Virginia Paul

Obituary of Virginia Paul

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Virginia Marie Paul, age 96, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023 at her home on Hardaman Circle, in Boone, NC. Born October 2, 1926, in Magnolia, New Jersey, Gini was the eldest of two daughters of Paul and Dorothy Palmer. She grew up in Haddon Heights, NJ, and attended Haddon Heights High School, where she met her husband, John (Jack) Paul. Gini and Jack had four children--John, Richard, Sheryl, and Andrew—and they spent time living in Barrington, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Dunedin, FL, before moving to Boone. Gini was a loving wife and mother, who was very focused on her family. She was a thoughtful person who loved reading and learning, especially in the areas of health and spirituality. She loved to explore different beliefs, schools of thought, and cultural styles, and she was a passionate artist and musician. Gini also had a great sense of humor and was often playful and mischievous. While in Dunedin, she studied astrology and would do in-depth astrological charts for family and friends. In addition, she spent time as a real estate agent there. In later years, Jack and Gini traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, learning about the history and traditions of other areas. Gini is survived by a large and growing family, including her sons, daughter, and their spouses: John and Jan Paul, Rik Paul and Debi Albeyta, Sherri and Jim Nicholls, and Andrew. Also surviving is her sister, Judy Blanchard; nine grandchildren and their spouses, including Tara Paul and Amanda Lynn-Paul, Luke and Chelsea Nicholls, Matt and Kerri Nicholls, Dustin and Tanya Nicholls, Heather and Justin Tillery, Tami Petrea, Nathan Paul, Maryn Paul, and Maria Paul; 15 great-grandchildren, including William and Ryan Hampton, Nicholas and Kathryn Petrea; Taylor, Levi, and Maizie Nicholls; Mathew and Daniel Nicholls; Kahlyn and Kolton Nicholls; Rose, Charlotte and Lucy Tillery; and Hunter Lynn-Paul. She is also survived by her sister's son and daughter, Robert and Jenny Sullivan, and many relatives in Jack's family. In addition to her parents, Gini was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, and a nephew, Chris Sullivan. To honor Gini's memory, in lieu of flowers, please do a random act of kindness for someone in need. Online condolences may be shared at the website
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