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Susan Carol Jenkins Follette

Mrs. Susan Carol Jenkins Follette of South Boston died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 29, 1965 in Sampson County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Judith Carol Brewington Lacks and Richard H. Lacks and was married to John Andrew Follette.

Mrs. Follette was a member of Grace Baptist Church and led the Women of Grace Praise Team.

Mrs. Susan Carol Jenkins Follette is survived by her husband, John Andrew Follette, of South Boston; her parents, Richard H. and Judith Lacks of South Boston; two daughters, Melissa Yosich Harvey of Atlanta, Ga. and Leah Yosich of South Boston; four step-children, Jackie Rose Follette of Red Springs, N.C., Johnna Rutledge of Richmond, Andy Follette III of Fort Knox, Ky., and Alfredo Marroquin of Fort Knox, Ky.; two sisters, Tammy Cheek and Tony of South Boston and Janet Collins of Alton; four step-grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held at Grace Baptist Church Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Stewart and the Rev. Daniel Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Grace Baptist Church cemetery.

The family received friends at the church from 1:30-3 p.m. prior to the service and other times at the home of her parents Richard and Judith Lacks, 1039 Azalea Lane, South Boston.

For memorials, consider Grace Baptist Church Awana’s, 1058 Buckshoal Road, Virgilina, VA 24598.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.