Obituary of Virginia "Ginger" Forth
Virginia “Ginger” Evans Forth passed away peacefully on December 23, 2022 after a brief illness. Her ever faithful and devoted husband, Pat and her two daughters were by her side when she passed.
Born in Columbia, SC on August 13, 1943, Ginger was the daughter of the late Crawford E. Evans and Sheppie C. Evans. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Billy Evans, Sammy Evans, Jimmy Evans, and Jerry Evans; and sisters, Elizabeth Evans, and Elaine Evans Mims.
Ginger was a “people person” who never met a stranger. People were naturally drawn to her and her caring nature. She somehow ended up knowing the life story of everyone she struck up a conversation with and she had a special ability to make everyone feel precious and unique.
Ginger enjoyed spending time in the mountains and at the beach, but especially enjoyed the time she spent with her beloved children and grandchildren. She had a special relationship with each of them and they each had a special nickname that only Moma called them as it was her habit to give nicknames to everyone she loved.
Ginger will be remembered for many things (like making the world’s best fried chicken) but will especially be remembered for her unique and unstoppable sense of humor. She kept her family laughing until the end and spent her final days surrounded by the people she loved sharing stories of her escapades. Certainly, everyone who knew her has not one, but multiple stories of something outrageous they did together. She left this world as she would have preferred, surrounded by laughter and not tears.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Pat; her daughters, Stacey (George) Matsui, and Jennifer (David) Day; grandchildren, Lindsey, Taylor, and Trey Day, and Katie and Sophia Matsui; step-daughter, Rhonda (Wayne) Smith; and step-grandchildren, Joye and Abby Smith. In addition, she is survived by her siblings, Johnny Evans, Larry (Wanda) Evans, Debra (Curt) Judson, Terry Evans, and Lisa (Allen) Broadus; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday, December 30th at 11:00 am at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington with visitation immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the American Lung Association.
For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live here.