Celebrating the life of Gwendolyn Deloris Jennings
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Gwendolyn was educated in the Lunenburg County School system, where she was the one of the first African American students who attended Central High School when the school became integrated. Gwendolyn was a member of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church. She later joined Yielding Zion Baptist Church where she remained a active member and served in many church activities until her health failed.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Horace Jennings Sr. on March 22, 1969,
in this union she received her most precious treasures, the birth of her six children; four handsome sons Horace Jr., Dennis, Reginold, Michael and two lovely daughters Crystal and Gwendolyn.
Gwendolyn was a very special person. She touched the lives of everyone that she met. She was a beautiful person on the inside and out. It was hard to be around her and not have a smile on your face. She was generous and cared a lot about others . She was a blessed individual with a strong will. With all her illnesses she still found the courage to go on and was encouraging to everyone around her. She was a blessing to every life she touched and will be forever missed. Gwendolyn was truly a virtuous woman full of life and hope her legacy will live on forever.
Gwendolyn leaves to cherish her memories, a loving and devoted husband of 39 years Horace Jennings Sr. of Burkeville, Virginia; four sons, Horace Jennings Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; Dennis Jennings (Chasity) of Columbia, South Carolina; Reginold Jennings and Michael Jennings (Terrese) both of Crewe, Virginia; two daughters, Crystal Jennings and Gwendolyn Jennings both of Burkeville, Virginia; Eight grandchildren De’Andre, Devon, Darrien, Desmond all of Columbia, South Carolina; A’Naya, A’ Nina and Michael Jr. all of Crewe, Virginia; Joshua of Burkeville, Virginia; four brothers Frederick, Eddie (Jackie), James Stokes all of Meherrin, Virginia; Larry Stokes (Phyllis) of Farmville, Virginia; one sister, Joan McCargo (John) of Drakes Branch, Virginia; three brothers-in-law; Russell Jennings (Ann), Edward Jennings (Helen), three sisters-in-law; Martha Randle of Columbia, South Carolina, Edith Williams and Doris Fowlkes (James) of Burkeville, Virginia; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A very special friend who was always there Ms. Bessie Phillips.
Funeral Services Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from Yielding Zion Baptist Church, Burkeville, VA with interment in the Jennings Family Cemetery, Burkeville.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.
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