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Elizabeth Joann Fitzgerald

January 8, 1933 - August 24, 2021

Elizabeth Joann Fitzgerald, 88, of Lynchburg went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born to Wade and Alice Sager on January 8, 1933, in Piedmont, West Virginia.  She was the widow of Dr. Russell G. Fitzgerald.

She worked alongside her husband at Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. She also served many years at Liberty Home Bible Institute.

Surviving are her son, Brad Fitzgerald (Ruth); daughter, Gwen Riggleman (Newton); grandchildren, Erin Fitzgerald, Skye Riggleman, Kara & Kayla Riggleman; one great-grandchild, Jensen; brother, Bob Sager (Becky).

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her Savior Jesus Christ and her family dearly.

The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to Senior Independence Hospice, especially Kelly, Tabitha, Jennifer, Jasmine, Bill and Skyelar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Russell G. Fitzgerald; grandson, Bradley Fitzgerald; sisters, Doris Hadley, Lorraine Stevenson and Nancy Niland.

A graveside service will be held Friday, August 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Virginia Memorial Park.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

A graveside service will be held Friday, August 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Virginia Memorial Park.

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MAY THE PEACE AND COMFORT OF OUR LORD And SAVIOR KEEP YOU AT PERFECT PEACE AND THE JOY OF KNOWING YOUR MOM IS AT PEACE WITH HER LORD AND JUNIE AND ALL HER FAMILY. WE LOVE YOU ALL AUNT PEACHIE AND UNCLE BUNK

Posted by Carolyn Fitzgerald on August 26, 2021

Joann was a beautiful, delightful, and classy lady with whom I had the privilege of working alongside at Liberty Home Bible Institute. Her face and her voice lit with joy and pride when she talked about Brad and Gwen, and that was often. Our hearts went out to the family when Russ and Bradley passed. May God bless and comfort each of you with precious memories and the knowledge Joann suffers no more as she serves her Savior and enjoys the unfathomable joys of Heaven.

Posted by Kay Raysor on August 26, 2021

With our deepest sympathies from all of us here at Valley Proteins. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jean Moore on August 25, 2021

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