Mrs.Virginia Patterson Braden of Jackson, Mississippi passed away Saturday, February 27th, 2021. Virginia was born on January 9th, 1935 to Ivor Blount McGowen and Earl Patterson. In lieu of flowers we ask that people honor our mother's love of education and math by making a donation in honor of Virginia Patterson Braden to The Bean Path [https://thebeanpath.org].
Virginia received her undergraduate degree from Tougaloo College and her Master's in Education from Mississippi College. Though her favorite color was red, she was a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Virginia was a devoted educator who loved teaching, especially math. Virginia taught at several schools over the span of many decades including Casey Elementary, Duling Adult Education Center, and Power Elementary Academic and Performing Arts Complex (APAC) program. She retired in 1999 from the Jackson Public School system and was beloved by her students and colleagues. She was also an active volunteer at Holy Family Catholic Church and Stewpot.
Virginia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Willie Braden. She is survived by her sons, Keith Braden (Alma) of California, Kyle Braden (Rochelle) of North Carolina; daughter, Ivor Braden Horn (Mark) of California, granddaughters, Javaria Braden of Georgia, Bria Braden of North Carolina, RheAnn Mennefield of New York, Sydney Horn of Tennessee; and grandsons; Kyle Woodard (Rachel) of California, Christian Horn of California and Adam Braden of North Carolina; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Thank you for sharing this time with us. We are grateful for your prayers and support. We miss her dearly each day. We pray to honor all that she gave us by giving back as she would want us to do.
There will be no Public Visitation.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 8, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 820 Forest Avenue, Jackson, MS 39206 at 11:00 a.m. with burial at Garden Memorial Cemetery located on 8001 Highway 49 North, Jackson, MS.
Funeral services will be Live Streamed, Peoples Funeral Home, Inc. by way of Face Book.
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