Virginia Lee Jenkins Myers, longtime Prince Georges’ County school teacher, precious mother and loving friend to all people and pets, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 1:48 am. Virginia was born in Frostburg, Maryland on July 6, 1931 and was the only child of the late Richard Glotfelty Jenkins and Helen Virginia Ritz Jenkins. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Russell Myers, in 2012. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents Edward S. and Leora Glotfelty Jenkins, James Edward and Agnes Booth Ritz, with whom she lived during her childhood years, attending school at Bethel Township in Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania. She was very proud of her English, Swiss, Welsh, and German heritage.
In addition she is preceded in death by brother in law, Glen Gay; cousins who were like brothers and sisters, Dorothy Schultz Richardson, Dolores Ritz Ray, Wanda Lee Souders, Leon Ritz, Helen Jenkins Carter, and younger cousins, Cindy Feldstein and Jimmy Richardson.
She returned to Frostburg to attend school at Beall High School graduating in 1949 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University in 1953. Her graduate work was done at the University of Maryland and Bowie State University. She absolutely loved being a certified reading teacher and teaching elementary school in Prince George's County for 32 years, retiring in 1991.
Through the years, she was active with Cub Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, coordinating the elementary division at First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville, helping with costumes etc. for plays at Calvary Day School in Winston-Salem, NC and helping with the card ministry for her Sunday School class at Riverdale Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, MD, where she was a member. She later attended Lifepoint Church in Seneca, SC where she lived with her daughter and son in law, the last year of her life.
Virginia Lee loved Jesus, her family and the USA. She really enjoyed spending time with her family at home or on vacations to the Outer Banks and North Myrtle Beach. Much of her time was spent reading, sinking her hands into the soil of her flower gardens and traveling. She also relished volunteering her time helping others with reading and learning new skills. She was an avid sports fan, cheering on her favorite teams, the Maryland Terrapins, the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens!
She is survived by her two sons, Eric Myers and wife Lisa of Crofton, MD, and Alan Myers of New Market, MD; daughter, Mary Jo “Jody” Cross and her husband Tim of Seneca, SC; three grandsons, Brett Myers, Blake Myers and Zachary Cross and his wife Grayson Cross; two granddaughters, Emma Cross, Zoe Virginia Cross; one great granddaughter, Zaniah Lee Myers; sister in law, Eleanor Myers Gay; nephews, Randy, Michael, Matthew (Kristy) Gay and family members, James (Deidi) Ritz, Nancy (Denny) Mayo, Nancy (Michael) Gorman, James (Stacey) Carter, Ruth Ritz Seiders, Charlotte Burns and all of their children.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, November, 28, 2021 at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, MD 21532 from 2 P.M. to 3 P.M.
Funeral services will follow the visitation on Sunday at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
Interment will be privately held at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery.
Donations can be made to The ARC of Prince Georges’ County 1401 McCormick Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 or your local SPCA.