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Mrs. Virginia C.
Erickson
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Virginia C. Erickson, known to her friends as “Ginny,” passed into eternal life in the early hours of March
20, 2020. She was born Virginia Claire Cutts in Jamaica, New York, on January 7, 1931, the first child of Vernon
V. Cutts, Jr. and Fredericka Schult Cutts. Her parents called her “Honey Girl.” Ginny grew up in Jamaica, graduating from Shimer Junior High School and John Adams High School. In May 1955, she married Richard N. “Dick” Erickson of South Ozone Park. The bride and the groom were both members of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in South Ozone Park. The couple lived first in Jamaica, then in Hempstead and Garden City, New York, and raised a family of four children with whom they spent many happy years. In Hempstead, Ginny was a long-time member of the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, where she taught Sunday school. For the past dozen or so years she has found a spiritual home at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Garden City. For many years, Ginny taught at a nursery school in nearby Rockville Centre. Both Dick and Ginny Erickson were active for many years in the Long Island branch of the Mended Hearts organization. Dick passed away in 1997. Ginny is survived by her younger brother, Robert V. Cutts of St. Petersburg, Florida; by her children Richard, Robert, Christian, and Amy Erickson; by her grandchildren, Anastasia Romero and Chase and Casey Erickson; by her great-grandson, Grayson Nash Romero; and by many good friends. Her grandchildren always called her “Oma.” Ginny loved games and puzzles of all kinds and especially enjoyed playing canasta. She’ll be remembered as a dear and wonderful mother and grandmother, a devout Christian, and as a friend who was always ready to help in times of need. Donations to the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 420 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 are requested in lieu of flowers: https://resgc.org/give

 

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