Virginia Satterfield

October 9, 1928 ~ February 22, 2018 (age 89)

The family of Isabelle Virginia Satterfield is saddened to announce her passing away on February 22, 2018 at 89 years old. Virginia was born in Ft. Pierce, Florida, Oct. 9, 1928, to Isabelle Lillian and Dishman Keenan Stephens, an architect and builder of civic and residential buildings before the crash.  From there, they moved to the state of Kansas where he began building pipe lines for the early Natural Gas industry. This work took them across the midwest, from Kansas to small towns in Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Virginia entered new schools almost every year until they finally settled in Kansas City, Mo. for high school. There her interest in the natural sciences led to receiving the Honorary Bausch and Lomb Natural Sciences awards and an opportunity for a scholarship to the University of Rochester. She instead chose to attend Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She studied Astronomy, majored in Music Literature and minored in Art History. She later put her major and minor to good use by teaching music at a private girl’s school, teaching private piano lessons, and moon-lighting as an oil portrait artist--an interest that continued until her last few years. 

Virginia had a strong faith in Christ from early on, but came back to Him more strongly as she matured, especially after her marriage to her dear husband, William Elwyn Satterfield, after they had both lost their spouses to cancer.  God’s loving mercy and grace gave them a wonderful new life together. They moved from Michigan to their home in Boca Raton, Florida, where she leaves behind many beloved friends. She spent many years in Boca Raton learning from and sharing with her treasured Prayer and Bible Study group.  She is also grateful for the many years of loving spiritual inspiration she has received from First United Methodist Church’s pastors and her dear friends.

Of her beloved family, she leaves her daughter, Janice Victoria Edwards, son Jeffrey Stephens Fletcher, son-in-law David Lewis Edwards, daughter-in-law, Betsy Anne Fletcher, grand-children Rachel Amaris Kirkpatrick, Peter Edwards and wife Marcy, Rebecca Golossanov and husband Alexander, and Jeremy Stewart.  She also leaves William Satterfield's daughter, Deanna Scott and his granddaughter, Jennifer McCall, and husband, Tony McCall, and eight beautiful great-grand-children. 

Virginia was a Christian who freely shared her love and light with everyone around her. She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends. 

A memorial service will be held March 7th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, 625 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33486.  A reception will follow the service.

If you prefer, instead of flowers you may consider giving to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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