More than 20 mail trucks driven by U.S. Post Office carriers who serve Acworth and surrounding rural areas formed a procession May 5 that traveled along historic Main Street to honor Virginia Galvan. The Acworth resident, and rural postal carrier for more than 15 years, died in early May due to heart-related complications.
“Virginia Galvan was so loved by everyone,” said Becky Mattingly, a rural postal carrier for more than 27 years who helped organize the postal truck tribute. “We wanted to do something to honor her. She was just a great person who would help everybody, and she was loyal to her customers.”
Drivers assembled at a U.S. Post Office distribution center in Acworth and then traveled several miles through downtown to Georgia Funeral Care, where a service was being held for Galvan, 56. The trucks circled the block as a crowd watched from the front steps and sidewalk.
“She was always smiling and happy, and she never missed a day of work unless she was sick ,” added Mattingly. “She loved her family and lived for her grandchildren.”
Co-worker Chris Woernlein said Galvan “was a ray of sunshine with a beautiful soul and generous heart.”
April Kick, who also worked with Galvan, said, “Things are a little less brighter around here. She will be dearly missed.”
By Carla Caldwell, title editor of Around Acworth magazine
makayla mendoza says
this is,, was my grandmother, this is the complete truth, i love you and miss you so much gigi