OBITUARY

Virginia McMullen

May 1, 1929May 6, 2019
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On Monday, May 6th, 2019, Virginia “Ginny” McMullen passed away peacefully at the age of 90 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Virginia was a strong woman, very devoted to her family and always put others before herself. She was born during the Great Depression and survived to become the backbone of her family. She had a strong passion for animals and always made sure to take care of those she would rescue. Her love for gardening was so profound that you would find her mowing her lawn, well into her late 70’s, wearing a bonnet and a wet towel around her neck. Not only did she maintain her own landscape, but her green thumb allowed her to grow the best tomatoes on the block. If you ever dropped by, you were sure to go home with a sack of tomatoes. She took pride in her home and enjoyed making improvements to her immaculate house. Virginia loved music and you would often times hear her singing her favorite songs while cleaning the house. One of her greatest pastimes was visiting the senior center for a night of dancing and mingling with her friends. Virginia was predeceased by her parents Lonnie and Anna Green and her step-mother, Ethel Green. She was also predeceased by her husband Willie “Jim” McMullen after 25 wonderful years of marriage and two of her children Mary Cathrine Evra and Lester “Junior” Burns. She is survived by her children Charles Burns and Joyce Burns, brothers Billy Joe Green and Larry Green, grandchildren Stephen Burns, Jessica Lough, Keith Evra, Monica Evra and her newest great-grandchild Arlena Michelle. A life celebration service will be held at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119 , on Sunday, May 12th, 2019. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, followed by a remembrance service beginning at 2:00 pm. She will be buried with her husband at Veterans Cemetery on Forest Hill Irene Road in Memphis, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the McMullen family.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Burns, Child
  • Joyce Burns, Child
  • Billy Joe Green, Brother
  • Larry Green, Brother
  • Stephen Burns, Grandchild
  • Jessica Lough, Grandchild
  • Keith Evra, Grandchild
  • Monica Evra, Grandchild
  • Arlena Michelle, Great-grandchild
  • Virginia was predeceased by her parents Lonnie and Anna Green and her step-mother, Ethel Green. She was also predeceased by her husband Willie “Jim” McMullen after 25 wonderful years of marriage and two of her children Mary Cathrine Evra and Lester “Junior” Burns.
  • DONATIONS

  • The Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Gathering of Friends and Family Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Internment Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Memories

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Patty Trzos

May 12, 2019

My Deepest condolences to all the family. My prayers are with you all. She was a Beautiful Women. Sincerely Patty Trzos.

Jessica Lough

May 12, 2019

Mema,
Being the strongest woman in my life you taught me so much. I took my first steps as a baby at your house and never slowed down from then. Your love for animals was definitely passed down to me as that is my passion in life and work. You showed me that we can be strong even in the darkest of times when we lost loved ones and family over the years. I can admit that I got the stubborn, Taurus side being one myself— we run very deep in our family tree.
I can still hear your voice calling my name, singing songs in the kitchen, telling me stories, and of course not to touch the walls! I will miss hearing all these things!!
I take comfort in knowing you are at peace and with the rest of the family you have missed for so long now!
Mema you have left us but you will never be forgotten as you live on through all of us.......until me meet again.....I love you then, now, and forever!!!!
Love Always,
Jessica Lough

Monica Evra

May 12, 2019

Mema

I would give anything to hear you talking to me today. If you were, you would be saying “I’m so glad you came to see your Mema”, like you did every time us grandkids came to visit you. Or when I would call and you would tell me how much you loved me. You made sure that I, and everyone around you, were taken care of before you ever cared for yourself.

I have found that I’m a lot like you. I am OCD, a home body and starting to become set in my ways. I make my bed every day, just like you used to do. I can never sit down and I constantly hear my husband mention it, just like we all used to tell you.

Needless to say, you have had an amazing impact on me. You were the first and last grandmother I ever knew.

I love you, always.

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Biography

On Monday, May 6th, 2019, Virginia “Ginny” McMullen passed away peacefully at the age of 90 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Virginia was a strong woman, very devoted to her family and always put others before herself. She was born during the Great Depression and survived to become the backbone of her family. She had a strong passion for animals and always made sure to take care of those she would rescue. Her love for gardening was so profound that you would find her mowing her lawn, well into her late 70’s, wearing a bonnet and a wet towel around her neck. Not only did she maintain her own landscape, but her green thumb allowed her to grow the best tomatoes on the block. If you ever dropped by, you were sure to go home with a sack of tomatoes. She took pride in her home and enjoyed making improvements to her immaculate house. Virginia loved music and you would often times hear her singing her favorite songs while cleaning the house. One of her greatest pastimes was visiting the senior center for a night of dancing and mingling with her friends.
Virginia was predeceased by her parents Lonnie and Anna Green and her step-mother, Ethel Green. She was also predeceased by her husband Willie “Jim” McMullen after 25 wonderful years of marriage and two of her children Mary Cathrine Evra and Lester “Junior” Burns. She is survived by her children Charles Burns and Joyce Burns, brothers Billy Joe Green and Larry Green, grandchildren Stephen Burns, Jessica Lough, Keith Evra, Monica Evra and her newest great-grandchild Arlena Michelle.
A life celebration service will be held at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119 , on Sunday, May 12th, 2019. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, followed by a remembrance service beginning at 2:00 pm. She will be buried with her husband at Veterans Cemetery on Forest Hill Irene Road in Memphis, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the McMullen family.