Marie Caldwell Jennelle, 84, of Cassatt, formerly of Blacksburg, VA passed away November 27, 2012. She was born January 30, 1928 in Blacksburg to the late Arthur and Willie Mae Shaver Caldwell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy I. Jennelle in 2003; brothers, Clarence, Harlan, Johnny and Ralph Caldwell and sister, Hilda Brennalt.
Marie graduated from Blacksburg High School and retired from Leggett’s Department Store. She attended Blacksburg First Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star McDaniel Chapter # 47. She was fondly known as mom to all the neighborhood children and welcomed others into her home.
Surviving are her sons, Dr. A. Joseph Jennelle of Little River, SC, David E. Jennelle and wife, Tina of Blacksburg,VA, Glenn L. Jennelle and wife, Sharon of Harrisonburg, VA; her daughter Teresa J. Motley and husband, Brian of Cassatt; fourteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; four sisters, Audrey Jones, Joyce Kitson, Joann Miller and Juanita Rickmon and a special friend, Bill Beyea.
A graveside service will be held 11am Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Chapel in Christiansburg, VA. A celebration of Life service will follow at 12pm at Blacksburg First Wesleyan Church with the Rev. John Hopkins officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at church.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the DAV Memorial Program, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.