Virginia Rose Titus
November 11, 1946 - April 10, 2020
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, Virginia Rose Titus was called home 6:30 am on Good Friday as the sun was rising. She was born November 11th,1946 at the hospital in Tanana, Alaska to parents Robert Hunter Albert and Lena Johnson Albert.
Virginia and her husband John raised their 8 children in Arctic Village, and Venetie. She also brought up many grandchildren, wherever she was she was surrounded by children. John and Virginia began a sobriety camp outside of Fort Yukon, helping others who were struggling with addiction to find a healing path in life. Later she worked at the Fairbanks Native Association’s women's shelter. She was well known for her beautiful beadwork, great cooking, and loved movies just like her mom Lena. She endured many hardships in life, but through all of the pain she always found a way to laugh. She was a fluent first language Gwich’in speaker, we will forever remember her saying “Łyaa gwiintł’oo nihtsai’ gaanandaii.”... “always know how much I cherish you.” We’re all going to miss her greatly, and only grateful she is finally free from any pain or suffering.
Virginia is survived by brother Johnson Albert; daughters Rhonda Titus, Joni Titus, Linda Titus; sons Rodney Albert, Arthur Titus; grandchildren Michelle Titus Semaken, Eric John, Felicia John, Charlene John, Stacey Dean Titus, Dominique Amber Rose Titus, Dustin Charley, Robyn Renee Stevens, Derrick Albert, Sabrina Bedford, Jerome Christian, Elizabeth Christian, Christopher Christian; her first great-grandbaby Khaleesi; nieces Diana Hayton, Margorie Gemmill, Judith Williams, Shigone Varner; nephews Paul Williams Jr., Richard Williams, Michael Williams, Dion Benson, Allan Hayton, and many great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents Robert and Lena Albert; daughters Roberta Titus-John, Charlotte Titus, Jacqueline Titus; husband John Titus; grandsons Jonathan Matthew Titus, Rodney Albert, Jr.; brothers Micheal Albert, David Albert, Albert Albert, Dennis Albert; sisters Lois Williams, Lena Pauline Hayton; niece Alfreda Erick; aunties Madeline Johnson and Dorothy Pitka.
Memorial service to be held 12:30 p.m. Friday April 17, 2020 via Zoom video conference. A full service will be held at a later date.
Virginia will be laid to rest near her daughters and husband in Venetie.
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