Virginia C. Johnson

Born on Aug. 12, 1941

KENEDY - Virginia "Ginger" C. Johnson, a longtime resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital at the age of 71.
Ginger was born in Seguin, Texas on August 12, 1941. She is preceded in death by her parents, Norman F.E. Schmidt and Willie Mae Vornsand Schmidt and her brother, Wayne Carby. She attended Yoakum High school, Class of 1960. After graduation Ginger attended Baldwin Business School and began working at the District Office of the Highway Department in Yoakum. On July 17, 1965, Ginger married Ervin Johnson at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Yoakum, Texas. That same year, Ervin and Ginger moved and began their lives in Kenedy, Texas.
Ginger is survived by her beloved husband of over 47 years, Ervin Johnson of Kenedy; her daughter, Shelly Lynn Johnson of San Antonio; her son, Van Clinton Johnson of Kenedy; her sisters, Janice Stanford, Sharon (Glenn) Laqua, Linda Schmidt, Sandra Schmidt and her brother, Norman Ray (Brenda) Schmidt.
Visitation will be held, Sunday, May 26, 2013, from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kenedy, Texas with Rev. Wally Schievelbein officiating. Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be, Erwin Carby, Aubrey Laqua, Jeremy Schmidt, Jarod Wenske, Chris Stanford, Greg Stanford, Eric Johnson, Errol Johnson, Kevin Samsel, Jason Samsel and Ross Brooks. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all the men and women Ginger so passionately worked with over the years in church and civic organizations. The family wishes to thank all the nurses, doctors and hospitals that cared for Ginger.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; P.O. Box 32, Kenedy, Texas 78119, The American Cancer Society; 125 Bluebonnet Drive, Kenedy, Texas 78119 or the Kenedy Main Street Beautification Program; 205 S. 2nd Street, Kenedy, Texas 78119.

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