Ema Jean Nockengost, 88, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center. Born in Paducah, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Carl and Frances Curd Babb, and the widow of Robert Franklin Nockengost.
Mrs. Nockengost was a member of Colonial Christian Church, and a retired secretary to the Petersburg district Superintendent of the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen Jean Ott and husband, David of Midlothian; a son, the Reverend Karl W. Nockengost and wife, Sandy of Wilmington, Del.; three grandchildren, Kylie Jean Ott, Sarah Elizabeth Nockengost and Laura Kathleen Nockengost; a sister, Carlene Henderson and husband, Gerald of Ashland, Ky.; nieces, Sherry Purkins and Kristy Wilcox; nephews, Gerald Henderson Jr. and William Henderson.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, in the Colonial Christian Church, 295 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights, with the Rev. Alan Little, officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday prior to the service at church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Arrangements are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Blvd. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com