Margie, my sister Brooke pointed this out to me. I am Barbara (Willis), say no more...Your family has a real place in my heart, and I admired your Mom from the very early days in Hawaii Ct. Prayers and comfort to you and family.
I remember Virginia as one of the catalysts for my departure from the Republican party and the reinforcer of my commitment to bringing girls and women to full citizenship in this country. I will be grateful always for her wry wit, clear intellect and warm personality. Thank you for all your contributions, Virginia - you really made a difference!
Sorry to hear of her deaths. I taught with Virginia at Maury many years ago and knew she was a special person.
To the Family of Dr. Virginia Armstrong
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal, remember All Day and All Night God has got his angels watching over you.
My deepest sympathy to you the entire family during you hour of bereavement.
Virginia was great lady whom I got to know, and I will cherish every memory we had.
Yours in Christ
Second Presbyterian Member
Aaron H. Hatten
Virginia was an inspiration in every way, from her beautiful sense of humor to her ready words of encouragement and her persistence over time in the pursuit of social justice and fairness in our society. Her warm smile brought sunshine into every encounter. I admired her greatly and will miss her!
I am so glad to have had the opportunity to serve with Virginia on the board of the League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads. My only regret is that I did not get to know this wonderful woman until a year ago.
Virginia was an Assistant Principal at one of the Norfolk high schools where I worked as Guidance Counselor. She was such a kind person, sensitive, open, and understanding. A memorable moment for me was a presentation she made maybe at an Honor Society or Honor Roll recognition event. Her topic was "The Power of One", and she drew on personal experience to inspire and inform. The message of that day has stuck with me. Thank you, Dr. Armstrong.
Guidance Counselor (Ret.)
As a student teacher in the late 60's, I observed Mrs. Armstrong's government class. Later we were assistant principals together at Norview High. Virginia's nice smile and easy going personality made her great at public relations, and her extensive knowledge and common sense made for a solid administrator. She could be warm and friendly, but at the same time was no nonsense and all business.
Richard Kyle, Virginia Beach, VA
As one of the many in whose lives Virginia made a difference that cannot be measured I feel so fortunate to have gotten to know her. I will miss you, Virginia, but I know you are leaving a legacy of love and great memories to all of us! Thank you!
I am so sad to learn of the passing of this wonderful woman. I will cherish your sense of humor and your total commitment to all things right and good.
I need advice on how to handle this grief...Then I remember... You have already taught me, Mother, and I can rely on your examples of strength to help me cope. Nonetheless, I miss you so much already!