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Elizabeth Virginia Black

October 25, 1919 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 97)

Elizabeth Virginia Black, 97, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Graham.  A Graveside funeral will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.  Arrangements are under the direction of Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors in Amarillo.  A Memorial service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in First United Methodist Church in Graham.  Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.


Virginia was born October 25, 1919 in Duke, Oklahoma to the late James Hiram and Nettie Hulga ( Eggers) Edwards.  She married Wilburn Elvon Black, August 24, 1937 in Amarillo.  He preceded her in death on June 16, 2001.  Virginia was a member of First United Methodist Church Graham where she was active in Kum Duble Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women and the Samaritans.  She had worked in the clothes closet for 12 years.


Survivors include; daughters, Rita Joyce Black of Graham; son, Ray Black and wife Debbie of Graham; grandchildren, Amber Reyes and husband Oscar of Amarillo, Cody Black of Stephenville, Jared Black of Amarillo, Lisa Knightstep and husband Jimi of Wichita Falls, Dustin Black of Amarillo, Michael Black and wife Tracy of Amarillo and Brandy Black of Taos, NM.; 15 great grandchildren also survive.


Virginia was preceded in death by a son, Michael Glenn Black; sisters, Dorothy Chumley and Florence Arnold, brothers; Gus Edwards and J.R. Edwards.  

 Service Information

Graveside Service
October 7, 2017

10:30 AM
Memorial Park Cemetery
6969 East Interstate 40
Amarillo, TX 79118

Memorial Service
October 8, 2017

2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
700 3rd Street
Graham, TX 76450

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