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
Jones Funeral Home - Jacksonville
Friday January 12th, 2018
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville , NC 28540
Special Instructions: The family will recieve freinds one and half hours before the service at the funeral home.Text me the address
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Dear family of Ms. Virginia, although I haven’t met Virginia personally she seemed like a strong woman who loved others and her family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I can imagine how hard this can be for the family. How comforting it is to know that God understands your pain. “Jehovah [God] is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34:18; 83:18) Pour out your heart to Jehovah in prayer. Even if we struggle to put our feelings into words, He understands how we feel. (Romans 8:26,27) Hang in there!
Submitted by Iyona on Jan 21 2018 09:19:43 AM
Aunt Virginia was a wonderful woman. Dad loved her greatly. She is home now and is whole again.
I know her children and grandchildren and great grand kids as eell as her sisters, nieces and nephews will miss her.
Love always Mike and Cathy King
Submitted by Michael King on Jan 13 2018 01:00:50 AM
Tommy so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking and sending prayers your way.
Submitted by Debbie Crabtree on Jan 12 2018 10:21:26 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jen.
Submitted by Kyril Copeland on Jan 12 2018 10:38:38 AM
Thinking of you all. With time, you will find joy in the memories and moments shared with your beautiful mom. Praying for comfort. Love you Jenn & Dave! We are here for you-
Submitted by Keith & Kim King on Jan 11 2018 08:04:03 PM
Jen, I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Sending you prayers and lots of love.
Submitted by Cassie on Jan 11 2018 08:42:08 AM
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