Virginia McCrory was born on April 9, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. She moved in 1971 to Stone Mountain, where she spent her spare time painting and exhibiting at Soapstone Center for the Arts as well as at other venues. She also volunteered at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.
McCrory died on December 9, 2013. Her fiber work Onion Basket is part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.