Virginia Louise Millsaps Ireland, 89, of Union Grove, N.C., passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020, at her residence. Born in Alexander County on June 18, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Dossie Millsaps and Mae Munday Millsaps.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hall, and sister, Margie Stafford. She was also preceded by her husband, Fred Ireland, in 2006.

Virginia was an avid seamstress, and she was known for her great personality and green thumb. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sandy Louise Ireland Jennings (Tony); grandchildren, Joey Ireland (Jocelyn), Brandon Jennings (Christina) and Kayla Jennings; great-grandchildren, Alex, Dakota, McKenzie, Chloe, Braylee and Kylee; one brother, David Millsaps (Virginia); and her special friend and caregiver, Rosse Riffe.

Mrs. Ireland will lie in state Friday, December 4, 2020, at Union Grove United Methodist Church from 10 to 11 a.m. with the service following with Rev. Neil Shaw officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will speak to friends following the service and request that everyone attending maintain social distancing and wear a mask.

Online condolences may be left at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ireland family.

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