Virginia King Gurganus



Jacksonville- Virginia King Gurganus, 91, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, after a long illness, with her family by her side. She was born July 19, 1926 in Folkstone, NC daughter of the late, Edward Chesley and Monnie Hines King.
Funeral service will be held Friday, January 12, 2018, at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville with Rev. George Westbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one and half hours before the service at the funeral home.
Virginia was a life-long resident of Onslow County and a member of Folkstone Free Wil Baptist Church. She worked at Camp Davis and retired from Jones-Onslow Membership Corporation. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #327.
She is survived by sons, Thomas Gurganus (Esther), Clark Gurganus, Ernest Gurganus, Jr. (Maria), and Marcus Gurganus; daughters, Diane Whitley (John), and Jennifer Shepard (David); grandchildren, Kristine Edwards (Christopher), Scott Gurganus, Angie Gurganus, Valerie Lee (Byron), Anna Maria Earley (Bennie), Candice Gurganus, and Ernie Gurganus, III (Samantha); great grandchildren, Griffin, Gray, Weston, Maddox, Banks, Liles, Bennie, Ariella, and Isabella; sisters, Matoaka Westbrook and Vitishi Wallace; and sister-in-law, Maggie King. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest Thomas Gurganus and Howell H. Gurganus; granddaughter, Tonya Sheree Courie; brothers, Velinzer King and Edward Chesley (EC) King, Jr.
Thanks to our caregiver Renee Gordon and special appreciation for our caregiver and family friend, Laura Williams Shingleton