Cover photo for Virginia "Jinger" Hollowell's Obituary
1953 Virginia 2020

Virginia "Jinger" Hollowell

March 12, 1953 — December 23, 2020

Jinger Jimenez Hollowell, a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Friend, was called to her Heavenly Home on December 23, 2020, after losing her battle to COVID.

Mom was born and raised in Abilene, where she made many lifelong friends, attended Fannin Elementary, Franklin Jr. High and Abilene High School.
Here to honor her memory, her Loving Husband Robert Kearney; five children who dearly love and miss her, Dawn Masias Smith, Shawna Haught, Chance Peables, Ricca Tidmore and husband Kason Tidmore and Rod Hollowell; six Grandchildren, Lee Ortiz, Paige Epstein, Christian Emily Ortiz, Abigail Mahaffey, Elizabeth Tidmore, and John Tidmore; brothers, Carlos Jimenez Jr., Richard Jimenez; sister, Ora Velasquez; Aunt, Rosa Stokes; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Awaiting Mom’s heavenly arrival were her parents, Carlos Jimenez Sr. and Alice Chia Jimenez; sister, Elena Chia; brothers, Larry Jimenez and Arthur “Archie Jimenez, grandsons, Latham Tidmore and Britton Tidmore.

Mom was a phenomenal nail artist, she would hand paint whatever her customers wanted, from SpongeBob for the kids to leopard print for Moms, Santa Clause for Christmas, Flags for the 4th of July.

Mom was an exceptional cook, a trait she inherited from our Memo. Mom loved to spoil us; she would make porkchops 5 different ways to make us all happy. Mom always made our friends feel welcome and at home. The last several Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays, mom had to make twice as much dressing for the kids to take home because we all fought over it!

Mom or Jinger with a J as she would say, will be remembered for her big, beautiful smile, her contagious laugh, the way she would brighten up the room when she walked in, her kindness, warmth and compassion, but most of all for the love she gave each one of us. Mom guided us with her gentleness and loving heart, she taught us so many lifelong lessons we will always cherish. The most important one we will always carry in our hearts, “Never judge anyone and always love unconditionally”.

A service to honor her memory will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021, 11:00 am at Elmwood Funeral Home, Hwy 277, Abilene, Texas. Everyone is welcome to attend the service, due to covid-19 safety is our primary concern to keep all of our loved ones safe and healthy as this is how Jinger lost her battle, the service will be recorded and posted on her obituary page after the service at

Those who wish to remember our mother in a special way, In lieu of flowers may donate to her requested charity in support of granddaughter Abigail Mahaffey, Cook’s Children Hospital Diabetes Research.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for mom during her last days. We will be forever grateful.

“Missing You Always, Forgetting You Never, Safely tucked within our hearts”. ‘
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