Virginia Tyson Alderman, 80, of Blackshear, died Saturday evening, December 5, 2020, at her residence, after an extended illness.

She was born in Nashville to the late Lori Austin Alderman Sr. and Verdie Willene Sweat Alderman and made Blackshear her home for many years. She was married to Norman Alderman September 15, 1956. They had a businesses together, Norman Alderman Trucking and VA Trucking. She had a love for family, Christmas and fishing. She always opened her home and her heart to everyone. She never turned anyone away.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Russell Alderman; two sons, Bruce Allen Alderman and Larry Alderman; a brother, Lori Austin “Buddy” Tyson Jr. and five sisters, Elva Cherry, Eva Booth, Victoria Smart, Lorene Taylor and Gladys “Cricket” Hall.

Survived include seven children, Leo Alderman (Kitty), Lakeland, FL; Mark Alderman (Bonnie), Steve Alderman (Stella), Ann Still (Joe), Nora Jackson and Amber Gonzalez (Jorge), all of Blackshear, Jeanie Trimble (Mike), New Port Richey, FL; a daughter-in-law,  Heidi, Lake City, FL; 33 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Edward Tyson (Rita) and Thomas Wayne Tyson (Nina), all of Plant City, FL and Terry Allan Tyson (Diane) of Tennessee and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive friends from now until 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Alderman residence, 7017 Highway 121, Blackshear, GA, 31516.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, from the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in Blackshear City Cemetery.

 Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com

Miles-Odum Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

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