Virginia Gloria Barthelemy, 93, of Tampa, FL passed away on December 20, 2021, at home.
Virginia was born on April 23, 1928, in Atlantic City, New Jersey to Furman Supplee and Pauline Neff.
At a very young age, her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida, where she spent most of her childhood. Virginia met her husband Victor in Florida and lived most of her adult life in Tampa.
She had 3 children, Patricia McNamee, John Barthelemy (wife Naomi) and Victor Barthelemy, Jr (wife Bonnie). She has 7 grandchildren, Howard Segal, Kristie McNamee, Tommy McNamee (wife Gloria) Amber Rodgers (husband Ron), Autumn Pandolfo (husband Ron), Jason Barthelemy (wife Greta), and Jennifer Tyndall (husband Steve), 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She worked at Sears, Martins Uniforms and then Publix Super Markets. Virginia’s hobbies included raising Bromeliads, Orchids, and African Violets. She also collected a myriad of lions, mugs, and anything with Florida State Seminole and Miami Dolphin logos.
Virginia was an active member of the United Methodist Women for the Florida Conference as well as at Temple Terrace UMC and Oak Grove UMC. She was also involved in PTA for many years and Band Booster Club. She volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Florida State Fair, and the Lowry Park Zoo.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am on Friday, January 28th at Bay Hope Church, 17030 Lakeshore Road, Lutz, FL.
Mary Lou Harden
So sorry to learn of Virginia’s passing and that we were not informed at the time. Virginia was a long-time member of Tampa African Violet Society and attended meetings regularly until her eyesight prevented her from driving. We so enjoyed her friendship over the years. The members of Tampa African Violet Society send their heartfelt sympathy and condolences.
Mary Lou Harden, President