With deepest and heartfelt sympathy, we announce the passing from this life of Evangelist Virgie Mae (Rush) Trammell, 91, a resident of Traylor's Retirement Community, 1235 Yancey Street, Roanoke, Alabama. Mrs.Trammell transitioned from this life on Sunday morning, June 20, 2021 at her residence at the Retirement Community.
Virgie Mae Rush, a delightful lady with a bright and beautiful countenance, was born September 5, 1929, in Charleston, Missouri, the youngest of nine (9) siblings of the parentage of the late Ellis L. Rush and Louise (Gilmore) Rush. She graduated from Lincoln High School, and later became a Registered Nurse. Any time you would see Virgie, no matter the occasion, she would be dressed impeccably and extremely conservative. You could readily see that she was a very reserved lady who cared about herself, paid attention to herself and how she presented herself to the world.
On February 28, 1981, she united in marriage with the late Robert Wesley Trammell, whom she fondly called "Bob." Bob was employed with United Steel in Gary, Indiana. After marriage, Virgie continued to work as a Registered Nurse at various medical facilities in Gary, Indiana. Together, they became partners in the ministry. After the couple's retirement in 1997 they made their way back to Robert's home in Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama. As Bob's wife and spiritual partner, Virgie is a highly motivated speaker, devoted servant of God, and a vocal advocate for the Christian faith. They devoted some time serving various churches, namely New Area Baptist Church in Heflin. However, later, their dynamic partnership led them to establish the New Testament Outreach Ministry, housed in what was formerly the Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Wedowee, Alabama. Starting out with just a handful of worshippers, their ministry grew in number until Bob's untimely death.
On May 24, 2000, Bob preceded her to heaven and sometime thereafter, Virgie without her beloved "Bob" made the tough decision to discontinue New Testament, and united with The Rehope Baptist Church LaFayette, Alabama, under the spiritual guidance of Reverend Dr. H.L. Jones. Virgie remained active and engaged throughout her 70s and 80s. There at Rehope, she continued to work out her soul salvation, until declining health limited her activity.
Preceding her in death were seven (7) siblings: Charles Rush, Louise Rush, Celestine Rush, Pauline Rush, Lillian Rush, Ellis Rush and Carletos Rush. After walking with the Lord, for 91 years, Virgie transitioned from this life on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at the Traylor Retirement Community, Roanoke, Alabama. Without question, Virgie's transition altered itself from a home-going into a divine reunion with her Father, Ellis; Mother, Louise; Husband, Bob, and her seven predeceased siblings. Truly a "Divine Appointment" ordained by God Himself.
Her family includes: two (2) step sons: Robert Earl Trammell (Tracy) of Houston, TX and Gordon Trammell of Charlotte, North Carolina; and one step daughter, Eugenia Trammell-Goldsby of Boston, Massachusetts; one (1) sister, Virginia Hall-Tarver (Leander Tarver) Fort Wayne, Indiana; two (2) brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law include one (1) special sister-in-law, Eva Slay of Roanoke, Alabama; her beloved church family at Rehope Baptist Church, LaFayette, Alabama; and lastly but not least, six (6) grandchildren; six (6) great-grandchildren; and her special nephew and care-giver, Randolph L. Slay, of Roanoke, Alabama
Services for Evangelist Trammell are pending and will be announced.
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