May 10, 1970 ~ May 15, 2022

Born in: Durham, North Carolina
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Virginia E. Hays passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Born on May 10, 1970 in Durham, NC, she was the daughter of Jayne H. Hays of Asheville and the late J. Duncan Hays.

She grew up in Lumberton, NC until she moved to Asheville when she was 16 years old.

She attended T.C. Roberson, High Point College, and UNCA. For the past 15 years she worked as an Ophthalmic Scribe for Carolina Ophthalmology PA of Asheville and Hendersonville.

Virginia loved her Arabian horses which she showed for many years, winning multiple awards locally, regionally, and nationally.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Jared Hays of New York City, NY.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to A Hope For Horses, PO Box 1449, Leicester, NC 28748 or to an animal rescue organization of your choice.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Ginger I enjoyed working with you over the years and seeing each other at the barn. You kept Dr Navon straight over the years when he was there and most recent Dr Joseph. Both of those tasks were not easy! You will be greatly missed! I am praying for Jayne and Jared as they cope with this.

  2. You are already so missed, Ging. I am blessed to have known you, and to have had the honor of calling you friend. I’ll bet there’s a pasture full of horses up there in Heaven, just for you. ❤️

  3. Ginger was one of the kindest people I knew, always asking how everyone else was doing and always willing to help.
    I love you and you will be missed!
    Sending my love to Jared and Mrs. Hays through this difficult time.

  4. You were an amazing person, I’m heart broken that I only got a few months with you but thankful God brought a little piece of you in my life. You made sure that we all felt comfortable at work and you were a joy to be around. I’ll miss talking with you and joking around

  5. My heart is truly broken right now. Ginger was one of my sweetest friends @ carolina ophthalmology mology. I worked with her for 6 years. She was the sweetest,kindest person I have ever know. She was a single mother to her son Jared and was exceptional mom. And yes she always kept Dr Navon in line and was always awesome at her job. I will miss her dearly. Praying for her mom and son. You blessed my life more than you will ever know. Rip my friend. Love you

  6. Ginger was such an incredibly hardworking and dedicated employee. She is irreplaceable. She was also a nice friend. She is gone way too soon. Prayers for her family.

  7. Ginger the sweetest soul and my BIGGEST supporter and backbone when I first started to scribe for Dr.Park without her I couldn’t have done it and I will forever be thankful to have known her and worked with her for so many years. She was one of a kind and she will for sure be missed by everyone. Prayers to her family and friends ♥️

  8. I hated hearing of your passing you will be remembered fondly. May God bring peace and comfort to those you left behind. RIP

  9. My heart is truly broken, I can’t believe you are no longer here. I worked with Ginger for 6 years @ Carolina Opthalmology. She was the sweetest , most kind person and caring person who always made everyone’s life better. She was awesome at her job and always keeping Dr Navon and Dr Joseph on their toes. I will miss your beautiful smile. She loved her horses and and competed in many horse shows. She was just a geniune human being. I was blessed to have you in my life. You will be forever missed by everyone. You will forever remain in my heart until we meet one day in beautiful heaven. Prayers to your mother and son Jared.

  10. Jayne we are so sorry for you’re loss. If we can do anything to help you during this difficult time just name it. David and Skyland Exxon staff.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss your dear co-worker. I have recently been in the office and have been praying for you all during this time.

  12. Because I have been a patient of Dr. Navone, Sbarboro, and now Dr. Joseph, I had the privilege of becoming acquainted with Ginger who scribed for them. She had a quiet, professional manner, always attentive to my needs!
    John and I will miss seeing Ginger!

  13. My husband and i met this lady on my visit for eye care . She was professional and a people person . I am sorry for the loss both to the patients and the staff .


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