Virgina "Ginny" (Stum) Heffner

virgina heffner

May 21, 1935 ~ March 9, 2024

Born in: Carlisle, PA
Resided in: Snellville, GA

HEFFNER, Virginia “Ginny” Stum

Virginia “Ginny” Heffner (age 88) of Snellville, GA, has passed from this earthly realm to be with the Heavenly Father on March 9, 2024. She was born May 21, 1935, in Carlisle, PA to the late Russell and Faye Stum. Ginny is survived by her husband, Gus, whom she had shared 69 years of marriage; her 3 daughters, Julie (Mike) Morrow, Wendy (Doug) King, and Donna Patterson (Jeff Burch); 8 grandchildren: David (Nigisti) Rath, Holly (Pritan) Patel, Wesley (Kaylee) Rath, Meghan King, Scott (Chelsea) King, Nick Patterson, Paige (Michael) Washington, and Ty Patterson; along with 10 great grandchildren: Grace, Jacob, Daniel, Emma, Eva, Devin, Sydney, Raylee, Jaycee, and Sadie. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara (Rick) Hyatt, and brother Richard (Faurest) Stum.

Ginny met her husband, Gus, at Camp Gordon in Augusta GA where she worked as a civil service employee and he was a young sergeant in the Army. Ginny and Gus have been faithful members of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church for 42 years. She was always available to help those in need whether it be family, friends, or those in their local community. For those that knew her well, they were certainly fortunate to have enjoyed one of her famous home-made pies.

Ginny’s memorial service will be held on March 21 at 2pm at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Hill Rd, Lilburn, GA.

A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Memorial Service: March 21, 2024 2:00 pm

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
1400 Killian Hill Rd
Lilburn, GA 30047

(770) 921-7434

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  1. CandleImageGus and family I am so sorry for your loss. Ginny was such a dear sweet friend and I will miss her. I have a lot of memories of her and our time with the Hi Los.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time

  2. CandleImageGus and Family I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

    Ginny was a very sweet kind lovable person and I enjoyed her friendship while being a part of the Hi Los. We all will miss her but will cherish the memories we have. God Bless you all

  3. CandleImageThoughts and prayers to Uncle Gus, Julie, Wendy, Donna & all family and friends who had the privilege of being a part of the life of an amazing woman

  4. CandleImageGus, Donna, Jeff and family,

    Frank and I are so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom always being so sweet and I know she will be missed greatly. Our prayers are with you.

  5. CandleImageDear Uncle Gus, Julie, Wendy, and Donna,

    I extend my heartfelt sadness upon hearing about Aunt Virginia. She will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I cherish the memories of her with great affection. As I reflect on these poignant words penned by John Newton in 1762, “What countless multitudes have gone before us in the path that leads to that kingdom! They were, in their time, followers of an unseen Saviour, as we are now; but while I write, and while you read, they are praising the Lamb that was slain, and casting their crowns at his feet.” I envision Aunt Virginia joining her voice with the celestial choir, singing praises in that sacred realm. The expression on her face as her faith transformed into sight must have been truly awe-inspiring.

    Aunt Virginia will always hold a special place in my heart, and I will deeply miss her.

    With love, James (Jim)

  6. Dear Uncle Gus, Julie, Wendy, and Donna,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Virginia was a wonderful and kind woman and will be missed by many.

    David Feigelman

  7. CandleImageDonna,
    I didn’t know your Mother but I knew you. She must’ve been a Great Woman!!
    I pray that God gives you peace & understanding.

    Reuben Gibson

  8. CandleImageGus, Julie, Wendy, Donna, and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Aunt Virginia has been a ray of sunshine in my life, and I anticipate many describe her similarly — genuinely interested, supportive, encouraging, and an uplifting presence in our lives that we are so very thankful for,

    John Auman and family (obo: Carolyn, David, Tammy, & Michael)

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