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Virginia Ann Gallagher
  • August 22, 1934
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  • July 11, 2020

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Virginia Ann Gallagher (nee Meadows) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 85 at 3:17 AM on July 11, 2020.

Jenny, as her friends called her, was born in Gordon, Alabama, on August 22, 1934, to Frank and Myrtice Meadows (nee Bradberry). She graduated from Cottonwood High School in 1952. The day after graduation, Jenny moved to Washington, D.C. and took a job with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.). In 1954, she met Kenneth Gallagher, and on November 24, 1954, they were married. They lived in the Maryland suburbs until 1991 when they moved to Ocala, FL.

Jenny had a successful antique business, Little Treasures, and worked at the Ocala Antique Mall for almost 30 years. She was an avid reader, a Gaither Vocal Band groupie, but most importantly she loved doting on her family.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; sisters Sue Meadows of Dunnellon, FL, Althea (Norwood) Jackson of Brooksville, FL, Gayle Monday of Dothan, AL, and a brother Truman Meadows of Cottonwood, AL; two sons, Steve Gallagher (Cathy) of Ocala, FL, and Rick Gallagher (Lori) of Laurel, MD, a daughter Sharon Schmidt (Ray) of Jacksonville, FL; Grandchildren: Christopher Schmidt (Brooke), Michael Schmidt, Rebecca Peacock (Luke), Jeffrey Schmidt (Bri), Julia Raynor (Kyle), Stephen Gallagher, Melissa Gallagher, Liz Ellis (Tommy) and Tori Gentry (Liz); Great Grandchildren: Oliver, Coeur d’Lane, Lennon, Parker, Emmitt, Shepherd, Brooks, Tommy and Leilani; numerous nieces and nephews; and her best friend and antique picking buddy, Cindy Eisaman.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Marion County Hospice and Dr. Kidambi. It is because of these kind souls that our loved one had a peaceful transition.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity in her name.

 


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  1. Tori lit a candle:
    19 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 19, 2020 at 7:49:46 AM

  2. Christine lit a candle:
    17 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 17, 2020 at 7:20:04 AM

  3. Cindy Eisaman says:
    16 Jul 2020
    A hundred years on earth is only a minute on earth. I will see you in a minute my dear friend . You will be in my heart every picking trip I go on. I will truly miss you Jenny. I love you!

  4. Linda Powell Ashworth says:
    16 Jul 2020
    Jenny such a sweet spirit you were, you will be missed by so many of us. You had a contagious personality that people were drawn to. We will truly miss you my friend and the love you gave to so many. Linda Powell Ashworth

  5. Cindy Eisaman lit a candle:
    16 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 16, 2020 at 7:41:16 PM

  6. Sharon posted an image:
    16 Jul 2020
    2007 Virginia and her oldest Grandson, Christopher
    2007 Virginia and her oldest Grandson, Christopher

  7. Sharon posted an image:
    16 Jul 2020
    1961 - Virginia and her three children:  Steve, Sharon and Rich
    1961 - Virginia and her three children: Steve, Sharon and Rich

  8. Sharon posted an image:
    16 Jul 2020
    1962 - Virginia and her daughter, Sharon
    1962 - Virginia and her daughter, Sharon

  9. Sharon posted an image:
    16 Jul 2020
    1954 - Engagement Photo
    1954 - Engagement Photo

  10. Sharon posted an image:
    16 Jul 2020
    1941 - First Grade
    1941 - First Grade

  11. Sharon posted an image:
    16 Jul 2020
    1936 - Look at that sweet face!
    1936 - Look at that sweet face!

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