Virginia ‘Ginny’ Marie Brinkley


Virginia “Ginny” Marie Brinkley, 69, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at her home in Old Fort.

Everyone knew and loved Ginny from her 17 years of dedicated employment at Fazoli’s Restaurant on North Lee Highway.

She was preceded in death by her parents: August and Virginia Calling, and her stepson, Joshua Brinkley.

She is survived by her husband, Kelvin Brinkley; children and their spouses: Rolando and Cynthia Scapellato, of Etowah, and Carla and Greg Wilson, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Ashly Scapellato, Amber Scapellato, Christopher Lagase, Hailey Lagase and Jonathan Lagase; siblings: Augie (Marion) Calling, Robert (Betty) Calling, Reggie (Judy) Calling, Patricia (Steve) Frankel, Christopher (Kathy) Calling, Paula (George) Norton; mother-in-law, Nancy Westmoreland; special nephew, Kurt Brinkley; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Blanchette officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Ginny’s name to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 300C, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Online condolences may be left for her family at


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