Ginger Fay Reynolds, age 72 of Ocean Springs, MS passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 in Ocean Springs, MS.
She was born on July 14, 1950 in Jackson, MS to Neville and Mabel Reynolds. Ginger moved to Ocean Springs as a teenager and graduated from high school in 1967. After attending MGCCC at Perkinston and the University of Southern MS, Ginger completed a degree in business. This led to her taking a position with South Mississippi Home Health Agency and residing in Hattiesburg for 25 years. Eventually Ginger became their head controller and a partner in the ownership of this agency. After retirement, Ginger moved back to her Ocean Springs neighborhood to be with life- long friends. Joining the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs brought Ginger much peace and valued fellowship.
Memories of Ginger must always be coupled with those of a four- legged friend. She was a dog lover supreme, never without a little companion. There are so many funny stories to tell and, especially, that of one little Jack Russell Terrier, "Sugar Babe", who became a contender in the first national Hambone Award, which garnered Ginger an interview on WLOX and a film crew at her door. Then, of course, her beloved little "Louie" and their many walks together became a staple and welcomed bit of joy throughout her downtown neighborhood. They are sorely missed.
Ginger loved “girl trips” with her Hattiesburg “sisters” whether it was Bellingrath gardens at Christmas, shopping in Fairhope, or getting scared silly in a cemetery late at night in Natchez, she loved it all. Going to Hal and Mals St. Patrick day parade to see sweet potato queen was a highlight. Ginger always wanted to have fun, but she also wanted to be sure everyone else was having fun too! Ginger would talk to anyone, and she did. Besides her loving friendship to all of us, we will most remember her giant, room filling throwing her head back laugh! Thank you, Ginger, for being our friend!
Ginger will be remembered with such joy. There was always a beautiful welcoming smile, that delightfully infectious laugh and, of course, her authentic Southern drawl. Our “Steel Magnolia” Ginger will be greatly missed by her family and many, many dear friends.
Ginger was preceded in death by her parents, Neville and Mabel Reynolds; pets, Flame, Sugar Babe, and Louie.
The family would like to extend a thank you to Lighthouse Assisted Living, Hospice of Light, and friends from church.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs, MS.