Veronica Phoebe Catella

SHACKLEFORDS - Veronica "Tina" Phoebe Catella passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born on June 16, 1944 in (Marandellas), Rhodesia, Africa. She was affectionately called "Mum" by her kids. While living in Williamsburg she enjoyed 18 years of hosting many family gatherings. Her greatest pleasure was playing the piano for the annual Christmas sing-a-longs. Tina loved to listen to music and enjoyed making tapes of her favorite songs. She was talented and spent much of her time quilting, knitting, and sewing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Marjorie Jackson; and two brothers-in-law, Steve Wedgwood and John Martin. She leaves to cherish her memories a dedicated husband of 51 years, Anthony of Shacklefords, VA; caring children, Malcolm (Cyndi) of Apex, NC, Janet Schmid (Key) of Cary, NC, Cindy Catella of Tullahoma, TN, Antonia Fox (Reggie) of Yorktown, VA, and Luke (Cheryl) of Titusville, FL; eight grandchildren, Carly & Colin Catella, Sebastian & Emily Schmid, Marina & Marissa Drummond, and Joshua & Aaron Fox; two sisters, Molly Martin of Cherry Hill, NJ and Judy Wedgwood of West Chester, PA; one brother, Tom Jackson of Zug, Switzerland; one brother-in-law, Duncan Clarke of Johannesburg, South Africa and one sister-in-law, Barbara Meikle of Zimbabwe, Africa; several aunts & uncles, numerous loving nieces and nephews, friends, a dear friend, Pat Csnerelabics of Portsmouth, NH; and her beloved Jack Russell, "Rosie". A memorial service will be held today, Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the historic First Baptist Church, 727 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA with Dr. Reginald F. Davis, Pastor officiating. Interment will be private. Please leave online condolences at

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Published in Daily Press on Aug. 3, 2013