James Edward Worrell

James Edward Worrell

Suffolk, VA
05.29.1922 - 08.02.2017
Nansemond County
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James E. Worrell passed away at his home on August 2, 2017. He was born on May 29, 1922 in Nansemond County. He is predeceased by his parents Harvey L. Worrell Sr. and Lillian G. Worrell, wife Melean P. Worrell, brother Harvey L. Worrell Jr., and sister Francis Williams.

He is survived by daughter Yvonne W. Felton (Allen) and his son Donald Worrell (Roseland). Grandchildren Vicki Alheit (Guy), Jim H. Felton (Gracie), Justin D. Worrell (Lisa), and Joshua Worrell (Jennifer). Great grandchildren Shea, Sam, Kaitlyn, Abigail, Cameron, Chloe, Zoie, and Jayden. Sisters Ellen Francis and Irene Tolan and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Marie Mumford his faithful caregiver.

He was a graduate of Holland High School and was married 63 years to the love of his life Melean. He was a US Navy veteran, worked at Union Camp, and retired from farming. He was a lifelong member of Holy Neck Christian Church, 71 year member of the Holland Ruritan Club, and 56 years in the McAllister Masonic Lodge #185.

A visitation will be held Friday August 4th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at R.W. Baker Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA. A celebration of life will be held Saturday August 5, 2017 at 11 AM at Holy Neck Christian Church 4400 Holy Neck Rd Suffolk, VA 23437 with Rev. Norman March officiating. Burial will follow the service at Holland Cemetery with Masonic Rites. In lieu of Flowers memorial donations can be made to Holy Neck Christian Church. Friends and relatives will be received at the home of Donald and Roseland Worrell at other times. Condolences may be offered below.

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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Holy Neck Christian Church
4400 Holy Neck RD
Suffolk, VA 23437
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Holland Cemetery
US 58 and O'Kelly Dr.
Suffolk, VA 23434
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So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a sweet man. My dad & your dad had some good times together! Prayers go out to you & your family.

Claudia Copeland

So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I remember the days at Holy Neck and the Ruritan BBQs. He was a very friendly man and I know my mom and dad considered him a good friend. May he rest in peace.

Ricky Piland

So saddened to hear of Squirrels, passing. Holland is missing a great Gentleman

Robert Quate

I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. I pray God, the Father, will give you all a peace beyond all understanding. I did not know your Dad, but I know the feeling of loss when a beloved parent died. Our consolation is knowing, he is in his heavenly home with a new body. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Jo Ann Nixon Good

Jo Ann Good

Sincere condolences to the entire Worrell family in the loss of your father, grandfather, sibling. May you be comforted with the many memories of his life and achievements.

Betty Jo English

So sorry to hear this news, our condolences...Prayers sent to you all as you prepare his last earthly. Goodbyes
Love Betty and Nelson

Betty and Nelson Barden

So sorry to hear about Squirrel's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Phyllis Thibodeau

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

Emily Byrum

Donald, Roseland and Family, Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. You were blessed to have him for so many years and I'm sure you have wonderful memories to reflect back on in the days to come.

Mary Charlotte (Pearce) Boyette

So sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sue Anne Howell

Lovey Lyons

Sorry to hear that Mr. Worrell had passed away. I use to always admire he and his wife as they would take their morning walks and would always wave. I only met him one time but he seemed very nice. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time and may you find comfort in the memories that you will cherish forever.

Sandy Hill

We are sorry to hear of James Edward's passing. He was a friend of our family
for whom we had great admiration and respect. We will remember him as one
dedicated to family, his church and his community. May God bless his family
as they celebrate his life and mourn his loss.
Oscar and Margaret Fowler

Oscar and Margaret Fowler

Our most sincere thoughts, prayers and sympathy to the entire Worrell Family. Mr. Worrell was truly a dedicated and committed fellow Ruritan and always made the effort to attend all of his club's meetings and events. He was a real Patriot of his country and a believer in family living. His presence will be missed by everyone.

Millard and Marty Thacker

Roseland and Donald and family, Prayers for you in the coming days. Holland has lost a special 'family' member.

Nancy Greene

Dear Donald, Roseland, and Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you and your family our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Worrell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

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