Virginia Heddins 1931-2018

Graveside services for Virginia Carol Lawrence Heddins, 87, of Edgewood, were held Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Creagerville Cemetery in Grand Saline.

She was born Feb. 16, 1931, in Sylamore, Ark., to James Franklin Lawrence and Jessie Evelyn Payne. She was raised in Sylamore, Ark. and graduated from Sylamore High School.

She met Kirby William Heddins and they married in 1950. She and Kirby lived in Mesquite. She was a homemaker while raising her two children, Carolyn and Rickey.

She and Kirby moved to Edgewood in 1983 and she was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Heritage Manor in Canton. She loved to sew and garden and to take care of her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kirby Heddins; her parents, James and Jessie Lawrence; son, Rickey Heddins; and great-great grandson, Abel Lunsford.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Heddins Harrell and husband, Gerald, of Edgewood; brother, Gary Lawrence of Arkansas; sister, Shirley Nanny of Arkansas; grandchildren, Gabrielle Butler and husband, Brandon, of Oak Grove, La., Gerald Harrell II and wife, Ashley, of Edgewood, Justin Harrell and wife, Cindy, of Troup, Sarah Heddins of Philadelphia, Pa, Joseph Heddins of Norman, Okla.; and eight great-grandchildren.