June 14, 1925 – October 31, 2021
Ruth Irene Fitzgerald, widow of Henry Ralph Fitzgerald, Sr., passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital.
She was born June 14, 1925 in Vesuvius, a daughter of the late Samuel W. and Lona (Campbell) Painter.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Henry Ralph Fitzgerald, Jr.; granddaughter, Kaylynn Gardner; as well as four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include a daughter, Joan F. Foster and husband, Bobby of Lynchburg; sister, Mary Frances Frazier and husband, Nelson; six grandchildren, Tiffany Fitzgerald (Jamie), Hank Fitzgerald, Janna Joyner (Andrew), Hilary Basham (Jonathan), Robb Foster (Samantha), Madison Fitzgerald; seven great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St. Waynesboro with Pastor Duane Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be family members attending the service.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Ruth loved bright colors and red was her favorite. The family would like for you to remember her in that way by wearing something red or bright.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund of Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24503.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
- the scholarship fund of Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24503
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Saturday, November 6, 2021
November 22, 2021
I am sorry sorry for everyone’s loss.
I always enjoyed Irene’s humor and wit.
She lived a long life and now can be reunited with all that’s gone ahead and waiting on her.
See you again one day!
November 9, 2021
My sincere condolences to Mary Frances and Irene's family. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She did love her colors and was always a fashion statement. I know she will be missed by many people.
November 4, 2021
Aunt Irene was my last living relative from my mom's side of the family. She always had a smile and a story to tell. RIP! Aunt Irene, may God hold you close to his side. I will forever hold you in my heart.
November 3, 2021
Tiffany, Hank, Joan and family,
So sorry to hear of Mammy's passing. I remembe her being so kind with an infectious smile. May God comfort you all in the days ahead.
Tera and Chuck Metcalf
Lee and Betty Bryant
November 2, 2021
Dearest Joan and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your sweet mom and that precious smile and all the fun you and your mom would have together. May your memories bring comfort to you all in the days ahead! May you feel the loving arms of our Heavenly Father holding you close!! Love you! Lee and Betty Sue