Virginia Pitts-Liles-Obituary

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Virginia Pitts Rembert Liles

Birmingham, Alabama

Nov 15, 1921 – Jul 5, 2013


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Ridout's Valley Chapel Obituary

Virginia Pitts Rembert Liles passed away July 5, 2013. She was the daughter of United Methodist Reverend Umsted S. Pitts and Hazel Hudson Pitts, an elementary school teacher. She was married to John Lamar Rembert, III, who died in 1978. Virginia and John met while matriculating at Columbia...

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Raeford, Carol, and family,

We send our heartfelt condolences to each of you upon this great loss in your lives. We also send love, fond memories, and joy that we knew Virginia while we were in Birmingham.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

A ver dear friend,like a second mother..Apocalynn

Virginia was the soul of generosity in every sense. I shall always remember her gracious hospitality and warm collegial spirit. My heartfelt condolences to Raeford and her family.
Gail Aronow
New York City

I only got to know Virginia after she had moved to NYC, and was the lucky recipient with several of my friends of incredible "Virginia" hospitality beginning with her wedding to Raeford, followed by wonderful gallery openings and Christmas parties. Virginia was the essence of joy and generosity. She encouraged me to finish my dissertation and at the 25th hour I did just that. I had missed her no longer living in NYC, and now all of her many friends and family will mourn the passing...

Virginia Rembert was a "teacher's teacher." She inspired me as a student of hers. She also was a wonderful person.

Virginia was a unique combination of strength,intelligence and humanity.My family thought the world of her.Andrew Bolotowsky

Dr. Rembert was a memorable professor at Birmingham-Southern, where she used her art history course to open students' eyes to a larger intellectual world. I was lucky to be her student and to see her and Raeford occasionally during their fruitful retirement in New York. I'm sure many members of the BSC community share my feelings of sympathy for the family of this gifted teacher, artist and citizen.
Howell Raines, BSC '64

Early teen years in Fayette, Alabama, I remember Virginia.