Virginia “Ginger” Gail Walker

November 16, 1938 - August 18, 2020
Virginia “Ginger” Gail Walker


Virginia “Ginger” Gail Walker, also known as Mama and Meme, passed away on August 18,2020 in Allentown, PA.
Ginger was born on November 16, 1938 to the late Alex “Dock” and Bessie Lashley. Her oldest brother, Talmadge, also preceded her.
She is survived by Earl Walker, her traveling companion for almost 60 years. She is survived by her brother Harold of Wilmington.

They had two daughters, Karen Parish and husband Mike of Wilmington, NC, and Kristin Chemnitz and husband Mike of Center Valley, PA. Those that called her Meme were Stephen, Jonathan, Brien, and Maggie Parish and Alexis, Jake, and Clay Chemnitz. She was Great Meme to Norah and
Lincoln Parish.

Ginger began her career with Bank of Wilmington and retired after 40 years of service from Bank of America. Once retired, she and Earl traveled as often as possible, traveling to all 50 states. When she was not traveling, she worked part-time for several years at Wilmington Christian Academy in the cafeteria and preschool. She loved gardening, reading, and enjoying the company any animal, especially dogs.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Grace Baptist Church, 1401 N. College Road, Wilmington, NC. Visitation will be at 10:00 am followed by the service at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Oleander Memorial Gardens after the service. For the service, we respectfully ask that you follow all social distancing guidelines for Grace Baptist Church as well as wearing a mask.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

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  • August 24, 2020
    Rachel Gaines says:
    Ginger was like family to me. Growing up I always admired her for her beauty and wonderful smile. God blessed me with the Walker family in which I was closer to them than my own family. She was a great mentor to me as I watched her in church serving in many positions. Heaven surely has another angel. I will miss her greatly.

  • August 25, 2020
    Becky Campbell says:
    Ginger was a wonderful loving person. She and I were cousins. More than that she was a friend and like a sister to me and my mother. My mother, her first cousin, loved Ginger and her family very much. Sadly, my mother can't remember but I can remember all the good times we had years ago and up until last year. She was funny and loved to have fun. We did lots of laughing when we all were together. She loved God, her church, her family, and working with the children at school. She was a great cook. So much more to say but Ginger has already said it all in her actions and character. Her steps were truly ordered of the Lord and she took every step with grace and the God kind of faith. Earl, Karen, and all the rest of the family not named, Mama and I love you very much.

  • August 25, 2020
    Melissa Hostetler says:
    Ginger, I will miss your quick wit and quirky ways. You have been such an example of a passionate, behind-the-scenes worker since I have known you, and a faithful spouse to Earl--an example for us all. I am confident that you are already bossing folks around in heaven, and organizing banquets and get-togethers...I can't wait to see what you have orchestrated for us when we get there! Miss you, friend.

  • August 25, 2020
    Alexandra Alberti says:
    Mrs. Walker was such a amazing woman. I sort of grew up around her when she served at WCA in the cafeteria. I had the privilege to sit beside her & talk to her for at least three hours at the WCA 2020 Homecoming Game & Ceremony. We talked about so much. Every single time I would see her she always had a smile on her face & a hug waiting for you. She will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to her family who lost a special jewel. Her family are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • August 25, 2020
    Louise Williams says:
    I had the privilege of knowing Virginia through our time at Bank of America. She was always thoughtful and kind. She will be greatly missed.