Virginia Taylor Herndon

February 15, 1929 - September 5, 2015

02/15/1929 - 09/05/2015

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Virginia Taylor Herndon went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 5, 2015.
Virginia was born on February 15, 1929 in Roanoke Rapids, NC.  She moved to Norfolk, VA in 1947 and was married to Carroll L. Herndon from July 1948 until his passing November 2009.  The family were active members of Trinity Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA and then Norfolk Baptist Church upon moving to Virginia Beach in 1974.
Virginia passed in Lynchburg, VA where she resided the last five years surrounded by family.
Virginia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a bright light in our lives and will be surely missed.
Virginia is survived by her son David Herndon and wife Janice from Bedford, VA and daughter Karen Herndon Zak and husband Bryan from Homer, Alaska, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A celebration of life was held with the family in Bedford, VA. Offer condolences online at

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Debra Gehrig Bahr
8 years ago

I just found out that your mom passed. She was my beloved Great-Aunt, i loved her dearly. So many great memories of family get-togethers! I phoned her some years ago while she was in Lynchburg and she invited me to come stay with her, she saus, “Leave yiur husband home, it will just be us girls, we’ll go shopping!” Her sense of humor and warmth will always stay with me. The stories of how she shared in helping raise my mom are heartfelt. – Debbie

Terry Jackson Gilliam
8 years ago

Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember your parents with such memoies at their house by the high school. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Gertrude Leonhardt Gray
8 years ago

Virginia was my Sunday School teacher when David was just learning to walk and kept slipping on the hardwood floors. We were at her house for a meeting and I remembered my mom saying put adhesive tape on the bottom of their shoes and we did and he walked without slipping! Our class thought the world of your mom and dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

Lillian Duggan
8 years ago

My sincere sympathy to the Herndon family. I treasure my fond memories of worshiping with the family years ago at Trinity Baptist, Norfolk. May God bless you with His peace and comfort .