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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.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Seaver-Brown Funeral Service
Rosewood Memorial Gardens
Following Funeral Service
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