On Friday, October 13, 2023, Virginia Dixon Fitts of Siler City, NC died at Randolph Hospice House after a 3 day stay. She is preceded in death by her husband and love of her life of 50 years and 6 months, Earl B. Fitts; an infant daughter, Nancy Earl; parents, J Colon and Ollie Walters Dixon; an infant brother, Joe; and sister, Rebecca Routh.
Virginia is survived by two daughters Sara Fitts of Ramseur, NC and Sheila Fitts of Siler City, NC; brother Tom Dixon (Lynn) of Aberdeen; sister-in-law Frances Rhodes of Gastonia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Survivors also include special friends Nancy Oldham, Rose Dixon, Patricia Dowdy, Abigail Beard and Vivian Johnson; caregivers Carolyn Harris and Faye Cash; honorary grandchildren Chase and Brianna Beard; and grand dogs Barnabas, Bernadette, and Bell.
Virginia received an associate degree from Campbell College and a BS degree from Furman University. She did graduate work at UNC-G.
Virginia taught Home Economics for more than 34 years – a year in Denton and a year in Coleridge with much of her career at Chatham Central High School in Bear Creek. She loved her students and colleagues and remained close friends with many of them.
After Earl died 17 years ago, she was instrumental in the day-to-day operations of Earl B Fitts & Company helping Sheila in every aspect of the business. She loved interacting with all the clients.
Over the years Virginia had many responsibilities in her church of 68 years, First Baptist Church in Siler City. She taught Sunday School in the Primary Department; led GA’s; served in the nursery; sang in the choir and played the piano; served on various committees and boards; and served as the leader of the Virginia Highfill Mission Group for many years. She was a woman of strong faith and loved serving God in any capacity.
Her many pastimes included music, cooking, movies, talking on the phone with her family and friends, traveling, and good conversation. Even at 90 she still had a twinkle in her blue eyes, a beautiful smile on her face, and an infectious laugh. She loved her family and friends – and she was loved by all who knew her.
She loved her family. She loved her friends. She loved the work that she had done. And when asked what her secret to living to 90 was, her answer was this: “Let it go in one ear and out the other.”
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Brush Creek Cemetery at 3:00 PM with the Reverend Ed Lowder officiating.
Memorials may be made to Staley Fire Department and Randolph Hospice House.