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Obituaries » Jeanette O. Carey
July 14, 1926 - August 1, 2017
Jeanette Octavia Keeling Carey, 91, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
Mrs. Carey was an educator and civic leader in Portsmouth, VA during the 60â€™s where she served as President of the Womenâ€™s Voting League. She would remain active after moving to Virginia Beach working the voting precincts for the next 35 years, her last being the year of President Barack Obamaâ€™s election.
She loved her church and family. Through the years she served as Sabbath school teacher, treasurer, and General Chairman of the Immersion Committee for over 30 years.
Among her greatest blessings was her beautiful soprano voice. In addition to singing in the church choir for more than 70 years, she traveled and performed extensively with the Belleville Acappella Choir and more recently, duets with her husband Solomon and the Beachtones of Virginia Beach.
She was a mother of six (Solomon Carey Jr (Sandra), Wendelin Henry (Philip), LaVerne Jones, Sabrina Johnson, Aaron Carey (Marcia), and Sharon Johnson (Marcus); grandmother of nine (Carla, Kia, Marcus, Gabrielle, Rena, Jenai, Ronald, Saunder, and Eleazar) and great grandmother of six.
Mrs. Carey was predeceased by her daughter LaVerne and her husband Solomon to whom she was married for 63 years.
A 9:00 am viewing will be followed by her funeral service at 10:00 on Sunday, August 6th, at The Church of God and Saints of Christ-Temple Beth El, 3927 Bridge Road, Suffolk, Virginia. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.