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Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Flagler Memorial Gardens

511 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, FL

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OBITUARY

Gina Ann Cummings

September 3, 1968May 14, 2020
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Gina Ann Cummings, 51, was born on September 3, 1968 in Brooklyn, NY to Maryanne and Thomas Joseph Cummings. She departed this life on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Shands Hospital.

She received her Associate’s Degree from Kingsborough Community College and then worked for the NYPD for 15 years. In 2014, Gina and her mother moved to Ormond Beach, Florida, where she volunteered as a fundraising coordinator for the auxiliary department at AdventHealth.

Gina was fierce and strong-willed. Despite her spina bifida, she met every challenge head-on, and she was dedicated to a life without limitations. This dedication shone through her passions for travel and gymnastics, where she continually defied anything that stood in her way. At an early age, Gina was selected as a Poster Child for the March of Dimes organization.

Gina was a woman of her word, and if she committed to something, she committed to it completely and wholeheartedly. She enjoyed cooking and shopping, and she told long stories, never omitting a single detail. She loved all things Paris, pink, and Celine Dion. She loved Wheel of Fortune, Scooby Doo, and princesses, especially Cinderella. She had strong faith, and she always found comfort in God’s plan.

Gina is preceded in death by her father and step-father, Pat Viola. She is survived by her mother, Maryanne, her brother, Thomas John Cummings, her sister-in-law, Laura Gunn, and her niece, Ashley Cummings, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Gina adored Mary Lou Retton, a 1984 Olympic gymnast, who befriended Gina and was one of Gina’s champions. In Out of the Blue, Mary Lou Retton wrote about Gina, “…the way she faced and overcame incredible obstacles makes her a true inspiration to us all.”

Through everything, Gina was a fighter. She never gave up, and her bravery and resilience in the face of trial and uncertainty were truly amazing. She was an inspiration, and she remains loved and cherished by her family.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass celebrating her life on Monday, May 18,2020 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Korona FL at 2:00 PM. Entombment will follow in Flagler Palms Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach on Monday from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM. A reception will be held at the Funeral Home immediately following the entombment on Monday.

We are remembering Gina with memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Spina Bifida Association.

Services

  • Visitation Monday Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Funeral Mass Monday St, Mary's Catholic Church, Korona FL

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Entombment, Flagler-Palms Memorial Gardens

    Monday, May 18, 2020

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Jan and Larry Naldi

May 15, 2020

The world has lost a shining star!
Sometimes in life we meet a person who inspires, loves unconditionally, is generous with her heart and soul and is a compassionate, loving, brave, funny, and awe inspiring friend.
That was our Gina!
Gina was a one of a kind lady who brought joy, laughter and her zest for life everywhere she went. She touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Gina was a pistol of a lady who faced her life challenges head on. She had strong convictions and was unapologetic about them. She loved to tell stories. Speaking to her was effortless, without judgement and always with love and buckets of laughter.
That was our Gina!
Larry and I considered her part of our family and she loved that. Her passing can never take away the love we had for her and the strength we receive from our memories that are imprinted in our souls.
Her love of family was amazing and our hearts are saddened for all of you.
Knowing Gina was a gift in our lives. We will never forget her.
Rest peacefully!

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