Virginia (Ginny) Haviland Eland

Virginia (Ginny) Haviland Eland, 92, of Florida and formerly of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023, after a brief illness surrounded by her children at her home in Florida.

Virginia was born on Sept 20, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant the daughter of Frank and Margaret Haviland. Virginia was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Gary Eland, on January 17, 1950. They moved to Florida in 1961.  Gary preceded her in death on September 27, 1983.

Ginny loved spending time with family and friends.  She was well known for her great cooking skills, and many made requests for her baked goodies.   Virginia was a member of the National TTT Society Chapter A, Founder’s Chapter, of Mt. Pleasant. She was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in Venice, Florida for over 50 years.  She retired from the GTE phone company after working for over 25 years.

She is survived by daughters, Rebecca (Randy) Willis of Rogers, Arkansas, Debbie Eland of Venice, Florida, Dee Anne (Bruce) Bramblett of Rainier, Washington; her son, Tim (Sandy) Eland of Venice, Florida along with seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.


Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and two brothers.


A Requiem Holy Eucharist will be held at 10:30 on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant, with Rev. Wayne Kamm officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.

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Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, is caring for her arrangements.