Virginia Davidson

Obituary of Virginia Ann Davidson

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Virginia Ann Davidson, 95, passed away on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 at 8:23 PM. A longtime resident of Metuchen, NJ, Virginia spent her last six years in Falls Church and Great Falls, Virginia receiving loving care from her daughter Vanessa Davidson and granddaughter Jessica Zielke. She was surrounded constantly by family, love and compassion, and died peacefully at home.
Virginia Ann Davidson (McWhorter), affectionately known by most as “Granny” or “Jimma-Lou”, was born on June 1st,1925 in Statesville, NC. She was the daughter of the late Postel and Drusella McWhorter (Bonds). Virginia graduated from Unity High School of Statesville, NC. She married her high-school sweetheart Roscoe Augustus Davidson in 1950. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Roscoe along with her siblings Willie Hazel McWhorter, Bond McWhorter, John Walter McWhorter and Madge McWhorter.

Virginia and Roscoe left the segregated south and headed north for better opportunities: first to Detroit and Battle Creek Michigan, and then finally settling in Metuchen, NJ where they lived for over 40 years. In addition to being a military spouse while her husband served honorably for several years, Virginia worked at Gulton Industries, and later in life as a caregiver for her family and numerous other families in the community. Virginia was a passionate reader and follower of politics, and was excited to cast her vote in the upcoming Presidential election for Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. Having previously worked as a poll worker in NJ, she could always be counted on to give her very strong opinions to anyone who asked about the news of the day. She was an excellent cook, and later in her life looked forward to going to the movies every Friday with her granddaughter, Jessica.

Virginia leaves to cherish her memory her beloved sister Mary-Lee McNeal, along with her children Belinda Kaye Davidson, Ronald Davidson, and Vanessa Davidson. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jessica Zielke (Briddle), Mia Soda (Wilson), Raqib and Rashid Sharif, and her great-grandchildren, Alicia Soda, Thomas Mills, and Coraline Zielke along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Friday, August 21, 2020, with funeral services immediately following at Adams Green Funeral Home of Herndon, Virginia. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fair Fight 2020 ( and the Southern Poverty Law Center (  

Arrangements entrusted to Adams Green Funeral Home.



2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, August 21, 2020
Adams-Green Funeral Home
721 Elden St.
Herndon, Virginia, United States
Groups are limited to 50 guests or less due to social distancing requirements. Masks must be worn at all times while indoors.


3:00 pm
Friday, August 21, 2020
Adams-Green Funeral Home Chapel
721 Elden St
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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