Virginia Lee Dillard Belford

Obituary Notice

Virginia Lee Dillard Belford, age 82 years, died Monday, October 03, 2005. She was born in Monticello, Arkansas graduating from high school before attending Christian College in Columbia, Missouri. After her schooling she married John Belford, Jr. in the early 40s living in Columbus, Ohio where John was the youngest Bureau Chief of United Press International. In 1953 they moved to Little Rock. Virginia not only raised three children but also supported her husband’s position at The Arkansas Arts Center, graciously hosting many international dignitaries that would visit their home. She was also active with the Daughters of The American Revolution, the Arkansas Arts Center and her church, St. Michael Episcopal. Virginia was a gracious, benevolent lady that loved life and helped many others.

She is preceded in death by her husband John who died in 1986. She is survived by her two sons; Jack Belford and wife Judy of Little Rock, Jim Belford and wife Kathy of Lakeland, Florida, one daughter, Jayne Bozovsky and husband Ed of Little Rock, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial communion Friday, October 7th at 1pm at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, with the committal of ashes to follow at St. Mark’s Episcopal Garden. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 W. 12th Street, Little Rock 72205.

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  • Jack and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time.
    Dub Allen
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Jack, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. What a generation of people. I know you will miss her and my thoughts and prayers are with you this day.

    Gene Dunaway
    Mountain View, Arkansas


  • Jack: Our prayers that Peace will be upon you and your family during this time of loss. We also offer these two scripture witnesses that assure you that your Mom is now smiling in the presence of our LORD. 2Cor 5:6-8; Eccl 12:6-7
    Don Keene, Sr. and family
    Sherwood, Arkansas


  • In sympathy
    Dr. Douglas G. Holt
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana


  • Jayne and Family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Eric and Phyllis Jacobsen
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Ginny and I enjoyed a special friendship, and I will always be appreciative and grateful of the time we shared together. I'm so thankful that she entrusted me with her most prized possession, Rascal. Our love for this little guy was a special bond between the three of us. I will miss her.
    My sympathy to the family. My prayers are with you.
    Marnette Pennington
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • A wonderful lady. Her gift to our family (Rascal) was a special act of love. We will always have a wam spot in our hearts named Ginny.
    Donald Pennington
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Dear Jack, Sorry to hear about your mother. I don't remember seeing her after we were pretty young, but seem to remember her as a mother who wouldn't take anything from neighborhood kids when we went swimming in your above ground pool.
    Bob Reese
    Tucson, Arizona