Virginia Frazier Fitzhugh
1939 - 2021
August 13, 1939
January 7, 2021
Virginia Frazier Fitzhugh

August 13, 1939 - January 7, 2021

Virginia "Ginny" Frazier Fitzhugh, 81, of Orange, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Martha Jefferson House.

She was born on August 13, 1939, in Charlottesville, Virginia, daughter of the late James Raymond Frazier and Emma McDaniel Frazier.

Virginia is survived by her loving (bossy) daughter, Jennifer Fitzhugh Faulconer and her husband, John Y. Faulconer; granddaughter, Virginia "Jenna" Conway Faulconer; grandson, Judson Ray Faulconer, all of Orange; sisters, Thelma Garrison of Stony Point, and Glory Nash of Stanardsville; sister-in-law, Judy Fitzhugh Estes and her husband, Joe, of Stanardsville; daughter-in-law, Laurie Fitzhugh Travers of Zion Crossroads; and many nieces, nephews, other loving family members, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Rocky Fitzhugh; her son (the apple of her eye) Rodney Conway Fitzhugh; and her sister, Irene Hicks of Fluvanna.

Known as Ginny in her younger days, Virginia was a 1960 graduate of Albemarle High School and Martha Jefferson Hospital School of Practical Nursing. Virginia was happiest living in the home she and Rocky built in Spotswood Trail where they hosted many parties, cook-outs and Saturday night card games.

Virginia volunteered in many community organizations over the years including the Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, William Monroe PTO, William Monroe Athletic Boosters, Greene County Architectural Survey Group, Blue Ridge B&B and Lodging Association, Greene Hills Country Club Ladies Golf Association, GHCC Gators Swim Team and was instrumental in overseeing kitchen renovations at Grace Episcopal Church.

She was also a driving force in getting the Stanardsville Historic District entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the US Dept. of Interior, National Park Service in 2004.

During her 31 years as General Registrar of Voters for Greene County, Virginia transitioned the county to computer technology and peacefully managed all elections.

She demonstrated her entrepreneurial spirit by opening SunDaze tanning salon to finance her daughter's college tuition and operating The Fitzhugh Cottage guest house for many years. Virginia was a take-charge person, who always got the job done. After retiring she worked part-time at the Greene County Clerk's Office and kept Rocky out of trouble.

Affectionately known by many as Nanny, she especially loved visits with Jenna and Judson and celebrating their numerous accomplishments.

Special 'thank-you' to the UVA Orange Dialysis Center for taking extraordinary care of her for the past 4 ½ years.

Memorial contributions should be made to the Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 165 Stanardsville, VA 22973.

An online guestbook is available at

Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.

Ryan Funeral Home

12819 Spotswood Trl., Ruckersville, VA 22968

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Published by Orange County Review on Jan. 14, 2021.
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My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Virginia and I became friends when I worked for Bank of America. I always looked forward to seeing her. During one of her visits we discovered she had gone to school with my Dad and my Aunts. She brought her high school yearbook in and shared some fond memories of my family. She will be missed.
Sonya Deane
January 16, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss, prayers to the family.
Sandy Shifflett
January 14, 2021
Deepest condolences to Ginny's family. She was such a sweet soul and bright light in the Stanardsville community.
Gary Forrest
January 13, 2021
Although diminutive with rosy red checks and an infectious laugh, Virginia was a straight-forward force of nature. I treasured the time I knew her. My earliest solid memory of her is of tears streaming down her face while telling her daughter Jennifer, and a gaggle of girls she drove home from Greene Hills Club, that Elvis Presley died. Virginia, myself, and a group of upstanding Stanardsvillians worked very hard to list our hometown on the National Register List of Historic Places. Collectively, it was a proud day for all of us. I could go on and on...Virginia made a positive impression on everything she touched. My heart goes out to her family. She will be missed in so many ways.
Gina Haney
January 12, 2021
This world is not as bright without Aunt Ginny but Heaven has gained a beautiful Soul❤
Hayley, Daniel, and Harrison Graham
January 11, 2021
I treasure the years I was able to work with Virginia in the Registrar's Office as her assistant. It was a privilege to learn from her and to become a close friend. She definitely left her footprints in Greene County and we are better for it. Rest well my friend. Audrey Morris
January 11, 2021
We will always remember her kind spirit, she will be missed by all who were privileged to know her. Our sincerest prayers are with her family, asking God for strength during this difficult time
George and Connie Lamb
January 10, 2021
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. When I was younger I remember Ginny at family gatherings. I got to her know her better a few years ago when we would have weekly conversations on the phone. I will truly miss you, Aunt Ginny
Cynthia Wolford
January 10, 2021
The members and supporters of the Albemarle High School Alumni Association were very sorry to hear about Mrs. Fitzhugh´s passing. It is always sad to lose a member of the Albemarle family, and we offer our condolences to her family and friends.
Albemarle High School Alumni Association
January 10, 2021
Jennifer and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Virginia was such a special person. I have many fond memories of spending time with Rocky and Virginia. I will always remember fun times spent at their home . Sending much love your way.
Janet Reddish Hyler
January 10, 2021
Virginia and I were neigbors on Spotswood Trail for many years where we raised our children and enjoyed life together in many ways. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Marian Durrer
January 10, 2021
Virginia was a very special lady, who made everyone around her better for knowing her. I am truly blessed to have had her shape me as a human being. I will forever miss her smile
Carrie Vincel Seifert
January 10, 2021
Dear Jennifer, My prayers are with you, I know your heart is hurting from the loss of your dear Mother. You were such a loving daughter to her. She was blessed to have you, always near, always caring for her with love. Sincerely, Saundra
Saundra Horton
January 10, 2021
To a dear friend, I know you will miss your Mom but from personal experience she will always be with you in memory and in spirit. She is your Mom after all. Love you, Michelle
Michelle Baumann
January 10, 2021
I enjoyed knowing Ginny and she served Greene County well as Registrar for her 31 years. Great individual to work with . My sympathy to the family.
Joanne Burkholder
January 10, 2021
We loved Virginia so very much. Her spirit, kind heart, and smile will never be forgotten
Hanna Kappes
January 10, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always Aunt Ginny.
Love, Gary, Debbie & Kayla Campbell
Deborah Campbell
January 10, 2021
God bless you Ginny know you are in heaven now with all the Angel's
Charlotte Hall Needham
January 9, 2021
I´m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady and will be missed by so many.
Maureen Gallagher
January 9, 2021
Please know that all of you are on our hearts and minds. So blessed for the chance to have known her. Much love to all.
Randy & Angela Kirkland
January 9, 2021
We became friends of your mom later in her life, but long enough to realize what a gentile and loving mother and grandmother she was. You, Jennifer, were the light of her life as were Jenna and Judson. Her whole world revolved around your family activities, accomplishments and gratitude for all you did for her. She will be greatly missed by so many. Love from Deborah and Jonathan
January 9, 2021
Always enjoyed visiting with Aunt Ginny and we will miss her. Offering our sincerest condolences and prayers for you and the entire family. Love to all.
Ronda & Andy Bryan
January 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss, Dale (Elaine and Meagan's mom)
Dale Wood
January 9, 2021
Jennifer, may the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Stephanie Parrott Haraway
January 9, 2021
Ellen and Glen Collier
January 9, 2021
R.I.P. Aunt Ginny, We are going to miss you a lot. God angels has a so wonderful lady.
Donna Carpenter
January 9, 2021