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Virginia Sanchez
August 01, 1926 - April 01, 2018

Virginia Sanchez, 91, passed on into eternal rest April 1st, 2018 in Wayne, Michigan.

She was married to her loving husband, Johnny, for 65 blissful years. Beloved mother to John Jesse, Aurora "Bunny" Schultz (Rick), Phil Sanchez (Bernice), Rick Sanchez (Pauline Solano), Christina "Chrissy" Castillo (Manuel), and the late Bill Sanchez. Caring grandmother to Erik, Nicole, Lisa, Michael, Kristin, Sarah, David, Jesse, Olivia, Hayley, Marisa, Rob, Daniel, Xavier, Christopher, and the late Maryann. Dear great-grandmother to 14 and great-great grandmother to 1 with 2 more on the way. Treasured sister to Camerina Mares, and the late Rudy Mares, Mary Prokurat, and Margaret Zavala. Close friends with Mary, Josephine, and Anna. Virginia will also be missed by many, many nieces and nephews.

Virginia was a very active member in her community. She served on the Detroit Board of Education for 25 years while also as a religious educator for 30 years. She and Johnny both volunteered at a food bank for 19 years together. She also practiced as a Eucharistic minister at Beaumont Heritage Hospital in Taylor, Michigan. Virginia's faith was so strong; it was an integral part of her daily life. She lived to care for those around her, never puting herself before her family, even in sickness. She was an avid flower gardener, and an amazing cook; especially enchiladas. Growing up in Detroit, she had a great love for the Tigers!

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 4th from 2:00-8:00pm, with a rosary at 7:00pm, at the Taylor Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home located at 9800 Telegraph. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 5th at 11:00am, instate 10:00am, at St. Constance Catholic Church, 21555 Kinyon, Taylor, MI.

The Sanchez family invites you to join them in wearing Detroit Tigers jerseys or colors for the services in celebration of Virginia's favorite team!


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