Virginia's Story

Text size

Virginia "Ginger" Doreen Taylor, 68, of Traverse City, passed away at her home Tuesday, May 16, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family. Ginger was born on Friday, July 2, 1948 to the late Harold and June (Spangler) Bezile in Traverse City.
Following her graduation from Traverse City Central High School she continued her education, becoming a licensed insurance agent. Over the years she had been employed by John Guba Insurance Agency and Global Marine.
Ginger was a member of West Side Community Church, where she was involved with the hospitality ministry.
Ginger was one of the most considerate individuals anyone would ever wish to meet and was always looking for ways to help others.
She enjoyed scrapbooking, a variety of crafts, gardening and spending time with friends. She owned a candy making business and was well known for her delicious chocolates. Her greatest joy was found in her children, grandchildren and extended family and times spent with them.
She is survived by her children, Chad (Katrina) R. Taylor, of Vancouver, Washington, and Erin L. O'Brien, of Traverse City; her grandchildren, Carter and Ryan Taylor, Colin O'Brien, Devin Harris, Berwyn Kandoll and Gavin Kandoll; her brother, Dennis (Rachel) Bezile, of Elk Rapids; and Lonnie's children, Christopher (Marcie) Bezile and their daughter, Eleanor, and Lindsay Bezile-Harden and her children, Jacob and Chase, all of Surprise, Arizona. Many extended family members survive as well.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lonnie .
The service celebrating Ginger's life will begin at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, Friday, May 19, at West Side Community Church, 4975 E. Traverse Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684. Pastor John Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
Ginger asked that, if so desired, she be remembered through memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan or West Side Community Church.
To share your favorite memory or photo of Ginger, please visit her tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is caring for the family.
Published on May 18, 2017
Send flowers
in memory of Virginia
See more

Obituary published in


Share this story with a friend.