Virginia was born on June 27, 1936, to Richard and Helene Hull in Cincinnati, Ohio. She passed away peacefully at her home in Saginaw, Texas, on the morning of January 27, 2024, surrounded by family. Ginnie, as she was known to those around her, was 87 years old.
Ginnie lived a good life that, in turn, blessed the lives of those who knew her. On July 9, 1955, she married the love of her life, James Allen Wyatt. Their adventures together took them to 36 homes in 7 states. Through almost 69 years together, they cherished and supported each other, setting a great example for their children and posterity.
Always on the go, those who knew Ginnie well understood she was always the last one in the car and the last one to order from a menu. It was not unusual for her to choose to eat dessert before her meals, though, as she cherished the good things in life.
A talented, well-rounded individual, Ginnie liked to draw, paint, cook, and explore her own genealogy and family history. She was a loyalfriend who loved hummingbirds, small dogs, and classic movies from the 1930s through the early 1960s. Ginnie had a great sense of humor, and her laugh would often brighten the day of those around her. She gave great hugs, encircling others with the love she felt.
A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ginnie was active in congregations wherever she lived. Her enduring faith in Jesus Christ guided her choices and her actions. She tried to surround herself with uplifting thoughts, music, and memories. When she was working around the house, she could often be heard whistling or singing, sharing the joy she felt inside.
It is not an exaggeration to say that Ginnie touched the lives of thousands of people, often helping them with their own family history research. She taught others and served an honorable Church mission in a family history center when they lived in Mesa, Arizona.
Jim and Ginnie had four children (Allen, Sandy, April, and Marty), 18 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. Ginnie was preceded in death by her parents, one brother (Richard), two grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Besides her other descendants, she is survived by two sisters (Norma and Wilma). She is missed by all whom she has touched.
Arrangements in Texas are being handled by Hawkins Family Funeral Home. Viewing will be Friday, February 2, 2:00 to 3:20 pm, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 300 Ridgecrest Drive, Saginaw, Texas. Service to follow at 3:30 pm.
Ginnie will be interred in the Garden of Everlasting Life in Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. There will be a short graveside service on Wednesday, February 7, at 12:00 noon. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet in the Family Gathering Area (just to the left of the main entrance) at 11:45 am and proceed in procession to the grave site.
The family expresses their profound appreciation to the gifted professionals at VITAS Healthcare, especially Belinda Stewart and Rolinda Kimble. They provided loving hospice care for Ginnie and her family for the 10 weeks before her passing.