Virginia Louise Smith Schuhsler

Virginia Louise Smith Schuhsler went home to glory to be with her Lord Jesus Christ at 8:43 p.m. April 1, 2017. She was looking forward to her entrance into heaven and to beholding the face of her Lord, Jesus Christ.  Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Oak Hill Pavilion.

Virginia Louise was born to Charles Cecil Smith, Sr. and Annie Foreman Smith March 8, 1921. She was the youngest of three children.

She was preceded in death by her beloved brothers, Charles Cecil Smith Jr. and Joe Simmie Smith.

She has one son, Charles Schuhsler. Virginia is also survived by three nieces, Shirley Smith Harrison of Bartlett, Tenn., Sandra Smith Grindle of Plano, and Dorcas Smith Owens of Rockdale; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Virginia graduated from The University of Houston and became a third grade teacher. She taught at Ben Milam Elementary school. After retirement from teaching she helped found the Milam County Museum in the Old Milam County Jail building with Dorcas B. Smith, her sister-in-law. Virginia was quite a historian and very knowledgeable about Milam County history.

Virginia accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at the early age of five. She reflected upon being a Christian for ninety-one years.  She attended First Christian Church right down the street from her childhood home on College Avenue. 

In later years Virginia attended the First Presbyterian Church of Cameron. Betty Gene Burnett, a dear friend gave Virginia a ride to church and other functions for years. Rebecca Goeke, Patricia Barton were a blessing to Virginia while she was still in her home of 59 years.

Virginia loved the Lord. She loved the Word of God and she loved to sing hymns. Her faith was a powerful testimony in her 96 years.

We are so grateful to the staff of Cameron Nursing Center and Kindred at Home Hospice for the wonderful care they provided for Virginia. 

Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Cameron or the Milam County Museum.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.