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Virginia “Ginnie” Mae Sorrels, 85, Orange,


Last updated 1/14/2019 at Noon

Virginia “Ginnie” Mae Sorrels, 85, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Bell.

Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.

to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019, and 12:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Kansas City, Kansas, on May 27, 1933, she was the daughter of Harry Thomas Ford and Lucy Delores (Conde) Ford.

Virginia was known for her sweet soul and kind spirit.

She was a longtime member of Cove Baptist Church and ran the Bereavement Committee and Kitchen Committee, and was a member of the Joy Fellowship Committee and the Women’s Missionary Union.

Virginia was a loving mother and grandmother, always holding her family closest to her heart. She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she impacted.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Lucy Ford; loving husband, James Sorrels; sisters, Jean Lewis and Leona Finch; and brother, Paul Jamison.

She is survived by her children, James Sorrels and wife LaWanda of Bridge City, Debbie Lestage and ex-husband Anthony of Houston, David Sorrels and wife Michele of Port Neches, Michael Sorrels of League City and Misty Sorrels of Dallas; grandchildren, Patti Sorrels, Kevin Sorrels, Jacqueline Ritter and husband Alex, David Sorrels, Matthew Sorrels, Kaitlyn Sorrels, Noah Sorrels, Brady Sorrels, Anthony Lestage, Jr.

and wife Anel, Aaron Lestage and wife Sara, Austin Lestage and wife Dalena, and Andrew Lestage; 7 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Norma Sorrels of Orange, Valerie Sorrels of New Hampshire, and Mary McGlothlin of Lumberton.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Sorrels, Matthew Sorrels, Noah Sorrels, Brady Sorrels, Anthony Lestage, Jr., Aaron Lestage, Austin Lestage, and Andrew Lestage.

Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Kevin Sorrels.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cove Baptist Church at 1005 Dupont Dr, Orange, TX 77630.


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