Virginia “Ginny” Powers Haley, 78, of Rockport, TX passed away peacefully on December 11, 2021, surrounded by her family. Ginny was born in Whiteville, NC and grew up in Chadbourn, NC.
After graduating from college, she enjoyed an adventurous life while living in St. Croix, U.S.V.I., Jamaica, West Indies and Rockport, Texas. Ginny worked as a Secretary & Bookkeeper for most of her life, ending that career at Live Oak Bank in Rockport. She later worked as an Account Clerk and Secretary for Texas Parks & Wildlife while also giving tours at the Fulton Mansion in the Rockport area. For a brief time, she returned to Chadbourn and enjoyed several years with The News Reporter while reporting on social events in the area. Ginny then retired to Rockport to be with her children and grandchildren. Ginny enjoyed many years of involvement in the Chadbourn Strawberry Festival, the Rockport Fulton High School Band Boosters, and many other community events as well as the church. Ginny will be missed dearly and always remembered.
Ginny was preceded in death by her father, Vernon “Jiggs” Powers, stepfather, Frederick Roland Yates and mother, Edra Rebecca Yates.
She is survived by her brothers, Bryan Yates (Cindy) and Brad Yates (Lamonica), as well as her children, Kay Sharp (Glen), Phillip Haley (Laura) and Cynthia Williams (Royce). She is also survived by her seven grandchildren (Ashley, Courtney, Scout, Dalton, Clara, Abbie & Jarred).
A memorial will to be held in her honor, opposed to a traditional funeral service. We request all of Ginny’s loved ones join us in celebrating her beautiful life at First Baptist Rockport on December 18th at 11 AM. Additional services will follow in North Carolina in the Spring of 2022.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society Donation
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