Virginia Lynn Walston “Jinny” Shearin

June 5, 1940 - September 16, 2021

06/05/1940 - 09/16/2021

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Saturday October 02, 2021
2:00 pm
Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
252.826.2035 | Directions

Virginia Lynn Walston Shearin (“Jinny”) died peacefully on Thursday, September 16, 2021 after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer.

She was born to John Irwin Walston and wife Virginia Pope Walston on June 5, 1940.  She married Jesse Shearin on March 31, 1961.

Jinny and Jesse were blessed with 3 children: Jesse III, James, and William (“Will”); 9 grandchildren; and 1 one great-grandchild.  Jinny and Jesse both grew up in Scotland Neck and returned home in 1982.

It is the wish of the family that in lieu of flowers gifts be made directly to Scotland Neck Rising, P. O. Box 160, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.  A reception will immediately follow the service.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Shearin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Gwen and Helen Stevenson
2 years ago

Jesse, so sorry to hear of Jenny Lind’s passing. I have fond memories of school days with her. She will be greatly missed!

Johnny Walston
2 years ago

So sorry to find out about Jinny Lynn. Phyllis and always Cherished our visit with Aunt Mary and finding you and Jinny Lynn there also for lunch. I hitched a ride with Jinny a couple of times to Scotland Neck from East Carolina. God Bless you all.

Paulette P Ezzell
2 years ago

Tommie and I are so sorry to hear of Jinny’s passing! She was such a sweet soul and we will miss her greatly!

Connie Button
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers coming your way

Julian & Mary Ellen Padgette
2 years ago

Jesse, we are so sorry to hear of the death of your dear Jinny. May God give you and your family comfort during this difficult time.

Jackie Whitehurst Dean
2 years ago

Jesse and Family. So sorry to hear this. Our Class of ‘58 is getting smaller. Love to you.

Carolyn Eggers
2 years ago

Jesse, Ron and i were so sorry to hear of Jinny’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Jo Ann Braddy
2 years ago

Jesse, my thoughts & prayers are with you. Jinny was one sweet soul & a super fine lady.

Katherine Little
2 years ago

Mrs.Shearin was my kindergarten teacher from 1984-85. She was an amazing teacher with a motherly touch❤️. She made sure that her students knew that she cared. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

Susan Hanff
2 years ago

Jenny is one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever worked with. She was able to keep procool under any circumstance in your law office. Jesse as you know she would have done anything in this world for you. I know your heart is happy. Sending prayers and love your way .