- Last Updated on 04:59 PM 06/13/13
Mrs. Rosa Cecil Crews Jennings of Lewis Ferrell Road, South Boston died Monday, June 10, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 79.
Mrs. Jennings was born in Halifax County on Sept. 20, 1933 to the late Mr. Johnnie Eddie Crews and Mrs. Lillian Marable Crews. She was a member of New Arbor Baptist Church.
Mrs. Jennings is survived by two sons, Mr. James ‘Jack’ Crews and wife Margaret of Madison, N.C. and Mr. Calvin Crews and wife Shirley of Danville; six daughters, Mrs. Clarice Clayborn and husband Sydney of Milton, N.C., Mrs. Dorothy Jackson and Mrs. Rita Jennings, both of Danville, Mrs. Daisy Traynham and husband Robert of South Boston, Mrs. Kathy Burrell and husband George of Danville and Ms. Valerie Jennings of South Boston; one special daughter/granddaughter, Mrs. Takisha Chappell and husband Tim of Durham, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cobbs and husband Lewis, Mrs. Mary B. Edmunds and Mrs. Lillian Strange, all of Danville; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; one aunt, Mrs. Estelle Marable; four sisters in-law, Mrs. Marie Crews, Mrs. Mary Crews, Mrs. Laura Crews and Mrs. Fannie Crews; three devoted godchildren, Mr. James Howerton, Mr. Thomas Penick and Mr. Jerry Edmunds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Rosa Jennings; four brothers, Willie E. Crews, Johnny Crews, Gussie Crews and Frissell Crews; and one sister, Nannie Frances Crews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennings will be Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at New Arbor Baptist Church with the Rev. Nelson C. Stamps officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the residence, 5114 Lewis Ferrell Road, South Boston.
Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.