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Virginia Canada

December 21, 1930 — March 10, 2023

Virginia Canada

 

Virginia (Jean) Duty Canada, age 92, passed away Friday March 10, 2023 at Charter Senior Living in Jefferson City, TN. Virginia was born December 21, 1930, to Lacy and Bessie Duty in West Virginia. She lived in the Ragland, WV area until she and her husband Wade moved to Dandridge, TN.   Preceding her in death were her husband of sixty years, Wade Canada; sons Larry and Stonie Canada;  grandson Bruce Mullins. Jr, and son-in-law Johnny Tipton.  She is survived by her sons Leslie (Linda) Canada, Gary (Josephine) Canada, and Wade Canada, Jr. all of Dandridge, TN and Glen Dale (April) Canada of Delbarton, WVA.; daughters are Loretta (John) Workman and Christine Tipton of Dandridge, TN and Shirley (Tom) Smith of Waynesville, NC; siblings are Beatrice Ooten, Violet Napier, Bruce Duty, and Curt Duty. Her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly loved their Mamaw visits from them were the highlights of her days and pictures of them were all over her home were her treasures. 

Virginia's faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior was evident to the end when in her bed, she asked for help in raising her hands to praise Jesus. When she was in better health, she loved to fellowship and serving the Lord with her church family at Swann's Chapel Baptist Church. “The Joy of the Lord is my strength” adequately describes her trust in her Lord Jesus. God richly blessed her with long life and blessed all who knew her as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend, sister-in-Christ.

In September 2021 Virginia moved from her home to the Memory Care Unit of Charter Senior Living where she was loved on, cared for, and treated like a queen by everyone. The Canada family wants to thank especially the director April Shipley who came to be known as 'Sunshine' to our mom. True to the name, April brought bright rays of love of life, kindness, and joy into our mom's life every day. We also thank UT Hospice nurse Jessica for the care and comfort she brought. All gifts of flowers to honor our mom are appreciated as she loved flowers of all colors in and around her home. In lieu of flowers consider giving to St. Jude Children's Hospital in her memory.  Donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 9042 Executive Park Dr. Suite 250, Knoxville, TN, 37923

A celebration of her life funeral service will be held 12:00 (Noon) Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Caudill officiating. The graveside interment will follow at Swanns Chapel Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 12:00pm prior to services at Farrar Funeral Home of Dandridge.  

ARRANGEMENTS BY FARRAR FUNERAL HOME, DANDRIDGE, TN www.farrarfuneralhome.com

 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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