Virginia Potts "Ginny" Zuppann

July 4, 1930January 8, 2019

Virginia Potts “Ginny” Zuppann was born in Springfield, Missouri on July 4, 1930. Her life can only be described as extraordinary. She lovingly cared for her four children and husband as a military wife. As a second act to her life, she graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and began her new career as a Bible teacher, discipler and prayer group leader. Her highest ambition was that all would know the love of Jesus Christ and the freedom His love brings. She was welcomed into Heaven at 8:30 a.m. on January 8, 2019 while the hymn Amazing Grace played. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Charles William Zuppann, and son, John Zuppann. She is survived by her son, Charles Zuppann, her daughters, Cynthia Chai and Carolyn Zuppann, and her many grand and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held Friday, January 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to be followed by a funeral service on Saturday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. Both will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1515 Hillendahl Blvd., Houston, Texas 77055. She will be interred with her husband at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made either to “Keep the Promise” campaign for St. Mark Lutheran School, 1515 Hillendahl Blvd., Houston, Texas 77055 or to Chosen People Ministries, 241 East 51st Street, New York, New York 10022.


  • Cory Thorson
  • Charles William Zuppann
  • Charles Andrew Zuppann
  • John Brown
  • Steve Grossman
  • Robert Shaw


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Virginia Potts "Ginny" Zuppann

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Marti and Larry Huseman

February 3, 2019

Ginny was a ray of sunshine, showing the Lord's love in her actions and in her words. Indeed, a life well lived. May she rest in peace as she leaves a wonderful legacy.

Leslie Friedrich

January 12, 2019

Dear Cynthia, Cameron and Carena,
I read about your mom’s and grandmother’s passing from a friend’s Facebook posting—this afternoon after the service had taken place. I’m sorry to have lost touch after we moved to Germany and want to take this opportunity to offer condolences. Still, I have many fond memories of Ginny with the three of you at Ascension. My son’s favorite baby picture of himself is wearing the baby Santa Claus outfit you all gave him and it was passed on to friends in Memphis who enjoyed it as much as we did. I am so thankful to God for Ginny’s well-lived life. May she Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory!

Jeanne Villami

January 11, 2019

Ginny was an amazing woman. So full of Jesus. Her zest for life and that twinkle in her eye was always there! She was funny, wise, discerning, loving, and a wonderful story teller. She will be missed! I’ll forever cherish our Friday prayer meetings. She was the best hostess ever! I’ll see you again Ginny!

Brenda Potts

January 9, 2019

Aunt Ginny’s love of Jesus radiated through her spirit. She loved and was loved by all her family and friends.