Virginia Meyer Cordle, a longtime resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, died June 6, 2014 at the age of 76 in Arlington, Virginia. She exemplified the spirit of her native New Orleans, gracious with a passion for life. She graduated from Dominican High School and Louisiana State University, with a degree in chemistry. Later, married, employed part-time, and raising two children, she graduated first in her class with an MBA from The College of William & Mary. She retired in 2002 from a 20-year career at NASA Langley Research Center, ultimately serving as the head of the Management Support Office. She became even busier in her retired life. Motivated by her faith and a desire to help others, she devoted many volunteer hours to The College of William & Mary Catholic Campus Ministry, where she served on its steering committee and handled the finances, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program, and her civic association. She also continued to pursue her love of games, including mahjong, Scrabble, and successful completion of all levels of Angry Birds. She was very active in the duplicate bridge community and served at various times as president, secretary and treasurer of Unit 110. She was a member of the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) and a Gold Life Master. She won many regional events. In 1993, she was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Roger Cordle. She is survived by her son, Alan Cordle, his partner, Daniel Villegas Martinez, her daughter, Cynthia Cordle Lynch, her son-in-law, John Lynch, her grandchildren, Taylor and Jackson Lynch, and her two sisters, Marjorie Frederic and Mary Ellen Thibodeaux. She enjoyed many close friendships, and appreciated all the support she received during her two-year illness. A Memorial Mass will take place at the chapel at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME at 11 am on Monday, June 30th. Donations in her memory may be made to The College of William & Mary Catholic Campus Ministry or the
. To view and sign the family guestbook, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from June 23 to June 29, 2014