Virginia Hondros Lampros



Virginia Hondros Lampros Our dear, sweet Virginia entered into eternity January 20, 2018 in the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour at the age of 94 following a decline in health. She was born Virginia Angeline Hondros to Arthur and Chrisoula Hondros, both immigrants from Greece, in Winston-Salem, NC, November 4, 1923.

Virginia graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston in 1941 and attended Twin City Business School in Winston-Salem. She worked as a secretary for the officers of the U.S. Army Supply Co. stationed in the Nissen Bldg. during World War II and later as a billing clerk in the Reynolds Building for the Great Southern Trucking Co.

At the christening of her kid brother Pete in 1944, Virginia met her future Husband John J. Lampros. They were married on August 19, 1945, making Fayetteville, NC their home, and remained married for 55 years before John’s death on January 19, 2001. Virginia, a homemaker, was active in Fayetteville civic affairs and in her church including serving as president of Westlawn School PTA, Fayetteville Christian Women’s Club, The Fayetteville Woman’s Club , Cape Fear Valley Hospital Volunteers, Hellenic Women’s Club and Greek Ladies’ Philoptochos Society; board member of the Salvation Army , Fayetteville City Board of Education and Fayetteville Community Concerts; chairman of the Junior Red Cross; member of the Lady Lions, serving as chaplain, the Scotch Garden Club, and advisor to its Ivy Junior Garden Club, and volunteer at Whispering Pines Nursing Home and Highsmith Rainey Hospital. Virginia was a loving person who had a lifelong desire to help others. She had a strong faith and was a fervent prayer warrior.

Virginia had a beautiful soprano voice. She began singing in the choir of the Greek Orthodox Church in Winston-Salem when she was 12 years old and later in the choir at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Fayetteville into her 80s, and, over the years, was asked to sing solos in a number of weddings. In 2003, she was recognized for her faith and service to her church and community with the Archangel Michael Award, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta’s highest honor.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Pete, George and Harry Hondros.

She is survived by her sister Mary Pappas of Pittsboro, NC; three sons, James of Fayetteville, Michael of Greenville, NC and Stephen and wife Martha of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; grand-daughter Blaire Lanier and husband Eric; and step-great grandson Jack Lanier and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:30 am in the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. Alexander M. Papagikos officiating. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey St. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a trisagon service at 6:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, it was Virginia’s desire that donations be made in her memory to Stonecroft Ministries, 10561 Barkley, Suite 500, Overland Park, KS 66212-1834; His Outreach World Wide, 2770 Breezewood Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28303; International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), PO Box 17398, Baltimore, MD 21297-0429 or a charity/cause of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank Doris Roundtree, Sheryl Forte’, Johnnie Riggins, Barbara Evans, nurses and staff at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, SRAHEC Medical Team for their compassionate care to Virginia.