Mom in front of her Chapel Hill college dorm
Mom's roommate Carolyn in front
of their college dorm
Carolyn and her boyfriend Blair
Mom and ??? double-dating with
Carolyn and Blair
Mom taking a selfie to generate a
A framed copy of their wedding invitation.
The picture of Mom that sat on
Dad's desk at work.
National Association of Social Workers diploma
American Orthopsychiatric Association Fellowship
Board Certified diploma in Clinical
Volunteer of the Year Award
Attached to the back:
"Virginia has had a long-term commitment in advocacy for children and
youth. She has had the courage to disagree and stand up for what
she believes. She works for 'win-win' situations in the Council
and was always available this year to assist in any way when called
"I first met Virginia Coleman 15 years ago when she was willing to see
a student who had been brutally raped and needed to be seen
immediately. The local mental health center had her on a waiting
list and at the most would see her once a week. Virginia ageed to
see her right away, twice a week, pro bono. Since that time I
have observed Virginia go the extra mile, over and over and over.
She is always willing to help and always looking at new ideas,
such as going to Hawaii to see Healthy Start first hand. Equally
uplifting to me is her ever-present smile. Virginia epitomozes
how I hope to age -- creatively, with an open mind, willing heart, and
a lot of grace."
Plaque of Recognition from Healthy
Appreciation from Child and Family
Phil Grossfield was the owner of Moonstone Bookcellars, Art &
Frank's favorite bookstore. One year he sent Mom a birthday
present with this bookmark.
Obituary in The Oak Ridger