Virginia “Gee Gee” Salmon Lewis
January 1, 1970 - February 1, 2017

Facebook lost a loyal "liker" on February 1, 2017. Gee Gee passed with peace and grace with her family at her side.

Predeceased by her Daddy, Frank D. Salmon; Mama, Audrey F. Salmon; and Brother, Bill Salmon.

Survived by daughters: Karen Jones (Eddy), Heather Hardwick (Kris), and Martha Kane.

Grands: Sidney, Copper Roo, Amazing Grace, Elijah Bear, Kelby, Kerby, and Holland.

She is also survived by a sister, Donna Davis (Colon) and five nephews: Greg, Jeff, Anthony, Wes, and Will.

Gee Gee was born on November 23, 1947 in Ashland, KY. She was the Jack of All Trades and the Master of Many. She was known for her cakes, cooking and waiting until the last minute to start and finish something. She also enjoyed crafting, game nights with family, smoking cigarettes, watching The Weather Channel, Orange Crush with LOTS of ice, Lays plain potato chips, staying up all night and sleeping all day. She loved her girls unconditionally and that love reached a whole new level when Sidney Leigh was born. Gee Gee’s heart was bigger than life. She would have given you the shirt off of her back and offered you a dollar, even if she didn’t have it.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 25 at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte, N.C. The family would like to encourage you to wear something purple. A reception with her favorite foods will follow.

The family would like to thank the SECU Hospice House for their genuine care and love during their mother’s last days.

She leaves us rich in memories and laughter.


  • Kate and Summer Williamson Posted February 3, 2017 5:15 pm

    We loved you GeeGee! You told and taught us all a lot ! Your southern grace lives on in your girls . Thank you for always loving us back and keeping us in check with reality. Make Derrick a Texas Sheet Cake in heaven it was Summers favorite birthday cake from you!!! We love your family and we will all watch after each other always. Love to you all, Kate and Summer

  • Deb Boyce Posted February 3, 2017 5:35 pm

    Gee Gee, you will be missed but you have left a wonderful legacy – your two beautiful daughters and their families. What a blessing to have known you. Deb & Jim Boyce

  • Linda Callender Posted February 3, 2017 6:19 pm

    I have many memories of Gee Gee, most of them involving laughter! She loved life, and she loved her family. She touched the lives of many through the use of her many talents. Best of all, she raised strong, independent women who will be survivors because that is what their mother taught them to be. May God bless and comfort all of her family!

  • Lynn Alderton Posted February 3, 2017 7:18 pm

    Gee-Gee, From your friends/residents of Sunset Creek Commons, it has been a pleasure and an honor to know you and spend time with you. You kept us all in check when we were out of line and kept us all in laughter the rest of the time. You will be missed so very much for your friendship, laughter, knowledge, and kindness. God bless you on your travel to heaven and starting the hard job of watching over the rest of us who are left in this world waiting for our trip to paradise. We love you very much!
    Missing you!
    Bobbette, Rebecca, Lynn, Virginia, Ed and all your other friends.

  • Beverly Carlisle Posted February 3, 2017 7:49 pm

    I always loved Gee Gee’s cheerful happy-go-lucky attitude! Her spirit will be in our hearts forever. Prayers of comfort for her family & friends. :purple_heart:

  • Janet Evans Posted February 3, 2017 9:44 pm

    I am proud to have called Gee Gee my friend! She was a wonderful , lovely lady, and I enjoyed our many conversations. So sorry that we never got to have our lunch together that we planned to have, but we shall meet again some day. I will miss her!

  • Jean Miller Posted February 3, 2017 9:47 pm

    My love and prayers are with you alll. One of my favorite memories of GeeGee is when she had her business Betty Harrelson and I would go down, go back in her kitchen to see what was cookin . She would pull hot bread out of oven and break us off a big piece, was always so good. We loved her Coconut cake. I told her recently I could eat half of one. She smiled and said she could eat the other half.

  • Leigh Ann Frink Posted February 4, 2017 5:54 am

    This tribute made me laugh and cry. It captures perfectly the Miss Gee Gee I have known and loved all my life along with her life well lived. Facebook will never be the same without her, for sure.

    Love and hugs to Karen and Heather. Thank you for sharing you sweet mama with me.

  • Leigh Ann Frink Posted February 4, 2017 5:58 am

    My two-word name shows up as just Leigh, instead of Leigh Ann. Always a pet peeve, but I laughed thinking about the time Miss Gee Gee said, “Well, imagine how I feel when mine shows up as just Gee.” xoxo

  • Margaret Medon Posted February 7, 2017 1:01 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Gee Gee’s passing. Although I haven’t seen her in a long time, too long, just thinking about brought a smile to my face. We spent several years working together at Corning and I have missed ‘Geeg’. What a special lady!

  • Theresa Inman Posted February 25, 2017 3:07 pm

    Gee-Gee we always shared “waitress” stories and in true Gee-Gee form you always “won.” But I will never forget over a year a go when my home was flooded you offered me a place to stay. I will forever love you for that. As fate would have it, I have “the Crud” and couldn’t say a proper good-bye. Soar and if God allows Facebook in Heaven, we are all liked!!! Love you. Theresa Inman

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