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Virginia Lynn Walston "Jinny" Shearin

June 5, 1940 - September 16, 2021

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

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service

101 West 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

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