Virginia Kelly Hard Teague, born in Atlanta on October 20, 1954, died on October 12, 2018, at the age of 63. Virginia was the daughter of Mr. Straiton Hard, Jr. and Mrs. Virginia Lester Kelly Hard, and the sister of Straiton Hard, III. Her maternal grandparents were Mr. John Henry Kelly and Mrs. Virginia Lester Smith Kelly. Her paternal grandparents were Mr. Straiton Hard, Sr. and Mrs. Elizabeth McCarty Dunson Hard, who was a Regent of the DAR for more than 10 years. She attended Spring Street Elementary, where she made lifelong friends. She graduated from North Fulton High School, Class of 1972, and from Georgia State, in 1979, with a BS in Anthropology. As a child, Virginia had a horse, Bampffshire, that she thoroughly enjoyed riding at the Westminster Riding Club. Virginia loved learning, and explored new hobbies throughout her life. She was a long-term member of the Atlanta Bead Society, and served as the treasurer for 6 years. She also took classes in leatherwork. In her 50’s, she took up pre-1600 Rapier Fencing. She was a member of SCA for several years, and loved it. She loved her family, and was very proud of their history. She is survived by her nephew, Andrew Straiton Hard, her aunt, Elizabeth Hard French, cousin, Margot Schultz, and a host of cousins and friends. “She loved her friends dearly. She loved to eat, and laugh, and bead with her friends.” Virginia asked that memorial donations be made to your favorite charity, or to one of her favorite animal charities, Second Life or Noah’s Ark. Second Life 1 N. Clarendon Avenue Avondale Estates, GA 3002 678-974-5671 Noah’s Ark 712 L G Griffin Road Locust Grove, GA 30248 770-957-0888 Donate - Noah's Ark

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  1. It is a rare and special thing to have a friend for more than 60 years. Virginia was that friend to me. We knew each other’s secrets, strengths and weaknesses. She loved me and I loved her. I will miss her more than I can say.

  2. Virginia will truly be missed by many. I will remember our days of comforting one another as we searched for new employment opportunities and jewelry making.

  3. Virginia was my cousin from Her Father’s side. Our Grandmother’s were sisters in Atlanta. I learned at a young age how sweet & cool Virginia was when she took my Brother. Don & I to six Flags Over Georgia, in her mustang! We had fun riding the rollercoasters and ate ice cream. I always felt comfortable talking with her about anything and I enjoyed her sense of humor and jokes. I’m not suprised at all to learn how many life long and good friends she has Kept & made over the years through her hobbies ,adventures and endeavors. Virginia has been a shining example of stregnth, character,hope and Love to me and I will cherish the times we had together until we meet again. *I recently adopted a black kitty cat and named her Moxie Virginia, in my cousin’s honor. RIP My Dear Cuz!

  4. Betty French
    Virginia was my beloved niece who took time to come to Little Rock when I had a stroke to help pack up my apartment .She and her brother who came over in the most awful weather showed such love and concern at my lowest time. She was a sweet and talented woman and I will miss talking to her.

  5. I met Virginia when she was in high school. My sister, Michelle, developed a life long bond with her. Virginia was godmother to her first child. I remember her fondly as an animal lover and someone who was comfortable in her own skin. Heaven has a new friend.

  6. It was the first time in 47 years I couldn’t call and sing Happy Birthday to you. To hear you laugh at my song. I will miss you always. A warm and loving soul. Thank you for being a part of my growing years. For always being a gracious southern lady. And for being my friend. I am blessed to have known you. 💔

  7. Virginia and I worked together for many years at Summit National Bank. I will always remember her funny personality. We always had fun and she even had a “diary” of all the funny things that we did and said while working at Summit National Bank. My wife, Lana, and I often got together with Virginia to have bbq. We truly miss her. She was a good friend and I am glad she is in Heaven with her family. RIP Virginia! Love ya’.

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