The Reverend Dr. Reginald Fuller, Professor Emeritus of New Testament at VTS and world-renowned scholar and teacher, died earlier today in Richmond, following a fall last week (on the day after his 92nd birthday) and complications following surgery for a broken hip. His wife and daughters had been with him throughout the week and had enjoyed conversation and dinner in his room this evening, just minutes before his death.
Our dean and president, The Very Rev. Martha Horne, has made the following statement:
Dr. Fuller and his wife of more than 60 years, Ilse Fuller, were of this Seminary Community; their hospitality to students and guests was unfailing, and their concern for those less fortunate was manifested in their countless acts of generosity and charity. Dr.Fuller was a mentor to many, many students over the years,who not only studied New Testament and Greek with him, but who witnessed his faithful life of prayer, study, fellowship, and devotion to family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Church, Brook Hill, in Richmond this weekend, with interment of ashes in the Seminary cemetery early next week. Notice of the date and time of services here at VTS will be sent as soon as we have that information. Meanwhile, please keep Ilse Fuller and their daughters in your thoughts and prayers in this time of loss and grief.