Virginia Caroline (Davis) Maddox

Died: Sun., Feb. 13, 2011


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 18, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 19, 2011

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Mrs. Virginia Caroline Davis Maddox  passed away after a brief illness at her residence in Cleveland, Georgia on February 13, 2011.

Virginia was born in Toccoa, Georgia, on October 26, 1931.  She graduated from Toccoa High School as Valedictorian of her 1949 class.  She went on to achieve an Associate of Arts degree from Emory University at Oxford, where she met her future husband, Belman C. Maddox, and later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and Architecture and her Realtor's License.   Dr. and Mrs. Maddox recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  

Virginia was a gourmet chef, studying French, Japanese and German cuisine in classes around the world.  For her service in the American-German Wives cooking club in Heidelberg Germany, she was presented the last original post-World War Two compilation cookbook.  She was proud to be an Army wife and loved the travel, cultural exchanges, and experiences worshiping and working in Methodist churches all over the country.   After retiring to Cleveland, Virginia designed and supervised the building of their new home, often referring to it as her "Little Garden of Eden."  She was a lifetime member of United Methodist Women, and a long time member of the Cleveland United Methodist Church.  Virginia served in all positions of the UMW, volunteered at Mildred's Thrift store, and was on the White County Food Pantry Board of Directors.  
In 1984, Belman and Virginia were the first volunteer Interpreters for the Red Bird Mission.  The couple traveled extensively throughout the Alabama/Western Florida conference, telling the story of the Red Bird Mission---how lives in Appalachia were changed by the presence of Christian schools, medical aid, new farming techniques, and starting new churches in Appalachia.  
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents,  Alfred F. Davis and Nina R. Davis of Toccoa, Georgia,  and one brother, Aaron M. Davis (Susan) of Simpsonville, South Carolina.  She is survived by her husband and all of their three children, Margaret Morrow (Michael) of Cleveland, Georgia, Belman "Neil" Maddox Jr. (Karen) of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Susan Crowe of Marble Hill, Georgia.  Virginia is also survived by three grandchildren, David O'Brien, Caitlin Crowe and Adam Morrow, and one great-granddaughter, Kayla O'Brien.  Surviving brothers and sisters include Frank J. Davis (Sarah) of Oxford, Georgia, Earl T. Davis (Elaine) of Cataula, Georgia, Curtis C. Davis (Ronda) of Dawsonville, Georgia,  Betty Greene (Buddye) of Greenville, South Carolina, and Evelyn Davis of Woodstock, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Red Bird Mission School at 70 Queendale Center, Beverly, KY. 40913-9607
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, February 19, 2011 from Cleveland United Methodist Church with Rev. Dick Huycke and Rev. Leland Bagwell officiating. Interment will follow the the Georgia National Cemtery at a later date
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm

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Kecia Rey
   Posted Tue February 15, 2011
Virginia was a wonderful lady. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim Crawford
   Posted Wed February 16, 2011

My heart goes out to you and your family during this time of loss. I echo that same sentiment for the staff of Red Bird Mission that know and love you. Our hope is to some day be with her at the feet of Christ and hear those words that Virginia has already heard from our Lord, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

In Christ,
Tim Crawford
Director of Development
Red Bird Mission & Clinic

Mack & Jackie Scott, Toccoa, Ga.
   Posted Wed February 16, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, we loved Virginia too, and know that she is in a better place not suffering and resting now.

Mack and Jackie Scott

Elver Davis
   Posted Wed February 16, 2011
Belman and family-all of you have my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Elver Davis

Tanya Shifflett
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011

My deepest condolences during this difficult and trying time. Through reading the obituary I enjoyed learning about Virginia. She truly lived a full, wonderful and inspiring life. May she shine upon you from Heaven, always.

James Madison University

Mary & Joe Martorano
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Mary & Joe Martorano, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin


We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
She will be greatly missed.

Mary & Joe Martorano

Nancy Galloway & family
   Posted Thu February 17, 2011
Dear Belman & family:

I wish to express our sincere sympathy to you & yours at the loss of Virginia..her prescense at church and in our lives will be missed..I know that God will bring His peace into your lives, and will comfort your minds and hearts at this time..remember, a loss of a Christian should not be thought of in sorrow, but rejoice in the fact that they are at home with the Lord..God bless you and keep you today, tomorrow, and always.

Cindy Erbele
   Posted Fri February 18, 2011
Virginia was a joyful servant to all. I will greatly miss her ready smile, as well as all of the other wonderful qualities she possessed and gave so freely.

With love and prayers,


Donald Thomas
   Posted Sat February 19, 2011
Doc, Sorry for your loss. Mrs. Maddox, my second mother, was an amazing and caring woman. She, and along with you, helped to keep me pointed in the right direction during my youth! My prayers are with you!

Love Don and Michele and Family!

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