Virginia Coleen Nance Scherff, loving wife, mother and faithful servant of God, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, May 4, 2012. Virginia was born June 13, 1936 to Carl and Modeen Nance and died at the age of 75. Virginia was born in Ripley, Miss. and spent most of her adult life in Holly Springs.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Montie Gleen Scherff. The Rev. and Mrs. Scherff were married for more than 57 years. The Rev. Scherff led and pastored the Evangel Full Gospel Church in Holly Springs for 47 years. Together, they raised seven children and were later blessed with 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Virginia is survived by her son, Carl Scherff of Tupelo; daughter Clarissa Scherff Dunn of Medina, Tenn.; son, Virgil Scherff of Waterford; son, Frederick Scherff of Florence; son, Jerry Palmer of Ripley; and son Timothy Scherff of Ripley. She was preceded in death by her son Mark Palmer of Booneville; and her brother, Jim Nance Sr. of Memphis, Tenn.
Visitation will be held at the Holly Springs Funeral Home in Holly Springs on Monday, May 7, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Evangel Full Gospel Church in Holly Springs on Tuesday, May 8 at 2 p.m.