OBITUARY

Jeanne Marie Christian

7 April, 196322 March, 2024
`Jeanne Marie Christian, beloved daughter, sister, mother, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on March 22, 2024. She was born in April 7, 1963 to the late Rondell W. Christian and Jeanne Rae McBurney Veveto. Jeanne was a woman of remarkable achievements and diverse passions. She took pride in her life's journey and found joy in the simplest of pleasures. Gardening, horseback riding, and the thrill of putt-putt golf were among her favorite pastimes. As a member of the Roanoke Pinball League, she found camaraderie and excitement in the game. Graduating from Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia, in the class of 1981, Jeanne pursued her academic aspirations at Virginia Tech, where she earned a degree in Accounting Information Systems in 1986. Her professional life was marked by excellence, garnering awards for her outstanding performance in the field of finance. Yet, beyond her professional pursuits, Jeanne's faith was an integral part of her identity. Her heart was touched by the church in Africa, particularly Kenya, where she devoted herself to missionary work, leaving an indelible impact on those she encountered. Jeanne is survived by her cherished child, Sarah Reynolds of Roanoke, and her siblings Terri Deans (Wade), Elizabeth Christian, and Mary Heath, along with numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. In addition to her human family, Jeanne leaves behind her beloved service dog, Pixie, who brought her comfort and companionship throughout her days. A Memorial Service to honor Jeanne's life will be held at Villa Heights Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 2nd, at 2 pm. Following the service, address for the Memorial Celebration will be announced or RSVP to the group event page at https://www.facebook.com/share/JrfE4mjY5vkVrwcm/?mibextid=K35XfP • Donations in her honor can be received by three separate organizations of your choosing. Southwest Virginia Emmaus; Checks can be written out to Emmaus and mailed to P.O. Box #12265 Roanoke Va 24024 • As well as Ingredients Dance Company at https://www.ingredientsdanceco.com/what-is-ingredients.cfm • Or CrossRoads Camp and Conference Center at https://www.crossroadscamp.com/support Jeanne will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her spirit will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those whose lives she touched. May she rest in eternal peace. Arrangements will be held by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5731 Airport Road, Roanoke, VA 24012.

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