Virginia “Ginger” Collins, 81, of Hendersonville, passed away on January 27, 2023, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 2, 1941, to Charles Hollingsworth and Artie Belle Laughter in Hendersonville, NC.
She worked at McFarlands Bakery as a cake decorator for many years in her younger days, later she was the district and regional manager for The Pantry Convenient Stores and Norm’s Mini Mart and was the manager for World of Clothing for many years. She was also a bus driver for Edneyville for many years. Ginger was an avid member of Tracy Grove Baptist Church. She will be dearly missed by her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years Bud Collins; father, Charles Fuller Hollingsworth; mother, Artie Belle Laughter; brother, Memory Markus Hollingsworth; baby brother, David and her sisters, Martha Hollingsworth and Joyce Kreinhop.
Mrs. Collins is survived by her daughters, Vickie Kraus Stepp and her husband, Jimmy, Kathy Collins Smith, Cheryl Collins Snyder, Marilyn Collins Tucker and her husband, Gary; sons, Clayton Kraus and John Collins; grandsons, Bo Stepp and his wife, Heather, Cory Stepp and his wife, Amanda, Ethan Stepp and his wife, Kari, G.W. Mayo and his wife, Miranda, Celena Stepp Lawter and her husband, Matt, Jordan Kraus Heath and her husband, Dylan, Jessica Mayo Lively and her husband, John, Keela Snyder, Nikki Ayers and her husband Josh, and Danielle Tucker; great-grandchildren, Ty, Sky, Ely, Oak, Conor, Greer, Axton, Pierce, Dawson, Victoria, Savannah, Carter, Caleb, Greyson, Blakleigh, Mahaylee, Michael, Jace, Jax, Joleigh, Jillian, Tucker, Hudson, Parker and Archer along with her cousin, Joyce Mintz.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 1:00 pm at Tracy Grove Baptist Church with Reverend James Maybin officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will follow in the Tracy Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Collins’ honor may be made to Four Seasons Hospice.
We are deeply sorry for you all ! We are praying God will give
Ginger’s family peace in your hearts and give you comfort knowing she’s with the Lord! We sorry we couldn’t be at her funeral, we were sick! We enjoyed working for Ginger at The Pantry! She was a good boss and she was our friend for many years! We love you all very much, your in our thoughts and our prayers! Love always your friends Royal and Becky 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤❤🤗🤗🙏🏻🙏🏻
I am so sorry to hear this news, she was an inspiration to us all, my prayers are with you all.
Prayers going up for the family… I know that she raised an amazing daughter whom I had the chance to meet and spend time with… Godspeed Mrs. Collins…
Melinda J Walker
Saddened by the death of Virginia. Beautiful smile always when she saw me. She will be greatly missed by so many! Love and prayers for all her family , which she loved dearly.
I am so sorry for Ginger’s family, but I know she’s happy to be back with Bud, and in God’s arms. She’s was such a special woman that I admired and loved much. She once told me her greatest achievement was being a Mother. She will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time.
Ginger touched so many people and she will be missed. Praying God’s comfort and peace for your family!
Wilma and I send our deepest sympathies and Prayers Your Mom was a very special Lady and loved very much by us