Virginia Pullen, daughter of the late Napolieon Brooks and Willie Mae Epps, was born in Lexington, Miss., on Jan. 11, 1930.

She graduated from Trinity School in Mississippi. Virginia was a foster grandparent for Benton Harbor Area Schools for many years. She worked in the food pantry in Chicago. Virginia loved to work with older people, and people who were sick; she just loved taking care of people. She also liked doing embroidery and making quilts. Favorite quilt: Dark Green & Burgundy.