Obituary for Virginia Rose "Ginger" Tomlinson
Virginia Rose “Ginger” Tomlinson, 81, of Palatka, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 following an extended illness. A native of Lebanon, Tennessee, moved to Palatka in 1959 from Lebanon. A graduate of Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, TN, Ginger was an educator and taught 2 years at Leeville Elementary School in Wilson County, TN. Upon moving to Palatka, Ginger continued her career in education, teaching in the Putnam County School District for 39 years. She taught in elementary and middle school levels and also served as a guidance counselor in the middle school level. Ginger ended her career teaching in the gifted programs. For over 20 years, Ginger coordinated and led area Middle School students and chaperones on an educational tour to Washington, D.C. and its’ many historical sites.
Ginger was a devoted member of College Road Church of Christ, teaching Sunday School classes for many years as well as being a mentor in the Lads to Leaders-Leaderettes youth program.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert Tomlinson and Ada Belcher Tomlinson, a brother, Bowman Tomlinson and a sister, Mary King.
Ginger is survived by 2 brothers, Everett Tomlinson and his wife Lois of Franklin, TN and James Tomlinson and his wife Joyce of Northville, MI and 14 nieces and nephews.
Services celebrating Ginger’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. C.L. Overturf, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 P.M until the time of services at 2:00.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Treatment and Research Center, Ramsey Foundation, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MIN 55101-9021.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ginger’s Book of Memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.