Virginia Lee Smith
January 25, 1933 – June 4, 2021
Virginia Lee Smith passed away on June 4, 2021. She was born in Westernport Maryland on January 25, 1933 to Evelyn and Mack Shoop. Virginia was raised in Westernport and graduated from Keyser High School. She worked part time at Brinson’s Department Store in Clinton when her children were growing up and later she worked full-time at Clinton Nursing Home. Most of all Virginia loved being a homemaker.
Virginia used to talk about her happy childhood and how special Christmas was growing up. As a child, her parents would secretly decorate their living room in the most magical way on Christmas morning to surprise her and her sisters. She carried on her loved Christmas traditions with her handmade ornaments, themed Christmas trees, and baking her favorite cookies and fudge. Everything was made to the finest detail and her talent and creativity was surpassed by none. This tradition will continue for generations to come.
Virginia was passionate about everything she did. Most of all, Virginia loved her family and strived to make a beautiful home for them. Not only did she make the best homemade vegetable beef soup, spaghetti sauce and cinnamon buns, she loved to bake. She loved a good cake. She took cake-decorating classes and for special events, holidays or birthdays, she would make her special, professionally decorated cakes.
Virginia also loved flowers, and gardening and she could make anything flourish. She loved sitting outside in nature near her flowers and her pond (a gift from her children) and later she loved sitting in the Gazebo with her morning coffee. She always started her day with coffee and Little Debbie Cakes and could not wait to watch her afternoon “stories”, especially the Guiding Light. She loved Patsy Cline and The Jersey Boys and loved singing their songs. Virginia was also an amazing crafter. She loved making doll clothes, crocheting, making baskets and wall decorations. Making scrapbooks of her family was her favorite pastime. She was wildly talented and creative with them. She always said to her daughter Sherry, “I love being in my bedroom and working on my scrapbooks!” It brought her so much joy.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents Evelyn and Mack Shoop, husband Richard Smith, her beloved son Darrin Smith, and sisters Betty Bane and Janet Thrasher. She is survived by her children, Rhonda Wayland (David), Sherry DiLustro (Ron), Gary Smith (Jeanette) and Darryl Smith (Jennifer). She is also survived by her grandchildren Shannon, David, Casey, Matthew, Lindsay, Amanda, Gary; great grandchildren Brooke, Kelsi, Ryder, Hudson, Ella, Remy, Kiera, and autumn; and her great, great grandchild, Noah. Virginia’s family was her life and she enjoyed being with them—always! Expressions of sympathy in her memory can be made to the Calvert Animal Welfare League in Prince Frederick, MD. Interment will be private at Southern Memorial Gardens.