October 7, 1937 - August 21,2019
Virginia Louise (Wall) Parisi, 81, of Jamestown went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Hospice Home of High Point. Virginia was born on October 7, 1937, in Forsyth County to the late Henry and Evelyn Wall. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Winston-Salem.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Thomas Allen Wall, Sr. Her surviving family members include her "sweetheart" and devoted husband of 21 years, Dennis, her three nephews, four great-nephews, three great-nieces, and one great-great niece. She loved each of them deeply and considered them her own kids.
Virginia was known by her family and friends as “Ginny." Ginny attended Holmes Theological Seminary, in Greenville, SC, and Emmanuel College, in Franklin Springs, GA. From 1963 to 1965, she served as a missionary for the IPHC in South Africa. While there, Ginny worked with Joe and Elsie Arthur, among many others. Her ministry carries on through lifelong relationships and continued support of missionaries working in Africa today.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel in Winston-Salem, NC. Tim Wall and Rev. Joe Arthur will be officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service, as well as the night prior from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow the service on Saturday at Woodland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to World Missions Ministries, Project #11007P, P.O. Box 270420, Oklahoma City, OK 73137.
Online contributions may be made at https://give.iphc.org/missions/235815. If you prefer, you may also call 888-474-2966. Please reference the Project #11007P; Port Elizabeth Church, South Africa.
“Mrs. Virginia Wall Parisi served as a Career Missionary with IPHC World Missions Ministries for three years. We can never fully ascertain [this side of heaven] the full impact of one’s ministry. I do know that the ladies that served in our remote mission stations in Africa, like the Nzhelele Mission, provided a remarkable service in exceptionally primitive and dangerous areas.
Mrs. Parisi seemingly never forgot her time in Africa as she became a faithful supporter of some of the missionaries who serve there.
May the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit sustain her family as they walk through this valley.”
-Bishop Talmadge Gardner