Virginia "Jenny" Louise Craig

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VIRGINIA LOUISE “JENNY” CRAIG HICKORY - Virginia Louise “Jenny” Craig, 25 of Hickory went home to be with her Lord and family on October 7, 2017 at her home. Born on September 14, 1992 in Forsyth County, she was the daughter of Brooks and Lesley “Lea” Gleason Craig. Jenny was a special and inspirational young woman who touched many lives. She graduated Fred T. Foard in 2010. Jenny loved Carolina Panthers, country music, NASCAR, Ohio State Football, and especially her family. At five years old Jenny was the March of Dimes Ambassador for Catawba County. She was a Make A Wish kid who got to be Grand Marshall at the Michigan 400. Jenny was an Ace and TJ Grin kids who went to Disney World in 2001. She participated in Walkin’ Roll Activities League, where she bowled, played T ball, and swam for the past twenty years. Jenny was preceded in death by her grandmother, Virginia Craig; grandfathers, Robert Craig, Frances Gleason; cousin, Allen Ray Coulter Jr. Jeremy Coulter, infant cousin; uncle, James Gleason; and aunt, Terry Hess. Survivors include her parents, Brooks and Lesley “Lea” Craig of the home; grandmother, Louise Gleason of OH; aunts and uncles, Gloria and Allen Coulter, Bill and Ruth Savina, Bob and Peg Craig, Anita Devlin, Mike Craig, Paul and Annette Burson, Tammy Gleason; sixteen cousins; and numerous other family and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1 PM at Catawba Funerals & Cremations. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 7-9 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to The Shriners, Make A Wish, or Spina Bifida Association as well as the Walkin’ Roll Activities League. Condolences may be left at The Craig Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Virginia "Jenny" Louise Craig

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Linda Pless

October 11, 2017

From Jeremy Beal and his family, we are saddened to hear of Jenny's passing. May God grant peace and understanding to your family and comfort you during this time. God gives us special children so we can see the depth of his love. We are the light and example of this love and care to all people we come in contact with. May he bless you abundantly for your love and care for Jenny.

Belinda Hefner

October 10, 2017

Coach Brooks and Lea,
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I will always will remember her smile and her laugh. I glad I got to know her through Walkin' Roll. I will miss her but I know I will see again in heaven. God Bless you and your family.

October 10, 2017

Brooks and Lea, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with folks. God bless you and your family. Mike, Kathy and Tina Matangelo

Harold & Maxine Flowers

October 10, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jenny is in heaven with our heavenly Father and she is blessed beyond measure. Brooks and Lea, God bless you and be with you always.

Tiffany Winters

October 10, 2017

So very sorry! She will be deeply missed with all the pranks and all the laughs we had! She was truly original and full of life!

Paige Lott

October 9, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Pastor Todd Phillips, Anah & fam (Ami, Leah & Dannah) Morganton Freedom Church of God

October 9, 2017

Hello Craig Family: This is Pastor, Todd Phillips, up in Morganton, writing in behalf of Anah Phillips & her family... I believe you can easily remember her. She really loves & admires your family & has shared this with us about Jenny. We appreciate your love, help, care & interest that you took in our Annie when she was just a little thing, and well remember Jenny being right there. Anah looked so forward to Walk-in-Roll all week, naturally making that as well for her family, (Mom Ami, big sister Leah, little sister Dannah, us all) and your family, including Jenny was a big part of it all! God must have thought an awful lot of you, Brooks & Lea, to entrust one as special as Jenny was, for 25 years. So, we join you in thanking God for Jenny.

We are so very sorry, so saddened & shocked to hear of Jenny's passing. She was & is such a beautiful young lady & how well do we remember her contagious, heart-warming spirit & charming, delightful, pretty smile.

I know the good news is that we can & will see her again!... And for lack of a better word, if there's any "bad news," we just don't know how long it will be til then... but, then again the "good news" is that the way things look & are going, it sure looks like that reunion could be just any hour or day now. So, we look forward to that day with you all... & can't help but think of the old song, "Just Any Day Now Our Lord is Coming!"

Last, be assured you are in our consistent love, thoughts & prayers. May God bless, keep, watch over & protect you all, both now & forever! In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Our deepest & sincerest sympathy
Pastor, Todd Phillips, for Anah & family
Morganton Freedom Church of God
Morganton, North Carolina