Condolences from our Peach Pundit family go out to Congressman Phil Gingrey on the loss of his mother.  We also extend them to one of our own.  Obi’s Sister lost her father last night.  Please keep them, the Gingrey Family, and the Roberts family in your thoughts and prayers.

The arrangements for Congressman Gingrey’s mother, Mrs. Helen Gannon Gingrey, are listed below:

AIKEN – Mrs. Helen Gannon Gingrey, 95, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church with the Reverend Gregory Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Graniteville Cemetery.
Mrs. Gingrey was born in New York, NY, a daughter of the late John Patrick and Ellen Mary Heron Gannon. She has been a resident of Aiken County most of her adult life, and was a member of the Pink Lady Auxiliary at Aiken Regional Medical Center. She was a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and often attended Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.
Survivors include her three sons, Bill (Gail) Gingrey, Aiken, James F. Gingrey, Jr., Atlanta, GA, Congressman Phil (Billie) Gingrey, MD, Marietta, GA; six grandchildren, Doug Gingrey, Alison Gingrey Sheppard, Billy Gingrey, Gannon Manning, Phyllis Collins and Laura Niel Shuessler; 18 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Gingrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 105 Summerwood Way, Aiken, SC 29803, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 (
A prayer service will be held at 5:00 PM Friday evening with the family receiving friends until 7:00 PM at SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC. Mrs. Gingrey’s online guest book may be signed at:

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