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Jewel B. Armstrong
Jewel B. Armstrong, age 88, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Francis Marion Manor, Marion, Va. Jewel was born December 19, 1933 in Marion, Va. She graduated from Marion High School in 1952 and married the love of her life Bob, in 1953. She was a member of Stone Memorial Presbyterian Church and worked for Lincoln Industries in Marion and for Farm Credit in Pulaski until the birth of her children. Jewell worked as a homemaker until 1969, when she was employed by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office. She retired in 1980 and enjoyed life on the farm with Bob until his death in 1989.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Junior Armstrong; mother, Lydia Greer White; father, James Lester Baker; brothers, James Ralph Baker and Paul Elwin Baker; sister, Patricia White Stephens.
Jewel is survived by her daughter, Teri Armstrong VanDyke of Boone, N.C., son, Greg Armstrong and wife, Deborah of Marion, Va.; brother, J.L. Baker and wife, Opal of Easley, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Jenny Baker of Charleston, S.C. and Frances Baker of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Brandi Blevins of Chilhowie, Va.; great-grandchildren, Alisha Kestner, Myla Heath and Braydon Kestner, all of Chilhowie, Va.; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 1 until 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Blake Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery, Rural Retreat, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jewel's name may be made to Stone Memorial Presbyterian Church, c/o Steve Tilson, 763 McIntyre Lane, Atkins, VA 24311; the American Heart Association, Virginia Chapter, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216; or the American Cancer Society, Smyth, Wythe, Washington & Grayson County Local, 2840 Electric Road, Suite 106A, Roanoke, VA 24018.
To share memories of Jewel B. Armstrong, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Jewel's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.
I am sorry I will be unable to attend the service. Sincere condolences to all the fellow family members. RIP, Aunt Jewel and I just know your homecoming with Uncle Bob was a great event!
Paul Vaughn Armstrong Apr 23 2022 11:09 AM
We are so sorry to learn of your mothers passing. May your memories bring you peace.
Anthony and Pam Ellis Apr 19 2022 10:39 PM
My sincere condolences, especially to Greg, on the passing of such a kind, easy spirited woman.
All my love!
Tabatha Seymore Apr 19 2022 2:10 PM
Greg and Terri, prayers are with you. we had many good memories with her growing up, she was always so kindhearted.
Wes Burkett Apr 18 2022 9:45 AM
We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Danny and Kim Slemp
Dan Slemp Apr 17 2022 7:11 PM
Greg and Teri, sorry for your loss.
Patty Baldwin Apr 17 2022 5:00 PM
I am so deeply sorry to her of Jewel's passing. She was a wonderful woman.
kim nyvoll Apr 17 2022 1:41 PM
So sorry for the loss of sweet Jewel! I'm praying for peace and comfort for all of her family. All of us at Matson Chapel loved her dearly! I can see her with all the others that have gone home from the church rejoicing together! We all had such good times and now beautiful memories to cherish! Love and prayers to you all.
Tammy Tilson Apr 16 2022 9:24 PM
I am very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Armstrong was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many.
Julie Walker Costigan Apr 15 2022 9:22 PM
I will always have fond memories of Uncle Bob and Aunt Jewel and that magical farm that we visited every summer on Matson Dr. I have lasting memories of catching fireflies and and putting them in a Mason jar and watching them at night in our upstairs bedroom of that beautiful farm house. I can almost close my eyes and hear the frogs in the pond next door to the farm house and the crickets chirping. We would leave our bedroom windows up at night and feel the cool mountain breeze blow in on us. Aunt Jewel was a \"jewel\". A true Southern Belle with love and respect for Christ. I am so blessed to have her as my great aunt. Fly high Aunt Jewel and celebrate in the arms of Jesus and with those you have reunited with. ♥️♥️
Daniel Paul Armstrong Apr 15 2022 5:51 PM