Rucker, Lena Jean

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Lena Jean Rucker, 82, of Newport, VA departed this life Saturday morning, December 14, 2019 in the carre of Heritage Hall Rich Creek. Born in White Gate, VA on May 3, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Jessie and Mary Elizabeth Lawson Whittaker.

She was a beloved mother and self-employed homemaker.

Lena was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Emmitt R. Rucker, her daughters Anna Lucille Shue and Sarah Jane Whittaker; her sons Ward Lewis Whittaker and Emmitt Rucker Jr., her sisters Molly Clemens, Dorothy Vaught, Mary Peters, Nellie Stanley and Rosie Conner, and her brothers David Whittaker, Donald Whittaker, Sidney Whittaker and James Whittaker.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son David Rucker of Pearisburg; her daughters Delores Williams (Benny) of Newport and Pam Wingo (David) of Princeton, WV; her grandchildren Sandra Williams, Ben Williams, Tina Vaught, and Dreama Vaught; her four great-grandchildrren and a host of good friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, VA with burial following in the Lawson Cemetery at Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services.

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