Virginia Jennings passed from this life on September 20, 2020, in the Levelland Nursing Home at the age of 89.
She was born Virginia Lucille Powers on September 5, 1931, in Frederick, Oklahoma.
She was the fifth of eight children born to Nita and George Powers.
Though her family moved for a short time to Muleshoe, she spent much of her youth in Oklahoma where she graduated from Prue High School in 1949.
After graduation, Virginia returned to Texas where she met and married Al Jennings, on December 30, 1950.
They lived on Al’s family’s farm in Lazbuddie until 1951, when Al joined the Air Force.
While in the service, they lived at air bases in California, Colorado, Illinois and Texas.
After Al’s discharge from the Air Force, they moved back to the Lazbuddie farm.
Virginia was a farmer’s wife until 1957, when Al left farming behind to enter the ministry, becoming a United Methodist minister.
As a minister’s wife, Virginia lived in the small Texas towns of Quitaque, Vega, Olton, Abernathy, Shallowater, Crosbyton and Morton.
Following Al’s retirement in 1992, they moved back to the farm at Lazbuddie where they lived until his death in 2012.
During those years, Virginia and Al became the proud grandparents to seven grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
They were married a week short of 62 years.
After Al’s passing, Virginia moved to Levelland to be near her daughter.
Her last five years were spent with the help of the wonderful caregivers at the Levelland Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Nita Powers; husband, Al Jennings; sisters: Georgia Lee Jennings, Mildred Knight and Connie Spielman; brothers: Clinton Powers, W.H. Powers and Tommy Powers; son, Johnny Jennings; and grandson, Justin Johnson.
Virginia is survived by her daughter, Linda Johnson and husband, Jimmie, of Levelland; son, Rex Jennings and wife, Beth, of Arcadia, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Brittany Weaver and husband, Matt, of Sweetwater; granddaughter, Shawnee Hancock and husband, Nick, of Frisco; granddaughter, Brandi Thompson of Amarillo; grandson, Cody and wife, Sally, of Centennial, Colorado; granddaughter, Brianne Jennings of Edmond, Oklahoma; and grandson, Brian Batenhorst and wife, Dustie, of Shamrock; great- granddaughters: Mabry Weaver, Marly Weaver, Maryn Weaver, Chloe Thompson, Emma Thompson, Olivia Thompson, Preslie Batenhorst and Chelsie Batenhorst; and great-grandson, Hudson Hancock.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Levelland with Reverend Ruby Moultrie officiating.
Interment will follow at the Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery in Muleshoe, Texas.
The family would like to thank the Levelland Nursing Home and Interim Hospice for their caring services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Levelland First United Methodist Church, 1011 Houston Street, Levelland, Texas, 79336; or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home 806-897-1111.