Virginia H. Potter

December 3, 1920April 2, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Virginia Hocker Potter informs her friends of her death on April 2, 2014 at the age of 93. Jinny passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Huntsville, AL, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 3rd 1920 to George F. and Virginia B. Hocker in Bethlehem, PA where she was raised with her brother George. She graduated from Edgewood Park School, Westchester County, NY in 1939. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Nelson Potter. Married in 1940, they lived most of their married life in Seaford, DE where they raised their family. Jinny volunteered at the Nanicoke Hospital and with the scouts. In later years, they opened their home to other children. Jinny and Bill retired to Florida in 1978 where they spent their time in St. Petersburg, on the Florida Keys and enjoyed hosting holidays with family in North Carolina where everyone anticipated her figgy pudding and pecan pie! She was huge Penn State fan and an avid Bridge player who had little patience for those who didn’t feel the passion she did for the game. Although not a musician, Jinny loved live concerts and above all a bold marching band! Jinny made an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew her. She was a thoughtful listener who always lent a helping hand. She cherished family and friends, always had a ready smile and brought out the best in those around her. She is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and extended family in the US and Italy. She lived a very full life and will be greatly missed. No public memorial is planned, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association or your favorite charity.


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April 14, 2014

My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)

Ellen & Bart Barber

April 13, 2014

I remember visiting Ginny a long time ago in Seaford, Delaware with Bill & Linda. She kept talking about the "tennis game". I thought she was about to play, but that afternoon she disappeared to watch a match on television!
Bart and I send our prayers and condolences to all of her family.

Dorothy Fuhrmeister

April 13, 2014

I remember Ginny as a smiley face, a good soul and a warm heart. I feel sorry for your family's loss.

Peter & Karen Russell

April 9, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mick Dunaway

April 9, 2014

Anne, Billy & Betty, please accept our condolences on your Mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady and I remember fondly the wonderful times we had with her and Bill and the three of you. She will be missed greatly but you have such wonderful memories to carry you on.

Mick & Pat Dunaway

April 9, 2014

Sincere condolences. May your cherished memories along with caring and supportive family and friends be of comfort to each of you during this most difficult time.