Loujinia Ruth "Ginny" Wheat

Ginny passed peacefully from this world at the age of 90 on December 13, 2014.  She was born May 5, 1924 in Dresden, TN to Thomas Edward & Susan Alva (Woodruff) Capps.  Shortly after her mother’s death, she was given to her oldest brother Casey & his wife Susan Elizabeth Capps and together they raised her and she became a beautiful, compassionate young woman. She was currently of DeWitt, Michigan.

On March 10, 1949 she married Marlon Ralph Wheat and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2014.  Ginny’s life was dedicated to taking care of her small family with all the passion and vigor the Good Lord gave her.  She was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.  She retired as a Teamster from Anchor Motor Freight and spent her retirement years traveling back and forth from Michigan, Tennessee and Florida with her traveling “sister” Martha Maynard.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her son, Steven Ralph (Rebecca); chosen daughter, Nuzly Reeves; chosen granddaughters, Jessica Murnen, Sasha Reeves and Oksana Reeves; grandson, Cody Grant Wheat; great-grandson, Da’Chi Isaiah Wheat; nieces – “sisters,” Shirley (Duane) Patterson, Patsy Dunn and Suzanne Bell; and many more nieces and nephews.

Steve & Becky would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the kindness, compassion and professional care our “granny” received from Aunt Donna, all of the staff, caregivers, residents and families from Rosewood AFC of DeWitt and the Hometown Hospice Caregivers.  Thank you!

A visitation will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel at 325 West Washtenaw Street, Lansing, MI  48933. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Mike, Tina & Cameryn Dunn
December 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Steve & Becky…our deepest condolences on the passing of Aunt Gin. We all looked forward to her visits to Martin and really enjoyed her great spirit. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.


Del & Carol Meister
December 18, 2014 at 10:38 am

Steve & Becky
Ginny will be missed by all who knew her. God bless both of you.

Patsy,Shirley, Duane,Suzanne
December 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Steve & Becky….You all are in our thoughts and prayers today and always. We cannot be there but our hearts are there with you all. Gin was so very special to us. God bless you and your family in the time of sorrow. Love you all

Stephanie and Sandy Patterson
December 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

I wish to express our deepest sympathy on the pass of Aunt Gin. It was always a pleasure when she would come visit us in Martin! God Bless you and your family.

Jeff and Lindy Patterson
December 20, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Saddened to hear the news of our Aunt Gin passing. She will be deeply missed, we always looked forward to her coming to visit us in Martin. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family

Scott and Susan Ribble, Kadin, Kiefer and Khloe Grace
December 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Steve and Becky…. We are so sorry to hear about Gin. We always looked forward to and loved Gin visiting us in Martin. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


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