Audrey C. Wessel
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31440 Constitution Hwy
Locust Grove, VA
Audrey C. Wessel

Mrs. Audrey Wessel, age 87, passed away peacefully in the night on September 29, 2020, at her home in Locust Grove.

Born in Johnstown Pennsylvania to Clarence and Cynthia Harenburg, she graduated from Washington and Lee High School in 1950 before going on to pursue a career as a legal secretary while raising her three children in Fairfax, Virginia.

Audrey appreciated the value of small joys and quiet pleasures. Be it fashion or antiques, she imparted a sense of style and class to everything she did. She enjoyed cooking for loved ones during holidays and landscaping in her spare time. She loved the water and cherished time spent by the river and bay. Most of all, she took comfort in the presence of family, which was at the heart of everything she did.

To those who knew her, she is perhaps best remembered for her lifelong love of cats, a passion that led to decades of rescue work, fostering, and pet adoption with charities like Cause for Paws.

Audrey was a loving soul whose warmth was at the heart of many gatherings over the years. She accepted people for who they are, and nudged them along the path towards who they want to be. As a wife, mother, and grandmother she approached life with a vivaciousness that kindled the spark of compassion and community in everyone she met.

Our lives will be dimmer for lack of her light, and our hearts will be heavier for want of her spirit.

She is survived by her husband Theodore, her son Timothy, her daughter Rhonda, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and seven loving felines.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove. A funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow at Laurel Hill Memorial Park, Spotsylvania. An online guestbook is available at johnsoncares.com.
Published by The Free Lance - Star on Oct. 1, 2020.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
7
Visitation
11:00a.m.
Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.
31440 CONSTITUTION HWY, LOCUST GROVE, VA
Oct
7
Service
12:00p.m.
Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.
31440 CONSTITUTION HWY, LOCUST GROVE, VA
Oct
7
Burial
Laurel Hill Memorial Park
10127 PLANK RD, SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
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11 Entries
Hollis Hansen
October 18, 2020
Condolences & prayers to you & Family, Teddy. May God Bless & Keep Audrey. Danny & Susie T.
Dan Torzewski
October 4, 2020
Timmy. I've only met your mom a few times at Charlie Browns, from what I can recall shecwas s most Gracious Lovely caring lady. Be thankful for yhe Morals & Values she instilled in in you while growing up as they hsve shaped you into the person you are today. Never forget that!!! Prayers to you & your family in these difficult times & always know that shecwill forever be in your heart... Much Love to you. Your Family & Friends My Brother...
T. Alan Holloway
October 4, 2020
My heart goes out to you during this time of sadness. Celebrate her life and cherish all the memories and lessons she taught!
Stan Danao
October 3, 2020
So sorry for your loss of your mom Timothy! She can rest assured she had a fine loving son and wonderful family around her. Now she can rest in Gods love.
Chip & Clara
October 3, 2020
Tim, I know this is an extremely difficult time for all of you! While I have met your dad, I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom! She sounds like an amazing, caring, compassionate & loving person! Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time! Love d all of you! Renee, Jason, Jacob & Stacie Pogue
Renee Pogue
October 2, 2020
My heart goes out to your family. Your Mom Lives forever in your heart and memories. She was a beautiful soul. =•=•=•
Diane Poole
October 2, 2020
My deepest sympathy in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kara Bartlett
October 2, 2020
Tim...May peace be with you and may you cherish the memories you've made with your beautiful mother. After reading the wonderful write up...you seem to have her wonderful traits. Prayers go out for you as well has her entire family.
Cassie Robinette
October 2, 2020
Sending thoughts and prayers for the family
Debbie Allen
October 1, 2020
I met her one time at Charlie Browns and remember how charming and gracious she was. My deepest sympathy to you, Rhonda and your entire family.
Carol Boyer
October 1, 2020
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