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Jeanette Thornton Elswick, 87, of Newport News

Jeanette Thorton Elswick (Courtesy of Weymouth Funeral Home & Crematory)

NEWPORT NEWS — Jeanette Thornton Elswick, 87, slipped peacefully away to be with the Lord at home in Newport News, Virginia, surrounded by loved ones on April 17, 2022. She was born to the late William H. and Mary Lynwood H. Thornton in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Jeanette attended John Hopkins nursing school and upon graduation she worked at Riverside Hospital until she retired in 1994.

Jeanette was a member Christ United Methodist Church. She loved the Lord and never missed an opportunity to tell others about Him. Jeanette had a generous and loving heart, always inviting those in need into her home for a meal or at times to spend the night.

She was preceded in death by her son, Walter Gerald Reynolds and her daughter, Debra Paige Reynolds. She is survived by her daughter, Sherri R. Whitney and husband, David Michael; her grandchildren, Brooke Harris, Kristin Cawthon, Morgan Campbell, Paige Whitney, Rachael Whitney, and Phillip Whitney and great grandchildren Brianna Cawthon, Ansley Harris, and Anna Campbell.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Weymouth Funeral Home, 12746 Nettles Dr. Newport News, Virginia 23606. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home starting at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia.

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