Virginia May (French) Stickney
1935 - 2015
Virginia May (French) Stickney, 80, of Norridgewock, went to be with Jesus after a brief illness on December 21, 2015. Ginny is predeceased by her beloved husband Ervin Stickney and her sweet granddaughter Willow Mae. Ginny was also preceded in death by her loving parents Clyde and Beatrice French, and her sisters Charlotte, Eva, Carol and Jane.
She is survived by her children MacKenzie Salinas and husband Heriberto of North Carolina, Melody Adams and husband Carlton of Skowhegan, James Goodwin and wife Kim of Benton, Tammy Bancroft of North Carolina, April Sesin and husband Al of Newport, Bernard Stickney and partner Diane of Mars Hill, Pamela Stickney and partner George of Winslow, Mark Stickney of Chelsea, Barbie Bell of Skowhegan, and Gordon Stickney and wife Debbie of Chelsea. Her grandchildren are Ginger, Stephen, Adam, Velvet, Abraham, Misty, Hope, Jamie, Jimmy, Mike, Stacie, Amber, Aaron, John, Billi-Jo, Sarai, Benjamin, Jennifer, Ramsey, Marlania, Lily, Kaley, and Nicole. Her great grandchildren are Umberto, Camille, Piper, Rowena, Jude, Desmond, Indigo, Isaiah, Elijah, Mason, Isabelle, Kaleb, Nathan, Maritza, Torie, Sammy, Lily, Zoe, Calvin, Gabriel, Jimmy, Elijah, Daquan, Raheem, Araianna, Alea, Jasmine, Jada, Emilio, Janna, Jerry, Nicayla, Nicholas, Jacob, Mariah, Jacoby. And a great great granddaughter Nytalia. She is also survived by three siblings, Louise Kenny of New Hampshire, Leland French also of New Hampshire and Grace Shepard of Florida.
Ginny was born on March 1, 1935, in Pittsfield, NH. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1953. Her life began as the youngest of eight children, growing up on Weeping Elm Farm. She was avidly devoted to serving her family. She loved milking the cows and caring for all the animals. This special love for animals continued throughout her life.
The joy of her life has been her children and grandchildren where her fun loving spirit flourished throughout the years. From sunbathing on the roof to walking barefoot in the first snow you could count on her to do the unexpected.
Her compassion was a shining example to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was drawn to the hurting and the ability to comfort with a word, gesture, or just listening. She never gave advice but loved all unconditionally.
She was a faithful servant to her Lord Jesus and a strong prayer warrior. When you took a need to her you knew the answer was on the way. Where ever she was she found joy in serving others, whether it was helping with a bag of groceries or an uplifting word. One of the happiest times in her life was helping at Shepherds Flock Preschool. We will miss her shining light until we meet her again one day.
A celebration of her life will be at her home church, New Beginnings Church of God at 292 Main Street, Waterville, Me. On December 26th at 1130. Please join us for a reception in the fellowship hall.
The family would like to give a special thanks to her granddaughter, Billi-Jo for the loving, dedicated care she gave to her precious Grammy.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. I will say of the Lord, he is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91:1, 2
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