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Harrell, Virginia "Ginny"

February 19, 1948 –
 June 7, 2021


    Beverly Harrison
    24 Jun 2021

    Ginny was a dear friend that I could count on during our Tyler years. Our daughter Charlotte and Amy were very close friends until we moved to Austin.
    We laughed and played together, telling daily stories about our girls’ mischief and creativeness after school or at church.
    Ginny was a kind and dear person, and I have missed her for many years with our miles that separated us.
    I’ll never forget our Halloween parties together.

    Linda Simpson
    24 Jun 2021

    Please accept
    my sincere condolence.
    It sounds like Ginny had a life well lived and made an impact on many. RIP Ginny.

    Carmen Endicott
    30 Jun 2021

    I’ll never forget the time at work (Cinco Ranch Branch) when Ginny put microwave popcorn in for 2 hours instead of 2 minutes! It stunk up the whole building! So funny! She was a fun lady & will be missed by many. Amy- you & your family will be in my prayers…

    Susan Cantrell Holloway
    8 Jul 2021

    It was a delight to get to know Ginny, though toward the end of her life. Our mutual love for our children, Amy and Stephen brought us together. She was gracious and vivacious. We shared meals, long walks, wonderful conversation about all issues of the day. But mostly we shared our hopes and dreams for Amy and Stephen. She loved them both so well. We will never forget dear Ginny. Her spirit lives on in her wise, beautiful, loving daughter, Amy.

    Mike Holloway
    8 Jul 2021

    I met Ginny in the last few years of her life as I got to know my new, and first ever, daughter in law. We had a special trip to Nebraska to watch Amy receive her hard earned PHD, and the pride Ginny felt at this momentous occasion was special to see. We had a lovely Thanksgiving at her home, and then got to know her better during her last illness in Dallas. She was challenged by this hard experience, but was loved through it by Amy and Stephen and surrounding Dallas peeps, and, of course, “Ted-man”, as she lovingly called him.
    Ginny is justifiably proud of her daughter. Although she did not live to see the family expand, she will be there in spirit when and if it does. I am grateful to have known Ginny, and am especially happy she parented such a special person as Amy, who we have been privileged to know and now love.

    Marta Mejía de Lacasa
    22 Apr 2022

    ‘Ginny’ Harrell was my manager at the Sugar Land Library and was taken by surprise that she had passed away… very surprised because she purposely knew how to care herself, especially health wise.
    Although I constantly would come to work a ‘little bit’ late she came with an agreement … that the time I came late to make it up after my work hours… and happily would stay pass the time I was supposed to leave.
    She made sure all the time to be fair that work under her management. What I personally remember of her was her IMPECABLE GOOD TASTE, her numerous felt notes to me when she was happy of a task I had finished! In an hour of a family need, she was there not only to console me but to offer a word of understanding!
    YES… not only took me by surprise but I had hope that she would come to be that ‘Librarian Lady’ adorned for many years to come! I know her natural wisdom provided sustenance and acceptance of God’s will.
    Rest In Peace ‘Ginny’ !

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