DURHAM- Ms. Virginia Wheeler Mintz, 74, passed away at home, Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
Ms. Mintz was born July 4, 1947 to the late Edward and Ljuba Wheeler in Heidleburg, Germany. She enjoyed making jewelry, watching the Food Network, playing poker, creating origami and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her furry companions, Daisy and Munchkin.
Ms. Mintz is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Ferguson (Jamie); sons, Kevin Mintz (Carrie) and Bobby High; brothers, John Wheeler (Gladys) and David Wheeler (Jennifer); grandchildren, Jay DeWeese, Jeffrey DeWeese, Gavin Mintz and Samantha Ferguson; extended grandchildren, Derek and Rachael Bourgeois; extended great-grandchildren, Jordin and Kayla Bourgeois; niece, Jenny Hogan; nephew, Richie Hogan (Lisa); great nieces, Jenna Hogan and Peyton Hogan; furry-companions, Otto and Moxie.
A special message from her Kontenders Family
“She has played poker in many leagues for over 20 years and have been a part of the Kontenders family since it started. Everyone knew that if you were in a hand with Mrs. Virginia and she kept calling after the flop, she was probably going to win that hand. Mrs. Virginia blessed all of us with homemade snacks and beautiful jewelry that she made while sitting at the poker table. She saw her poker friends as family and really enjoyed seeing them each week. Her Kontenders family made sure they went to see her this past week and was able to tell her how much they loved her. Mrs. Virginia will truly be missed at the poker table and in our lives. Please keep her family in your hearts as they prepare to lay the Matriarch of the family to rest. Gone but never forgotten. WE LOVE YOU MRS. VIRGINIA!!”
A visitation will be held an hour prior Monday, November 8, 2021 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be Dr. George Smith.
Flowers are acceptable.