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July 3, 1932 - November 19, 2018

Burial Date: November 24, 2018

Services will be Saturday, November  24th, at Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at 12 noon.  Edith will be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park.

Edith Mae (Jarrell) Jennings

July 3rd, 1932-November 19, 2018

Our beloved Edith Mae Jennings passed away in Clemmons, North Carolina. She was born to Alvin and Margie Jarrell just before Independence Day on July 3rd, 1932 in Marfork, Raleigh County West Virginia  along with two brothers Bob and Jack. Jack preceded her in death. She graduated from Marsh Fork High School in 1953.

After a whirlwind romance, Edith married returning Army servicemen Kenneth H. Jennings on October 14th 1953. Two sons were born in to the family Kenneth R. Jennings and Rick A. Jennings. Rick and his wife Debra reside in Pfafftown, North Carolina.

Edith was the doting “Momaw” to her grandchildren David, Matt, Sara and Sharon Jennings.

When her husband Ken was seriously injured in a train truck collision, Edith went back to work while her husband recovered. Edith and Ken eventually made their homes on Berkley Street in Beckley and then on Randrick Drive in Crab Orchard. She and Ken worshiped at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church and were members of the Friendship Sunday School class. She loved to serve wherever she could and enjoyed cooking at the church whenever she was needed.  For several years she volunteered at the Helping Hands Community Resource Center in Beckley and also served on their board.

Edith was a woman of deep faith, known for her committed love, clear in her calling to help others, prayed for others consistently and deeply, and encouraged others in their Christian walk. Her deep desire was for her children and grandchildren to walk with the Lord.

Services will be Saturday, November  24th, at Melton Mortuary Chapel. The family will be receiving friends at 12 noon.  Edith will be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park.