We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Virginia Hepner who passed away this past Monday. We have received word her funeral services will be held on this coming Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the First Baptist Church 136 East Commerce St. Bridgeton, NJ, Rev. Aleksander Saar will officiate. Below you can read the information shared with ABCNJ from the funeral home.
Virginia Hepner was well known for your support of missions and could always tell you current information about their service and prayer needs. She was active within the WNJBA serving on the Executive Committee in resent years as well as opening her home for their meetings. She also was an officer within the American Baptist Women's Ministries in the WNJBA. Some shared that she was "Ms. Missions" because she wanted to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed around the world and invited, asked, and begged if needed, to have others join in the support of those sent to serve as missionaries at home and overseas. Her spirit of missions will long be remembered and her dedicated leadership will be missed. May the Lord open wide the doorways of heaven for her home going.
Obituary for Virginia S. Hepner
Virginia S. Hepner 96, of Upper Deerfield Twp. passed away early Monday morning, at her home under the care of Hospice. She had been in failing health for the past 5 months.
Born in Hopewell Twp, she was the daughter of the late Edward B. and Anna E. (nee Bowen)Hepner. She had been an Upper Deerfield Twp. resident for the past 46 years.
Virginia had previously worked for Protection Service Company as a secretary for 27 years and also was a LPN at the former Bridgeton Nursing Center, now South Jersey Extended Care, until her retirement in 1989. She was a long time active member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeton, where she was a past member of the American Baptist Churches of N.J. State Council; past president of American Baptist Women’s Ministries of N.J.; moderator of West New Jersey Baptist Association; formerly active in the outreach program at the Bridgeton Nursing Center, and was active in the American Baptist Women’s Ministries of West New Jersey Baptist Association. Virginia also at one time drove school bus for the township of Hopewell Twp., and was the first female driver for the township. She loved her church and church family.
She is survived by her many caregivers, and special caregiver and friend Samuel Gubbine Jr. of Elmer.
Virginia was predeceased besides her parents by two cousins Frances Cossaboom, and Edna Sprauer.
Funeral services will be held on Monday April 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, 136 East Commerce St. Bridgeton, NJ. Rev. Aleksander Saar will officiate. The interment will be in Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton.
Friends may call on Monday morning at the church from 11:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the SRAY-WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME, Upper Deerfield Twp. In lieu of flowers, Virginia’s request was for memorial contributions be sent to American Baptist International Ministries, PO Box 851 Valley Forge, PA 19482, or to First Baptist Church, 136 East Commerce St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.