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Virginia Estella Sheets Calloway, age 96 of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Calloway was born on Sunday, September 9, 1923 in Ashe County, North Carolina to the late A.D. and Ora Eldreth Sheets. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Calloway, two sons, Ronnie and Timothy Calloway, two sisters, Edna Sheets Badger, Dorothy Clyde Sheets Harris, one brother, Worth Sheets and one grandson, Jonathan Calloway. Estella enjoyed planting flowers and working in her garden. She was a member of Pond Mountain Primitive Baptist Church; she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Mrs. Calloway is survived by two granddaughters, Jessica and Heather, two great-granddaughters, Alissa and Raine and daughter-in-law, Lynn Calloway. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Graveside Services for close family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens by Elder Eddie Lyle. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel one hour prior to the graveside service.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Pond Mountain Primitive Baptist Church.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Virginia Estella (Sheets) Calloway, please visit our floral store.