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Virginia Lee (Cox) McCastlain

November 20, 1935 — June 23, 2024

Little Rock

Virginia Lee (Cox) McCastlain

Our loving mother Virginia Lee (Cox) McCastlain, formerly of Clarendon, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2024 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is survived by her children Cal (Heather) McCastlain of Little Rock, Arkansas; Clay (Alicia) McCastlain of Wilburn, Arkansas; Bruce (Lona) McCastlain of Cabot, Arkansas; Cara (Andy) Fisher of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren Beau (Dedra) McCastlain of DeQueen, Arkansas; William McCastlain of Boulder, Colorado; Margeaux McCastlain of Dallas, Texas; Max McCastlain of Cabot, Arkansas; Nathanael (Calyn and their son Aspen) Finch of Maumelle, Arkansas; brother Joe Cox of Naples, Florida; as well as nieces, nephews and countless friends. She is preceded in death by her grandson Cal McCastlain, Jr. Virginia was deeply loved and will be terribly missed by all who knew her.

Virginia grew up in Stilwell, Oklahoma and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega chapter of Delta Gamma sorority. She received her BA in 1957 and then moved to Clarendon, Arkansas, where she raised her family. Virginia was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and wherever she lived, she was an active parishioner and Sunday school teacher. She most recently enjoyed the fellowship of Faith United Methodist Church and last year was designated Instructor Emeritus for her many years devoted to teaching Sunday school. She lived a life of service and was devoted to her family and her church.

Virginia never left a book unread and devoured a wide variety of topics. From C.S. Lewis to David Baldacci and everyone in between you could always find her reading and ready to discuss any subject. She was an avid conversationalist and displayed a unique ability to make everyone she encountered feel special. With a quick wit and easy smile, Virginia was always willing to extend a hand to hold, an ear to listen or shoulder to lean on. She embraced new experiences and was excited by overseas travels to Germany, France, Italy and the UK. She may have talked a few times about how proud she was of all her children, and how she felt that her kids were the best accomplishments of her life. We felt that from her every day. She embodied grace, grit, determination and empathy and was a wonderful, beautiful mother and friend.

The entire family thanks the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she resided and Gentiva Hospice staff for their care and guidance navigating our loss. All friends are invited to join the family at a Celebration of Life at Faith United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 27 at 1:00PM, with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church.

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, June 27, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Faith United Methodist Church

9820 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72205

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Visitation

Thursday, June 27, 2024

1:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Faith United Methodist Church

9820 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72205

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