Virgie Carver

Virgie Carver

October 1943 – December 2020

Virgie Carver was born in 1943 in Indiana and moved to California as a child. She helped raise her four younger sisters and younger brother. She married her husband, Thomas, when they were 17 and 16, and were blissfully married for 60 years. They had three children: two sons, James and Jerry, and one daughter, Tammy. They also had 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Virgie was very loved by her family, and was the adopted “Mom” and “Nana” to several others throughout her life.  Her home was always open to family and friends, and was a second home to many.

She worked in Delhi Unified School District for 27 years, and is a huge part of the memories of those who attended school there.  Those who knew her well always remember her as having a great love of Elvis Presley, a talent for sewing and cooking, someone always ready with a hug and a smile, and a great love for her family.

Virgie is survived by her husband Thomas Carver, children James Carver of Ocean Springs, MS, Jerry Carver of Delhi, CA, and Tammy Horn of Seminole, OK.  Also survived by her sisters Ira Howe, Gail Johnson, and Linda Carver.  She is preceded in death by her sisters Ruth Cash and Marcella Hooten.

She touched numerous lives and hearts throughout her life, and will be greatly missed.


  • Kadie Wardle December 11, 2020 6:10 pm

    Truly a treasure. Very fond memories. Thank you for your smile.

  • Diana King December 11, 2020 6:19 pm

    Virgie was a kind and caring person. I enjoyed working with her at the district. She never wanted a child to go hungry or cold or be sad. My sympathy and prayers to all the family.

  • Tammy Horn December 11, 2020 7:17 pm

    So glad I was able to go home and spend some good quality time with her before her death. Love you so much Momma and I miss you more than I can ever say!!

  • Amber Dunnell December 11, 2020 9:41 pm

    My Nana was a beautiful, amazing person. She loved being able to be surrounded by her grandkids and great-grandkids. She is going to be missed deeply by all of us. I love you, Nana, and I miss you so much.

  • Socorro (Carol) Johnson December 12, 2020 5:46 am

    Rest In Peace Virgie. You will be missed by your beautiful kids and grandchildren.
    We had a lot of fun working together
    Lots of memories
    Our boys were great friends.

  • Rubith Isiordia December 12, 2020 6:08 am

    Rest In Peace Virgie. We will remember you as a loving person. Adriana always called you Nana because she saw you as a Grandmother. You were a wonderful neighbor and friend. Thank you for being so kind to my daughter.
    My deepest condolences to Tom, Claire and the family.

  • Corynne Andrade December 12, 2020 6:46 am

    I have fond memories of Virgie as a child growing up in Delhi. And as a teacher in Delhi, I had the joy of seeing her again, while teaching her grandchildren. She went to every awards assembly and Christmas Program. I enjoyed catching up with her and seeing the joy she felt for her family. Delhi will feel a little bit more empty without her big smile to fill it up.
    My deepest condolences,
    Corynne Andrade

  • Maggie Senay December 13, 2020 4:51 am

    I grew up across the street from Virgie on Jennifer Ct. and saw her daily during elementary school. I will always remember swimming in her pool on hot days and her smile. She was one of the most loving, kind and companionate people I knew. I remember she would always buy lemonade from us when no one else did on our small street. You will be greatly missed Virgie. Praying for your family at this time.

  • Sharon Ruth December 16, 2020 3:22 am

    I will ALWAYS remember Virgie, we lived at 9920 Jennifer Ct before I was born and I grew up knowing her. She was always kind. Always nice at School Love and prayers to the Family.

  • Gailrose howe Johnson Villages December 23, 2020 2:52 am

    Rest in peace my dear sister love you will always be in my heart love always little sister Gailrose

  • Vicki Church December 29, 2020 3:43 am

    I can never forget how you gave me your love and help when I moved in across the street where a wonderful life long friendship began and stayed strong for over 40 years. You made every child feel special and know they were loved. Thank you for always being there when someone needed you.

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