Mrs. Lula Mae Virginia Harvey Buie was born April 10, 1929 in Wrens, GA to the late Berry and Carrie Harvey. She departed this life Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at First Health Reid Heart Center in Pinehurst, NC. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mount New Home Baptist Church in Folkston. Virginia was an entrepreneur. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning and was a faithful church mother at Kingdom Worship Center COGIC in Hamlet, NC. Mama Buie loved the Lord and was always friendly, out-going, and never met a stranger wherever she went (she was very personable).

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Ivy Mae (Willie) Sapp of Woodbine, Katie Mae Buie, and Catherine Buie, of Folkston; five sons, Donnell (Delorese) Buie, of Rockingham, NC, John Earl Buie, of Hamlet, NC, Doll Buie, of Folkston, Willie James Harvey, of Folkston, and Tommie Lee Buie, of Woodbine; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Ivy Buie; her son, John Fitzgerald Buie; both parents; two brothers, Willie V. Harvey Sr. and John W. Harvey Sr.; and three sisters, Hattie Mae Jordan, Dorothy Lee Harvey Mitchell, and Louise Harvey.  Mrs. Buie was the last of her siblings.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, November 2 at Mount New Home Baptist Church, Folkston.  Burial followed at Pinkney Chapel Memorial Cemetery. 

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