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Virginia Lea Russell Posey Nelson
May 12, 1934 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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In Loving Memory of Virginia Lea Russell Posey Nelson
Virginia Lea Russell was born on May 12, 1934 in Urania, Louisiana to Julian Owen Russell and Clara Magnolia Enterkin Russell and departed this world on December 21, 2023, in Weatherford, Texas.
Virginia graduated from LaSalle High School in Olla, Louisiana in May of 1952. After high school, she attended business college in Monroe, Louisiana. Her first job was with Louisiana Power & Light.
Virginia also worked as the bookkeeper for Posey Motors at one point and at the Caldwell Parish Clerk of Court office in Columbia, Louisiana for several years until the family moved to Azle, Texas in May of 1974. In Azle, she had several jobs, including working for the Azle News in the Classified Ads Department.
She married Curtis Lee Posey, Jr. on December 23, 1954. Together, they had three children. After the death of her husband, Curtis in 1989 and her father in 1992, she returned to Louisiana to be close to her mother. During that time she worked for Winters Clinic in Columbia, Louisiana.
She married Arthur Nelson, Sr. later in life. She and Art spent many years together before his passing.
Virginia was a Christian who loved the Lord. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing. She played the piano for several different churches throughout her adult life, sang in the church choir and taught Sunday School. She was also an excellent cook and loved to sew. She had a kind, gentle spirit and loved people. She had many long-time friends in both Louisiana and Texas.
Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, her son, Russell Curtis Posey, both husbands, Curtis Lee Posey, Jr. and Arthur L. Nelson, Sr. and her son-in-law, James Don Blackwell.
She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Posey Cash (Cecil) and Catherine Posey Blackwell as well as her grandchildren Chad (Liz) Cash, Melissa Cash Schumacher (Randal), Mishay Cash, Marissa Cash Martin (Josh), Lindsay Sherwood Sheets (Cody), Ryan Cash (Brittany) and Shane Sherwood, 21 great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.
Virginia’s visitation and funeral service will be held at the Azle Chapel on the grounds of Azleland Cemetery on Thursday, December 28, 2023, starting at 9 a.m.