Virginia Whitlock “Ginya” Ray, of Vine Grove, KY and formerly of Bloomington, IN, a loving, faith-filled, and selfless woman, passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Baptist Health Hardin, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Born on Saturday, March 13, 1937, in Easley, South Carolina, Virginia was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Alma Whitlock; one daughter, Terri Cobb; two great granddaughters, Gina Ann Parks, Elliaunna Marji Plummer; one sister, Patricia Binnett & her husband, Willie; and a son in law, Dennis Cobb.
Mrs. Ray is survived by three children, Cindy Pruitt & her husband, Hal of South Carolina, Nancy Plummer & her husband, Robert of Vine Grove, KY, Michael Parks of South Carolina; one brother, Clarence Whitlock, Jr. of South Carolina; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
Virginia dedicated many years of her life to her career at Kroger’s in Bloomington, IN, where she worked as a supervisor and retired on her 80th birthday. Her strong work ethic and commitment to her job were evident to all who knew her. She was a valued and respected employee. Her caring nature and willingness to help others endeared her to many, and she will be remembered for her positive impact on the lives of those she touched.
In her leisure time, Virginia enjoyed watching Family Feud on television. Her love for the show brought her joy and relaxation, and it was a favorite pastime that she often shared with her family and friends. Her laughter and enthusiasm for the show were contagious, and she will be remembered for the happiness she brought to those around her.
Above all else, Virginia was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her unwavering baptist faith, selflessness, and love for her family were the cornerstones of her life. She was a constant source of support and encouragement to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and her presence in their lives will be dearly missed.
Virginia's legacy will live on through her surviving family members, who will continue to cherish the memories they shared and the love she had for them. Her spirit will remain in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her final resting place will be next to her parents in Liberty, South Carolina.
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