Jessie Louise Clark Askew passed away Friday, June 13, 2008 at the home of her
daughter, Ava Campbell after a short illness. She was Born May 14, 1937 in Dallas,
TX to Robert and Vivian Clark and was the
widow of John Wesley Askew.
Jessie was an active member of Evington
Church where she served on many
committees and sang in the choir. She was a Certified Lay Speaker and served on
the board of Church and Society of the Lynchburg District and Virginia
Conference of the United Methodist
Church, responsible for planning
the annual Peace and Justice Breakfast for the Conference. She served the
District United Methodist Women as president
and communications coordinator as well as serving as communication coordinator
for the Virginia Conference United Methodist Women. She was active in the
Lynchburg Central Virginia Emmaus Community serving on the Board of Directors,
including a term as president. She served in various positions on several Emmaus
Teams and was Lay Director of Walk #34. She also served on Epiphany teams in
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in
death by a sister, Bobbie Sue Clark Niles. She is survived by two sons, John
Askew and his wife Lorraine of Huddleston and Anthony Askew and his wife,
Pernilla of Tequesta, FL. A daughter, Ava Campbell and her husband, Tim of
Forest. Eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Two sisters, Janice
Clark Fitzgerald and her husband, Geoffrey of Boston, Mass. and Betty Clark
Hunley and her husband, Gary of Altavista and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 PM
at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel.
Services will be held at 11:00
AM Monday, June 16, 2008
at Evington United
with the Rev. John Franklin and the Rev. Riley Smith officiating. Interment
will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial
contributions be made to Park View
Church Wednesday night meals, C/O Sue
Spencer, Lynchburg District
Leesville Rd., Lynchburg, Va. 24502.