Paula Jeanne Vance Fitzgerald
Dec. 22, 1944 to Nov. 25, 2019
Paula Jeanne Vance Fitzgerald, 74, of Morganton, NC, passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, November 25, 2019. She was born on December 22, 1944 in Avery County to the late Paul Vance and Fay Justice Vance. Paula brought warmth into the lives of each individual that she met through her enormous personality, vivacious laughter, and her giving heart. She made a point to make a personal connection with everyone she met; making them feel important, special, and heard. Paula was a monthly donor to St. Judes Children’s Hospital and the Shriners Hospital as well as other local organizations.
Paula is survived by her loving husband, Michael Fitzgerald, Sr. and her children, Suzy, Michael (Cameron) and Sally Fitzgerald; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who saw her as their greatest role model and favorite chef. Also surviving are her sisters, Barbara Vance Boardman (Fred), and Debbie Vance Yates (Ronnie).
A Celebration of Paula’s life will be held at 12:00pm, Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Oak Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul McClure and Rev. April Abernathy officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you keep Paula’s charitable spirit alive by making a donation to either St. Judes children’s Hospital or the Shriner Hospital.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Service: Nov. 30, 2019
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