Josephine "Myrtle" Fitzgerald
1929 - 2020
Josephine "Myrtle" Fitzgerald


Josephine Myrtle (Schmith) Fitzgerald, 91, widower of Marshel H. Fitzgerald, of Greenville, died on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Augusta Health.

She was born January 27, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of the late J. Charles and Adelaide (Scheafer) Schmith.

Josephine was a member of Pines Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Family members include four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Beckie Fitzgerald, John and Lori Fitzgerald, Danny and Pat Fitzgerald, and Tony and Jean Fitzgerald; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joan Fitzgerald and Ken Magalong, Barbara and Kenny Jones, and Marsha and Clarence Henderson; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020, in Pines Chapel Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Merle Fisher. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons and Donnie Harris.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020, in the Henry Funeral Home.

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Published by The News Virginian on Oct. 29, 2020.
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I´m very sorry to hear this my grandmother Estelle Fitzgerald was married to sim Fitzgerald and I know they spend sometime together she was always fond of her. I spent a lot of time with my grandma and I remember her coming to visit she was such a lovely person prayers and my condolences she will be miss and god gain another angel to heaven
Ashley burnett
October 30, 2020
During this time my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Your mother was an amazing woman and I know she will be
Greatly Missed
Sincere Sympathy
Robert & Ruth (Fitzgerald) Cook
Ruth Cook
October 30, 2020
So sorry to hear about Myrtle she was a wonderful lady always with a smile I know the family will miss her dearly my prayers are with you
So sorry to hear about Myrtle she was a wonderful lady always with a smile I k
October 30, 2020
So sorry for your lost praying for the whole family. God Bless to all may his peace comfort you. Sorry I can´t come I am in Colorado
Daniel Carter
October 29, 2020
She was the glue that held her family together!!! A good woman! A hard working wife and mother!!! Remember all that she taught each of you!!! Never forget how much she loves her family!!! Prayers for all at this time.
Lucille Moats
October 29, 2020
So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very sweet woman. Sending prayers and love to y’all and the family.
Denise Rosson
October 29, 2020
Sending our love and prayers to the entire family from your Texas family. I only had the pleasure of meeting Aunt Mert twice, but she left a lasting memory..once when Joe and Judy got married and another at the family reunion in Baltimore. She was a ball of fire and loved playing cards with Joe and Uncle Joe - my kids still talk about how much fun she was!
sheila rafferty
October 29, 2020
To Barbara and Marsha, sorry to hear about your mom. Myrtle was always kind and such a sweet lady.
October 29, 2020