Raymond S.  Ginn
Wednesday
14
August

Viewing

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church
410 Dighton Ave
Snow Hill, Maryland, United States
Wednesday
14
August

Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church
410 Dighton Ave
Snow Hill, Maryland, United States

Obituary of Raymond S. Ginn

Raymond Smith Ginn, was born on December 12, 1921, to Raymond Agent Ginn and Ella Collick Ginn, on a farm in Pocomoke, MD. He was the 5th of eleven children. He entered eternal rest on August 7, 2019.

 

He completed the 9th grade in the Pocomoke City, MD school system. While education was important to him, he chose to stop his schooling to help provide support for his family. At age 18, he went to CC Camp and continued to help support his family. Later, he was drafted into the US Army and reported for duty in December of 1942.

 

In the Army, he served in the 366th Infantry for three years.  His Infantry was one of the two, all Black Infantry Regiments. The 366th Infantry was also known as The Fighting Men of the 366th. They were a training and security Infantry, who did many things, including guarded the fighter base of the Tuskegee Airman in WWII. He received The Bronze Star and many metals and ribbons for bravery beyond the call of duty. During his service, he traveled to: Casablanca and Algeria in Africa; Nepal, Italy and Manila, Philippines. He was honorably discharged from the Army as a Sargent.

 

After WWII, he married the lovely Geneva Betty Dale on October 26,1946. They were married for 58 beautiful years and raised five children together. Geneva was his best friend and the light, laughter and love of his life. When asked his favorite color, he always said, “Beige like Geneva!”

In April 1949, he started work at the State Highway Administration and retired in January 1984.

In January of 1959 he joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized in the same month. He became active within a couple of years and served the church with dedication, in many capacities, including: Trustee, Assistant Chairman of the Cemetery, Chairman of the Financial Committee/Financial Secretary and Chairman of the Trustee Board.

He was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and attended his first game in Camden Stadium at the great age of 90. He loved his home and his favorite place was sitting on his sun porch, greeting the constant stream of friends and family who came to visit. He was an excellent listener and always dispensed priceless wisdom to all who would listen. He was kind and always seemed to know everyone’s individual needs. His mind was sharp and his wit was unmatched.

He reaffirmed his love for Christ in recent years and could be heard asking for his Bible. He looked forward to prayer and enjoyed Psalms 91, which was also a favorite passage of Geneva’s.

Preceding him are: his wife Geneva (Dale) Ginn; Sisters - Frances Teagle, Bessie Smith, Annie Bagwell, Nadine Jones, Bernice Ginn, Louise Houston; Bothers - Lawrence Ginn and Marion “Zobie” Marshall.

Leaving to cherish his memories are his sisters: Naomi Thomas and Marcylee Dedrick of Pocomoke, MD. His children: Archie Dale of Snow Hill, MD, Walter Ginn (Tamara) of Baltimore MD, Raymond Ginn (Arlene) of Salisbury, MD, Genevieve Jones (Carl) of Piscataway, NJ, and Darlene Ginn of Baltimore, MD. His grandchildren: Janelle Jones of Minneapolis, MN, Christopher Jones of Los Angeles, CA, Morgan Ginn of Baltimore, MD, Tonya Ginn of Pocomoke, MD, Derrick Dale (Tykeisha) of Snow Hill, MD and De’Nesha Dale of Snow Hill, MD, his “Princess.” Additionally, he leaves behind a host of great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 14, at 11 AM, with a viewing one-hour prior, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Dighton Ave, Snow Hill, MD 21863.  Please visit thestewartfuneralhome.com to view the obituary and offer condolences to the family.

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