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Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Marjorie "Jackie" Jacqueline Venable

March 7, 1929August 11, 2019

Marjorie Jacqueline “Jackie” (Stephens) Venable passed away on August 11, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. At 90 years old, she maintained her happy, mischievous spirit until the end. Jackie was born to Charles L. & Dula (Rodgers) Stephens of Carlton, Texas on March 7, 1929. As the youngest Stephens child, she was adoringly called “Sugar Baby” by everyone in town. Jackie and family later moved to San Antonio, Texas where she met her husband-to-be, Ben Venable of Monroe, Louisiana, while attending San Antonio College. They were soon married in a small ceremony on October 1, 1949 and maintained a loving, Christ-centered marriage for 57 years. Jackie worked for Dunn and Bradstreet both during and after WWII. In adulthood, she rose through the ranks of a management training program to become a well-respected, female leader at Southwestern Bell. She spent many years in service to Christ. As a dedicated charter member of Dellview Baptist Church, she taught Sunday school, mentored the youth, sang in the choir and hosted countless church functions. Venable family socials were a highlight for many, as Jackie loved to entertain and feed everyone! In her later years, Jackie also faithfully served the senior members of Crossroads Baptist Church. Most recently, she was a member of First Lockhart Baptist Church. Jackie’s rich legacy will live on through her ever-growing family, as she was truly at her happiest in her role as “Mom, Grandma, and G.G.” As the last of her generation, she truly lived life to the fullest. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters (Irene Ogle, Mildred Tackett & Mozelle Slavich) and brothers (Harry Stephens & Charles Stephens). She is survived by her son Rev. Larry (Edda) Venable of Garland, Texas; daughter Melinda (Carl) Kirst of Lockhart, Texas formerly of Victoria, Texas; grandchildren Jason (Denise) Venable, Rev. Scott (Ashley) Venable, Melissa (Jammar) Crane, Rev. John (Dr. Tara) Venable, Stephanie (Jeffrey) May, and Andrea (Colby) Rapp; and great-grandchildren Ethan, Oliver & Emmett Venable; Brooklyn, Evelyn & Asa Venable; Corbin, Caiden, Creighton & Canon Crane; Jude, Jane & Amos Venable; and Rylen & Tyler Rapp. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Services celebrating Jackie’s life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Park at 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, 78218. 12:30 PM – Visitation; 2:00 PM – Funeral Service; 3:00 PM Private Burial. Officiants will be her son, Rev. Larry Venable, and grandsons, Rev. Scott and Rev. John Venable.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission Funds of Freeman Heights Baptist Church of Garland, Texas; NorthWood Church of Keller, Texas; New Life Baptist of Alexander, Arkansas; or First Lockhart Baptist Church of Lockhart, Texas.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her son Rev. Larry (Edda) Venable of Garland, Texas; daughter Melinda (Carl) Kirst of Lockhart, Texas formerly of Victoria, Texas; grandchildren Jason (Denise) Venable, Rev. Scott (Ashley) Venable, Melissa (Jammar) Crane, Rev. John (Dr. Tara) Venable, Stephanie (Jeffrey) May, and Andrea (Colby) Rapp; and great-grandchildren Ethan, Oliver & Emmett Venable; Brooklyn, Evelyn & Asa Venable; Corbin, Caiden, Creighton & Canon Crane; Jude, Jane & Amos Venable; and Rylen & Tyler Rapp. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Harry Stephens

August 15, 2019

I am overwhelmed with memories of Aunt Jackie. She was 12 years old when I was born and has been a part of my life in Carlton and San Antonio ever since. She always had a hug, kiss, food, drink, joke, story, and family updates. To me she was a mentor, helper, advice giver, and always fun to be with her. Recently Ricky and I visited her at Lockhart and even with failing memory had a gleam in her eye, stories to tell, memories to share, hugs to give, and food to share. She loved her family and is a great example to each of us. I miss her.

Bo Laurencr

August 14, 2019

Melinda my heart goes out to you. I know your mom must have been a wonderful woman just knowing you. God bless you with peace. Love, Bo

Karen Ianno

August 13, 2019

I still remember meeting you when I was in high school and playing volleyball for Melinda. We were all "your girls" and you made us feel like we were part of your family. Even years later, you treated me as if I was one of your own. Your family has been so blessed by your love for them and I know you will be truly missed but you have passed on a tremendous legacy of love and devotion. May you now rest in peace, enjoy your eternal life with those who have gone before you and continue to watch over your sweet family.
Karen

Bettye Gail Venable Swanzy

August 13, 2019

Aunt Margie you will be missed so much. When I think of you I feel your love for me. You and Uncle Peck always treated me like I was your daughter. I loved my time with you in the summer We went to the zoo and you even roller skated with me. One summer you took me to church camp. It was always a blessing to be in your life. You always sheared Gods love in all that you did. When Mom passed it was so good to have you to listen and give me strength to go on. I loved you so much. Love your niece Bettye Gail

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