Virginia "Ginger" Metaxotos
Virginia "Ginger" Metaxotos

AGE: 70 • Bellefonte

Virginia Lillian Metaxotos passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014.

She was born in Chester, PA to the late Clifton Benton, Sr. and Margaret Jane Savage and graduated from Wi Hi in Salisbury, MD. She was the owner of Sweets to You by Ginger, in Bellefonte. A family operated bakery in which she started in her home over 40 years ago. She was a valued member of her community and participated whole heartily through many events, sponsorships and activities. She was a mentor to many.

She is also proceeded in death by her son, Clifton Lee Gardner, her husband Phillip S. Metaxotos and a sister, Joan E. Chandler. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Hughes (Eric) of Wilmington; 3 grandchildren, Phillip Gregory, Jacquelene Jane and Bryan Thomson and 3 siblings, Barbara A. Davis of Laurel, Clifton B. Savage, Jr. of Newark, and Gregory L. Savage (Wendy) of Dallas, TX.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 1pm, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N Broom St, Wilmington, DE, where friends may call after 12 Noon. Burial will be held at Lombardy Cemetery.

Due to Gingers battle with Lymphoma the family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Leukemia And Lymphoma Society, or 100 W. 10th St. #2009 Wilmington, De 19801. A very special thank you to her dedicated staff as well as Christiana Care and Season Hospice.

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Published by The News Journal on Nov. 13, 2014.
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I again offer my Sincere Condolences to Ginger's Family and Loved Ones. Even though it has been a long time since you lost this Dear Lady, I'm sure you have your Precious Memories to find Peace and Comfort. Sincerely, Lois and Family
Lois Sterling Bull
November 14, 2021
Dear Susie and Family,
It isn't easy to know that 6 years have passed since you Lost your Dear Mother and I Lost my Soul mate Husband, (10/20/2014)

You, as well as I, have MANY SWEET MEMORIES with them to ease our Heartache for our Loss.

Take care and be Thankful for the years she was with you.

Lois Bull
Lois Bull
November 7, 2020
yup me again thinking about you
butterfly kisses
June 16, 2015
Lois Bull
May 11, 2015
today mother's day thinning of the love we sharde
susan hughes
May 10, 2015
Susan Hughes
January 28, 2015
Susie -I'm so sorry to learn of Ginger's passing. She was amazing! I'm sure my mom is happy to see her in Heaven!

Pam Barry
Pam Barry
January 14, 2015
Susan Hughes
January 8, 2015
It was indeed a shock to hear about Ginger. We found out rather belatedly, and with that come apologies for not being there for her family as she was for us with the passing of James Smith, her uncle. For sure Earth's loss is Heaven's gain, and we look forward to that day when we all shall be together again in Glory.
Thomas Smith
December 13, 2014
Butterfly kisses
December 10, 2014
S Hughes
December 8, 2014
So sorry to hear about cousin Ginger. Didn't know she had passed. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Her uncle James' daughter, Laurie
Laurie Smith
November 22, 2014
I am sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Maria Perez
November 20, 2014
Susan Hughes
November 18, 2014
Susan Hughes
November 18, 2014
Thank each and every one of those who have added a messge on behalf of my mom my breath has been taken away by many of you... thank you for loving my mom and expressing your true respect for her ..may her memory be eternal in each and all of you. ..susan
Susan Hughes
November 15, 2014
Loved Ginger cakes and just recently had the pleasure of meeting her granddaughter Jaci who is dating my grandson Ryan. prayers to your family
Perla Ivey
November 14, 2014
I'm so sorry for yours and your family loss. She was a great women. I hope you guys are gonna be ok. My heart goes out too you and your family ??
Brandi wilson
November 14, 2014
So sorry to hear of Ginger's passing. Our condolences to the family. She was a wonderful woman with a loving heart. I was glad to have called her my friend.
Pete Cannon and the staff at Cannon's Cake & Candy Supplies
November 14, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about your loss we love and miss you. Are Prayers and thoughts are with You and the kid and Eric Love Patty Al Barone
November 14, 2014
Susan sorry to hear of your Mom's passing her name Ginger will alway's be in someone conversation when they will talk about her wonderful cakes .
God Bless,
Jack and Debbie Williams
November 14, 2014
Sue, Eric and Family - We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Your Mom. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All in this difficult time. Shelly and Maury Barone
November 13, 2014
Susie & Eric,
May God bless you and your family. Ginger was a wonderful person.
George & Soula Fournaris
November 13, 2014
I truly loved the many, many early morning talks we had. She is one of the best people I've known.
Julie Piane
November 13, 2014
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Larry & Paula Piazza
November 13, 2014
The Boulevard will not be the same without you. Thanks for your bright smile, and always helping hand.
Shops of Bellefonte
November 13, 2014
I have had the pleasure of using her Bakery for 16 years. I have met Ginger and spoken with her many times. Hard working caring and dedicated. Great person. She will be missed. My condolences to the family!
Eddie Greer
November 13, 2014
Always enjoyed her baked goods, I remember her well and she will be missed! R.I.P.
Healey Brian
November 13, 2014
We will miss a lot you good friend, good hearted person.
May rest in piece.

Hulya and Bircan
Hulya Seval
November 13, 2014
We send our warmest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy,
Cakes by Kim family
November 13, 2014
Aunt Ginger you will be missed but never forgotten we all loved you so much. I will miss your bacalva you made the best. Love you lots
Genia Bramble
November 13, 2014
I will messyou
fatos firat
November 13, 2014
Sue and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Ginger! I have been getting cakes since 1989 when my son turned one. I loved Ginger's cakes, her smile, and her business of course. Ahh the "old" days when we would pick up our cake (on an honor system) off of the front porch. Sue, I know you will keep the Sweets legacy going. My thoughts are with you all. Memories Are Forever!!
Karen McEvoy
November 13, 2014
You will be missed Ginger.
Sue Ellen Creech
November 13, 2014
Ginger was a kind and lovely woman. We will miss her.
Dean and Diane Jones
November 13, 2014
Ginger, Alan and I will miss you so much. You were such a dear friend. May you rest in peace. Sympathy to your family and many friends....
Carolyn OHanlon
November 13, 2014
We only met this beautiful Lady once. Our daughter Marsha & Son law, Joel Berg, shared many beautiful memories of her. (especially her delightful pastries)

To Ginger's family & loved ones, please remember the many great memories with her.
Lois Bull
November 13, 2014
RIP, You were at every event my family ever had, in the form of your wonderful cakes, over the years until we moved away. The cakes you made were the best as were you. Condolences to your family and those closest to you.
November 13, 2014
Always so kind to me. She will so be missed in the community!
November 13, 2014
Ginger was an amazing woman. 'Heal'ium-filled balloons will always remind me of her strong spirit.

God Bless
Jenn Jo Todisco
November 13, 2014
Will miss you Ginger. You were a bright light in our little town of Bellefonte. The Schneiders
Ann Schneider
November 13, 2014
Our family was blessed when she moved in next to us. She had a lovely, couragest spirit that will be missed. Rest in peace Ginger.
The Donovan's
November 13, 2014
So glad Ginger was in my life. My mother loved her so much. Rest in peace
sally rifenburg
November 13, 2014
Butterfly kissses
Susan Hughes
November 13, 2014
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