Virginia Bell Warren was a beautiful person, who lived a full, rich life in an unselfish way. She was born on September 23, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York, where she resided until her death on Friday, June 15, 2021. Virginia was the third child to be born to Naomi and Marcellus Hilliard, in a family of four girls.
Virginia enjoyed experiencing and learning new things. Her educational background included attending Public School 67; Prospect Heights High School, and college training at the New York School of Dietetics. Virginia was a licensed dietician and she worked in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities in Staten Island, New York, Brooklyn, New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut. After many fruitful years of service, she retired from the Interfaith Medical Center. Virginia loved her work and was active as a Shop Steward in the Union SEIU 1199. Virginia had many friends from her work environment and frequently joined them on travel tours to the Caribbean Islands and Canada for Carnival and Independence Day celebrations.
In her youth, Virginia was a member of the St. Marks Holy Tabernacle in Harlem, New York. As an adult, she joined St. Mary’s Church of Christ Disciples, where she served on the Usher Board.
Virginia was married to William Linwood Warren, Sr. They had a son, William Linwood Warren, Jr., on April 26, 1954. Virginia loved her son dearly and expended much energy in his rearing and education. As an adult, William and his mother had a very close relationship, and Virginia often spent time in Charlotte, North Carolina, where her son lived with his family.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Naomi and Marcellus Hilliard; two sisters, Alberta Mills (Herman) and Bernice Hilliard; and her son, William Warren. Virginia leaves to mourn her loss one sister, Priscilla Hilliard, Easton, MD; granddaughter, Sonia Warren, Carthage, NY; niece/sister, Pauline Mahone (David), Randolph, MA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.