Virginia Sue Jarrell

April 23, 1927 ~ May 24, 2020 (age 93)


Virginia Sue Jarrell, 93, of Harrington, DE passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Bayhealth Sussex Campus after a long illness. Virginia was the daughter of the late Charles A. Tweedy, Sr. and Lula (Tucker) Tweedy. She was a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School. Virginia was a homemaker. She also worked as the bookkeeper with her late husband Martin in their business Martin Jarrell Fuel for many years before retiring in 1991. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she was continually active in Sunday School and served as Sunday School teacher for 36 years as well as participating in the church’s Choir Mothers Association. Most important to Virginia, was her family, for she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Martin Wallace Jarrell in May of 2019; two brothers Charles A. Tweedy, Jr. and John Tweedy and one sister Mary Baker.

She is survived by her children Jane Towers (Bill), Jeri Anne Henry (Frank), Gordon Jarrell (Denise), Glenn Jarrell (Lynnae), and David Jarrell (Robert); one sister Helen Jarrell; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Virginia will be held at 12 pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Asbury U.M. Church, 200 Weiner Ave., Harrington where friends may visit with the family from 11 am to 12 pm. Please follow State-ordered social distancing and mask guidelines when attending.  Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Felton. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to either the Asbury United Methodist Church Chapel Fund, 200 Weiner Ave., Harrington, DE  19952 or to a charity of your choice. Arr. by McKnatt, Carpenter & Baker Funeral Home, Harrington, DE. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at

Virginia’s family would also like to strongly encourage everyone to get a colonoscopy and other cancer screenings early enough to save lives and heartache.


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June 26, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asbury United Methodist Church (Weiner Avenue)

Celebration of Life
June 26, 2020

12:00 PM
Asbury United Methodist Church (Weiner Avenue)

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