Velda Ann Warner of McLean, Virginia and former long-time resident of Paeonian Springs and Leesburg, passed away on November 7, 2021 at Reston Hospital with her brother at her side. She fought a valiant battle with cancer, heart disease, and pulmonary infection for over ten years.
She was the daughter of the late George F. Warner a local mechanical contractor and Enid Noland Warner of McLean. Velda was a descendant of the first settlers of Jamestown, a fourth generation Washingtonian and a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia. As a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design she began her career as an exhibits specialist at the National Portrait Gallery.
After moving to Paeonian Springs, Virginia she opened the Whistle Walk Gallery in downtown Leesburg. Velda was a supporter of the American Crafts Council, an avid collector of ceramics and a volunteer at animal rescue organizations. Her home became a haven for a menagerie of unadoptable pets.
She is survived by her brother George Edwin Warner of Washington, his wife Carol and her children Virginia White of Washington and Donald White of Somersworth, New Hampshire.
A reception for friends will be held on Saturday, November 20th from 1-3 PM at the Money & King Funeral Home, 171 West Maple Avenue, Vienna, Virginia 22180.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The online guestbook is available at www.moneyandking.com.