MARY VIRGINIA "GINNY" MUZZY
Mary Virginia "Ginny" Muzzy, 91, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at a local hospital. Ginny was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, to Joseph Bayne and Felix Evalina Abell Clarke on June 4, 1921. Ginny was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Leroy Muzzy, her son Edward Lee Gamble, her daughter Felicia Anne Call, and her brothers Walter Clarke, Felix Clarke and Edward Clarke.
Before marriage, Ginny cherished the time she spent in Washington D.C. working for the Water Department and doing some part time modeling. Most weekends would find her making her way back home to spend time with her family on their tobacco farm or at Jutlin, the family home where she and her siblings were born and where other relatives often gathered.
Ginny met her husband Ralph, her "Muzzy", while in Maryland. They married soon thereafter, began raising a family, and Ginny became a full time mom and homemaker. In 1956, the Navy transferred Muzzy to NAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, where the family remained after his retirement from the Navy.
In her spare time, Ginny was an avid bowler and played on bowling leagues until her late 70's. She also loved to be near the water, swimming, fishing and crabbing. She would always say, "There is no better seafood than the seafood from Southern Maryland." She loved cooking for her family and friends and often cooked one of her favorite Southern Maryland dishes, mainly crab cakes, fried oysters, milk toast, or the family's most favorite, stuffed ham. Ginny loved to carry on great conversations about her friends, family, and life experiences, but most of all, she cherished the time she was able to spend with her devoted family.
Ginny is survived by her son Ralph (Marilyn) Muzzy of Pensacola, FL. She is also survived by her son in law, Bryan Call of Colorado Springs, CO and eight grandchildren, Christopher Muzzy, Jonathan Muzzy, Lacy Muzzy, Jeff (Skylar) Call, Greg (Deb) Call, Gary (Chris) Gamble, Jessy (Crystal) Gamble, Stacy Whitny, and several great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren knew Ginny as "Nana" or "Grandma Muzzy".
A graveside service will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery on December 17, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Joe McNulty officiating. The family requests no flowers, but in lieu of, contributions to The
BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL, 3351 Scenic Highway is entrusted with arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com.
The family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to her loving partner and family friend William "Bill" Mimmack, whom she loved very much, for being so dedicated to her and never leaving her side for the past several years. Also, great thanks to Staci Miron, for the care and the love she has given Ginny for the last 2 years.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal from December 13 to December 16, 2012
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