Virginia Work

Virginia Lee Work, 87, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away, Friday, October 11, 2013, at White Hall Nursing and Rehab.

She was born August 22, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, to William Vernon and Ella Comer Frank. She was reared and educated in Hancock High School in Lemay, Mo. Mrs. Work was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church. She had worked at International Paper before retiring as a secretary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Fischer Work, Jr., whom she married on September 7, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas; her parents; a brother and a sister.

Survivors include her son, Samuel Fischer Work, III (Linda), of Pine Bluff; a daughter, Sandy Hudson (Dowell) of Little Rock; grandchildren, David Work (Shannon) of Bryant, Virginia Blankenship (Drew) of Little Rock, Michael Work (Bridgette) of Russellville and five great-grandchildren.

Private graveside service was held by Ralph Robinson & Son. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203-9984 or to Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 74005-0443. Online register at