Virginia C. Potter, 90, of Melbourne, Florida – Obituary

Virginia C. Potter (Ginny)
Virginia C. Potter (Ginny)

MELBOURNE, Florida – Virginia C. Potter (Ginny) age 90, passed away in Longwood, Florida on July 1, 2018.

The daughter of Wilbert and Agnes Smith, Ginny, along with her sister, Patricia, grew up in Eau Claire, WI.

In the late 40’s, Ginny attended Eau Claire Teachers College. In the 80’s she earned a BS degree in early childhood education from Oakland University.

She then ran her own childcare facility for several years. Ginny had a great love of music, played the violin, and was an accomplished singer.

Ginny was active in her churches: St. George’s in Warren, MI, and St. John’s in Melbourne, FL. Often she volunteered to read stories to the children in Melbourne Schools.

She was predeceased by: her first husband, Robert Potter, 1993; her second husband, Robert Hazleton, 2011; her son Christopher, 2011; and, her sister, Patricia in 2016.

Seven of her eight boys survive Ginny, they are: Thomas (Pat Nama) Potter, John (John Kershek) Potter, Mark (Nancy) Potter, Steven (Nancy) Potter, Andrew (Heike) Potter, Michael (Missie) Potter, Bruce (Patti) Potter; 21 Grandchildren; and, Christopher’s widow Carol Potter.

Ginny touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.

Donations in Ginny’s honor are encouraged for: the Alzheimer’s Association (; the Hospice of the Comforter in gratitude for the care provided by their amazing employees and volunteers (; or, The Fountains of Melbourne Employee

Christmas Fund (The Fountains of Melbourne, 4451 Stack Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901-8561) in gratitude for their wonderful care. A Memorial Service for Ginny is planned for a later date in Grand Rapids, MI.

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