In Loving

Jennifer Kay Caldwell

April 11, 1947-April 21, 2023

Jennifer Kay Caldwell, 76, of Quinton, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 21, 2023, peacefully at home with her husband  of 56 years, Charles A. Caldwell, by her side.

She was born on April 11, 1947 to Mildred and Richard Jones in Peterstown, West Virginia in Monroe County. She graduated from Peterstown High School in 1965, and then attended and graduated from Alice’s Beauty School in Roanoke, Virginia. Shortly after, she and her husband, Charles, moved to Hopewell, Virginia and later to New Kent County.

Jennifer is survived by her beloved husband, Charles, and her daughters, Marnie Bourne of Mattaponi, Virginia and Jessica Allen (Bill) of Raleigh, North Carolina. She is survived by her granddaughter, Logan Bourne, and her grandsons, Ward, Charlie and Thomas Allen. She is also survived by her sister, Sue Breeding, and her brother, Vincent Jones, and sisters-in-law, Judy Hare, Frances Parker and Angela Caldwell. In addition, she is survived by her nephews, Nicholas and Nathaniel Breeding, Benjamin Hare, Steve Caldwell, Lance “Imran” Hyman, and nieces, Dawn Noble, Tiffany Granger, Ashley Davis, Kim Head, Kristin Seitz, Josie Robbins, Beth Parnell, and Lisa Walton. She was preceded in passing by her mother, Mildred Jones, father, Richard Jones, her sister, Rhonda Noble, and her nieces Cynthia Anne and Rebecca Breeding.

Jennifer worked as a beautician for many years at “The Hen House” and “Lords and Ladies” in Hopewell, where she had many loyal customers. She was also a member of Fairmount Christian Church in Mechanicsville, where she was a member for 30 years. At Fairmount, Jennifer was involved with the Feed His Sheep ministry. While living in Hopewell, she attended Tri-City Church of Christ.

She enjoyed being with her family and friends and had a fierce love of God, her country and debating politics. She cherished walks in the yard to look at her flowers, collecting antiques and cooking and canning for her family and friends, especially on holidays. Many of her customers were happy to receive her famous fruit cakes at Christmas. She also enjoyed visiting family in West Virginia and Raleigh.

Jennifer will be greatly missed and fondly remembered, and we will hold her close within our hearts, and there she will remain until we meet again.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at Fairmount Christian Church at 6502 Creighton Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society at or mailed to P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741.

Memorial Service


Fairmount Christian Church


Sunday, April 30, 2023


2:00 PM

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  1. Cynthia (Broyles) Morris April 25, 2023 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I’m so very sorry. I have many wonderful memories growing up next door. I always looked up to Jennifer, watching her getting ready for a date or laying out in the sun. She was and still is , so beautiful in my eyes. I’m so glad I’ve got to visit with her on Memorial Day weekend the past couple of years. I’ll be praying for her family

    • Jessica Allen May 1, 2023 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words! Mom had so many fond memories from growing up in Peterstown.

  2. Geoff and Renae Jones April 28, 2023 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    We always enjoyed visiting with her at the Caldwell Reunion. She was proud to be a Jones. She will be missed by many. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    • Jessica Allen May 1, 2023 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Thank you, Geoff. She loved the reunions, too!

  3. Lorraine Dismond April 29, 2023 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Jessica, Marnie and Charlie. We were sorry to learn of Jennifer’s passing. I will miss the long conversations ( while blocking the aisle at food lion) that we use to have. We would always end up talking about our kids and her grandkids. Those conversations always brought a smile to our faces. You are in our prayers.

    • Jessica Allen May 1, 2023 at 7:18 am - Reply

      Lorraine, She always enjoyed running into you at Food Lion! Mom was definitely always up for a longggg conversation. Thank you—she will be missed.

  4. Paula Jones Blankenship May 1, 2023 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jennifer. I remember running in and out of there house when I was young. I always thought she was so beautiful. Looking at her picture, she still was. My condolences to the family. ??

    • Jessica Allen May 4, 2023 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for writing, Paula. Mom was very beautiful inside and out and she’ll be missed tremendously! Jessica

  5. Sue Gunnoe Wykle May 9, 2023 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Dear Charlie, Marnie & Jessica

    I learned of Jennifer’s passing this afternoon. I am Heartbroken!
    Girls, your dad knows who I am. I grew up with Jennifer. We went to church and school together. I helped give her bridal shower at the Methodist church.
    And Marnie, I sat with your mother while she was in labor with you!
    I called the Red Cross to pass your birth on to your dad. There were 6 of us that were close friends in high school. We had so many parties and so much fun. I have so many memories. I also have pictures. If you will email me your address, I would love to sent you copies.
    Jennifer was always a sweet and fun loving person. I kmow that your loss is great.
    Sincerely, Sue Wykle [email protected]

  6. Sue Gunnoe Wykle May 9, 2023 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Charlie, we are so sorry for lose. I know Jennifer loved you so much. Please know you are in our thoughts.
    Sincerely, Sue & Keith Wykle

    3581 Hickory View Dr Marietta GA 30064

  7. Virginia ()enny) Ann. DeHart Moreland May 17, 2023 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I am one of those 6 girls Susie Gunnoe spoke of, and I also just heard of Jennifer’ passing. We were all soooo. Clops growing, but grow so far as life took us our separate ways. I have so many memories of us in high school, p.j. Parties, and watching her cheerleading. I loved her dearly, her memories will be with me till I also pass. Please give my condolences to the entire family, your mother was a special person both in life and memories “

    • Jessica Allen May 27, 2023 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! My sister, Daddy and I are all missing Mom so much.

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