Jennifer Gail (Batton) Michelli

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TOANO, Va. - Jennifer Gail (Batton) Michelli, 63, of Toano, Va., and Phoenix, Ariz., went home to her Lord Monday, July 12, 2010. Born in Cumberland, N.C., she moved to Williamsburg, Va., in 1958. She lived for eleven years in Okeechobee, Fla., then returned to Williamsburg. She moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1998, but in 2004 came back to Toano to live with her mother. She traveled often for work and called both Toano and Phoenix home. Gail was a skilled seamstress, was very creative, had a great sense of humor, and could talk to anyone. She loved to travel, and loved buying gifts and crocheting for her grandchildren. She was a friend to many. Her relationship to her Lord was evident as she lived for Him and shared Him with others. While in Williamsburg she belonged to York River Baptist Church. In Phoenix, she was a member of Phoenix First Assembly of God. In Okeechobee she was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son; her daughter, Heather Dawn; sister, Mildred Jacqueline; father, Lacy Batton, Sr.; and brother, Lacy Jr. She is survived by her husband, Roland "Gene" Michelli Sr.; her children and their spouses, Roland "Bo" Jr. and Tammy, Katherine and Tracy Motley, Angela and Robert Worsham, and Jason and Angela; her mother, Katherine Batton; her sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Mark McGehee; her brother, Stephan, and fiancé, Kellie; 13 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held at York River Baptist Church, 8201 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, Va., Saturday July 17, at 2 p.m.

Published in NewsZapFL from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2010