Virginia (Ginny) Lukehart, 77, of Peachtree City, Ga.


On Thursday, April 13, 2023, Virginia Lukehart, loving wife, mother of two children, grandmother of one grandchild and one grandpuppy, passed away at the age of 77.

Virginia, or Ginny, as she preferred to be called, was born on September 14, 1945, to Alexander and Helen Meckley. She received her associate degree in business from Robert Morris College in 1965, worked in a medical office for a year, happily transitioning to the role of homemaker after that. On May 15, 1965, she married John Lukehart. They raised two daughters, Melissa and Bethany.

Virginia (Ginny) Lukehart, 77, of Peachtree City, Ga.
Virginia (Ginny) Lukehart, 77, of Peachtree City, Ga.

Ginny was a strong and independent-minded woman who was creative and inventive. When she first arrived in Peachtree City, she was active as a Girl Scout troop leader for 2 troops, even taking a Junior troop to the Juliette Gordon Low house in Savannah, GA.

Later, her youngest daughter’s profession — teaching elementary music — gave Ginny the ideal outlet for creativity and craftiness, as she took an active interest in not only lesson planning but also in the performances which were consistently well-attended.

Ginny loved holidays, especially Christmas, Halloween, and birthdays. Every detail was always perfect, from the menus to the timelines of the actual events. In fact, to say that Ginny was detail-oriented is to say that water is wet. She loved summers best — warm days with afternoons spent at the pool, with Popsicles afterwards.

Ginny was preceded in death by her father, Alex, and her mother, Helen. She is survived by her husband, John, her two children, Melissa, and Bethany, her grandson, Steven, and a beloved Yorkshire terrier, Aria.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, 135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral will follow on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., at the same location.

Flowers may be sent to 135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, GA, 30269. Because of Ginny’s long involvement with the Girls Scouts of America, donations may be made to that organization at

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Lukehart family.