Sister Virginia Ann (Ginger) deGravelle, OSB, 72, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in St. Scholastica Monastery.  Virginia Ann deGravelle was born November 10, 1939, in Lafayette, La. to George and Marie Billeaud deGravelle.  She attended University of Louisiana—Layafette, majoring in Accounting and Business.  She worked as an accountant and as director of volunteers for a hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana until she was 50.  Sister Ginger entered St. Scholastica Monastery in September, 1993. She worked in the monastery business office, served as treasurer for six years, took care of the medical bills for the sisters and was on the Governing Board of St. Anthony/St. Vincent Morrilton Medical Center for two years.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Sister Ginger is survived by one sister, Nancy Zembower and her husband, Gayle; one brother, George deGravelle and his wife Debbie; one niece; two nephews; and her religious family.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated on March 24 with Reverend David McKillin, OSB, presiding, followed by interment in the monastery cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Scholastica Monastery Continuing Care Fund, P.O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Philip; and two sisters, Alice Stinchcomb and Genevieve Wood. She is survived by several nephews and nieces and her monastic community.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Scholastica Continuing Care Fund, P. O. Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913.Donate In Sr. Ginger deGravelle’s Memory
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