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Karpinski, Gina Kay Tyson, age 52

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Karpinski, Gina Kay Tyson, age 52 devoted and loving wife and mother ended her long battle on March 30, 2013 at the Hospice Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington KY.

She was preceded in death by her father Gerald Marion Tyson of Huntington, WV, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Pearlie Marcum of Crum, WV, Mrs. Edith Tyson Helmick, John Tyson and step-grandfather F.V. Helmick all of Huntington, WV.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years Julian Karpinski and their son Christopher Joseph of Lexington. Other survivors include her loving mother Geneva Marcum Tyson of Huntington, a dear sister Jennifer Lynn Tyson of Lexington, brothers-in-law Christopher (Holly) Karpinski of Wheeling WV, Anthony J. Karpinski of Moundsville, WV, sister-in-law Amilia Marie Karpinski of Wheeling WV, many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of valued friends.

She was born April 8, 1960, and raised in Huntington West Virginia and was a member of the Westmoreland United Methodist Church, Huntington WV. She graduated from Vinson High School in 1978. She graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University where she was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society and was also a member of the Pride of West Virginia, the WVU marching band. She also graduated from the West Virginia College of Law at WVU. She practiced law in WV for many years first in private practice and later as an Assistant Attorney General with the WV Attorney General’s Office. In recent years she has been devoted to motherhood and family. Her love of arts and crafts were well known especially at Christmas time when her signature table-top Christmas trees were prized by all who had been lucky enough to obtain one. Her devotion to the community was very important to her through her work with various charitable efforts in particular with the homeless and young mothers. Gina will be missed by all who knew her and remember for her kind, loving and generous heart. Her family wishes to thank the Westmoreland United Methodist Church for their continued support (especially the children) through their prayers and cards.

Thanks also to all who sent cards, prayers, meals, and good wishes. They were received as blessings by the family. Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Sat. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Minister Ronnie Hupp. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30 – 7:30 pm Fri. at the funeral home and 11 am Sat. until the service time. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the Lexington Rescue Mission, The Salvation Army, or The Chrysalis House.

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