Virgie Croft Brinson, 83, of Lake City passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 following an extended illness. Mrs. Brinson was born in Baker County and lived in Columbia County since 1964 after moving there from Union County. Mrs. Brinson worked for 25-plus years for Aero (Timco) as a records clerk before retiring and in her spare time was an avid reader. She will always be remembered as a fantastic mother. Mrs. Brinson was a Baptist and was preceded in death by husband John L. Brinson, her father Johnnie Croft Sr., mothers Virgie Blitch Croft and Pearl Mikell Croft, and sister Anna Lou Baker.
Mrs. Brinson is survived by sons John David Brinson of West Palm Beach and Michael S. Brinson of Dawsonville, Georgia; daughter Joan B. Allen of Lake City; brother Johnnie Croft Jr. of Olustee; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other family members.
The funeral service for Mrs. Brinson will be held 11 am Saturday, January 26 at the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home chapel in Lake City with Evangelist James A. Croft officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Lake City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening, January 25 from 6-8 pm.