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Virginia Margaret Burke

December 25, 1948 - November 19, 2021

Virginia “Gigi” Margaret Burke of Allen, Texas passed away on November 19, 2021 at the age of 72.  She was born on December 25, 1948 to John F and Virginia (Ray) Murphy in Somerville, Massachusetts.  Virginia grew up in Marshfield, Massachusetts where she graduated from Marshfield High School in 1966.  She worked as a social worker for the State of Massachusetts for over 30 years. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jack Murphy. She is survived by her daughter, Courtney Hathcock of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Trini Douglas and husband, Nate of Lubbock, Texas, Tonia Carroll of San Antonio, Texas, Tia Carroll of Lubbock, Texas, Taylor Carroll of Allen, Texas, and Tatum Carroll of Allen, Texas; great grandchildren, Ethan Douglas, Ellie Douglas, Valencia Carroll, and Seraphina Carroll; dog, Hazel; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Gigi was many things, but soft spoken was not one of them. If you had the pleasure of knowing Gigi, you know that you never had to wonder what she was thinking. If she thought it, she said it. While Gigi may have come across rough around the edges, she showed her love in other ways; Like giving out gift cards at the grocery store, helping out those in a tough spot, and reminding you to know your own worth. Gigi had a way of giving you the advice you never knew you needed, while always remaining poised and controlled. When Gigi wasn’t at one of her granddaughters’ sporting events, you could find her sitting on the front porch reading a book or watching her favorite movie, The Hunger Games. She loved the beach, crafting, lobster and an iced coffee made just right.  While Gigi may not be with us today, her advice and teachings will live on forever through her daughter Courtney and her five granddaughters (plus grand son-in-law) that stole her heart.

Gigi wanted to make it clear that if she had known how decades of smoking would have affected her quality of life, she never would have started.  In lieu of any type of donation, Gigi is asking you to stop smoking/vaping and not make the same mistake she did. 

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Gigi I loved that we used to hang out at the school waiting for the kids to come out. You always made me laugh and I loved you were always honest and to the point. You will be missed. Tracy, November 26, 2021 Ginny Thank you for reconnecting with me and sharing so much. I have fond memories of younger days from Green Harbor and reconnecting again warmed my heart in later years ! I know you're in heaven please save a place for me I may need your help getting in Rest In Peace John Flanders John Flanders, November 23, 2021 Courtney, I am so sad to hear about your mom's passing. We have been friends since the first grade in Marshfield. I just spoke with her a couple months ago. She would call to get an update on what was going on back here. We would catch up on all the gossip and laugh about old times. I will miss her calls. Take care and again my deepest sympathy. Donna, Class of '66.
DONNA FERNANDES GOMEZ, November 23, 2021 Oh GiGi. You are a force to be reckoned with. How do I know this? I’ve met you a few times but mostly because I know your daughter, Courtney. I know you are an amazing woman because you have the most amazing grandchildren and child. You are the epitome of “fierce”….poised yet transparent and honest. Strong and firm in your beliefs yet others first unconditionally. You will be so very missed. I know there will be plenty of GiGi moments to come lived out through Courtney and your grandchildren. Say “hi” to my mom and dad. They’re going to love you. Rest well. You are whole again. Love, Elaine & Salman Elaine Gustin, November 22, 2021 Courtney, My condolences for the loss of your mom. May she RIP. Sending prayers for comfort, peace to you and your entire family. Blessings and much love! Jodie Wallace & family Jodie Wallace, November 22, 2021 Prayers for your family, I am so sorry for your loss! Kaitlyn Bolton, November 22, 2021 Dear Courtney and family, Although I never had the pleasure of meeting GIgi in person, I did have the pleasure of having an interesting phone conversation regarding her concerns and love for Courtney during your college years. Lol She loved you fiercely and always will. I know you all gave her wonderful care and amazing devotion and I'm sure she was so very grateful in her own way. Please know I'm praying you all find peace in the beautiful memories you made with her. May she r.i.p. Jane Mailhiot, November 22, 2021 Gigi will be greatly missed, It’s not goodbye it’s I’ll see you later. Tia, November 22, 2021