia Ann Harrington Chrestman, 72, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at her home. She was born on Nov. 23, 1940, in Houston. She married Melvin E. Chrestman Sr. on June 25, 1960. She worked for the City of Oxford. She was a member of the Pilot Club, the Oxford Garden Club and the First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Oxford. Pastors Robert Allen and Eric Hankins will officiate. A graveside service will at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Woodland. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Melvin E. Chrestman Sr.; her sister, Joyce Dickerson (Jim); her sons, Melvin E. Chrestman Jr. (Melinda Smith) and Hamilton Lee Chrestman (Patricia; three granddaughters, Kate, Maggie and Griffin; a grandson, Henry Lee; an aunt Mrs. Stennis Fortner of Woodland; and a number of cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hamilton Durell Harrington (1969) and her mother, Mabel Lourette Harrington (2010).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Virginia H. Chrestman Memorial Fund, Oxford City Hall, 107 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.

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