Virginia A. Lacy, 109, of Sulphur, La., died Monday, June 30, 2008, in a care center.

She was born in Alamo, Tenn., on Oct. 4, 1898. She was one of Sulphur's oldest living relatives. She earned a degree from West Tennessee State Normal School - strictly a training school for teachers in those days. She began teaching at the Vincent Settlement School, south of Sulphur. She and her husband, Irma, bought a home on Napoleon Street in 1928 and lived there until 1948, when they moved to a home on Hackberry Highway, now Ruth Street.

She was a lifelong member of Henning Memorial United Methodist Church, joining on Oct. 24, 1924. She taught in the church Sunday school. She also taught at the Frasch Elementary School. She was the manager of Sulphur High School cafeteria from 1948 to 1956 and continued substitute teaching from 1956 to 1973. She was also a co-sponsor of National Beta Club while working at Sulphur High School. She was one of the first subscribers to the Sulphur Southwest Builder. She was a charter member of the Brimstone Historical Society (1975) and a member of the American Contract Bridge League.

Survivors include her son, Bob Lacy (Judy) of Corpus Christi; two grandsons, Steve Lacy (Gayle) of Lake Charles, and Bob Lacy Jr. (Janet) of Corpus Christi; one granddaughter, Virginia Brown (Duane) of Brazoria; four great-grandchildren, Kevin and Kerry Lacy, Bob Lacy III and Jaclyn Lacy.

Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5 in Henning Memorial United Methodist Church. The Rev. Heather Leyland officiated. Burial was in Mimosa Pines South Cemetery in Carlyss.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in memory of Virginia Lacy to Henning Memorial United Methodist Church, 404 South Huntington St., Sulphur, La. 70663.

Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home