Frank Harding Jett Sr.
1922 - 2021
Covenant Funeral Service
4801 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA
Frank Harding Jett, Sr.

Frank Harding Jett, Sr., born August 5, 1922 to Goolrick and Clara Sullivan Jett in White Oak, Virginia passed from life on this earth to life in heaven on July 19, 2021. He was a builder: a builder of homes and churches, builder of lives and relationships through love and kindness, investing in his family, friends, and anyone God placed in his path.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, he loved God and committed his life to His service. This was his calling in life. This was his ministry. Frank was active at Hollywood Church of the Brethren and in the Gideons. He was a member of the Patawomeck Tribe. As a flight engineer in the Army Air Forces, he flew over 900 hours on the Aleutian Chain in WWII ferrying troops and supplies. He was stationed in Adak with the 42nd and 54th Troop Carrier Squadrons and flew to Kiska and Attu that were occupied by the Japanese.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Elizabeth Andes Jett, youngest daughter, Dawn Elaine Jett Riley, son-in-law Jeffrey Chewning, his mother, father, three brothers (Isaac, Lorraine, Joe) and two sisters (Maude Alsop and Nancy Reeves). He is survived by daughter Marilyn Jett Tate (Tom Tate), daughter Gaynelle Jett Chewning Scott (Courtney Scott), son Frank Harding Jett, Jr. (Susanna Tingle Jett), and son-in-law Michael Riley (Lara). He is survived by eleven grandchildren: Josh Tate (Arlene), Andrew Tate (Brooke), Sara Tate Merrill (Robert), Nick Tate (Hannah), Sarah Chewning McIntosh (Paul), Sara Jett (Dave), Frank Jett III, Chris Jett (Emily), Jessica Riley Sundstrom (Jed), Melissa Riley, Michael Riley, Jr. (Jessica). He is survived by 17 great-grandchildren ranging in age from two months to 18 years: Naomi Grace Tate, Everett Tate, Winston Tate, Fielding Tate, Cora Merrill, Caroline McIntosh, Rebecca McIntosh, Jefferson McIntosh, Cecily Jett, Jack Jett, Rorie Jett, Brian 0'MaIley, Connor O'MaIIey, Katie O'MaIIey, Meghan O'Malley, Kileigh Sundstrom, Liam Sundstrom, Leyland Riley, Elijah Riley, and Ezra Riley.

Many thanks are given to our wonderful caregivers Carolyn Frazier, Dee McClintock, Emily Migliacci, Ethel Johnson, Joannie EagIe, LuAnne Clatterbuck, Sandra Harris and Sylvia Parks. They made it possible for Frank to live life fully and joyfully at home during this last chapter.

Many thanks also to MWH Hospice for their valuable assistance and Dr. Patrick McManus and his staff.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service at Hollywood Church of the Brethren, 225 Ferry Road, on Saturday, July 24 at 10:00 am with social distancing and fully masked. Rev. Rick Ritchie will officiate. Thank you for understanding our caution and desire to protect our little ones who are not yet vaccinated against Covid. Live streaming will be available at hxDS:// dmQ14He1O or tune the car radio to 90.3FM while in Hollywood Church of the Brethren parking lot to listen to the service. The interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hollywood Church of the Brethren or Gideons International may be made.

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Published by The Free Lance - Star on Jul. 22, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Hollywood Church of the Brethren
225 Ferry Road, VA
Celebration of Life
Live streaming will be available at hxDS:// dmQ14He1O
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I am lifting all the Family in Prayer. Frank was a kind, generous soul. Thank for sharing the service on Youtube. The service was a beautiful tribute of a life well lived.
J. Denise Chavonelle
July 24, 2021
Frank Jr. and family so sorry for your loss your mom and dad were great examples of caring parents they have a special place in our hearts. God Bless
Lloyd ( Doodle) Jett
July 23, 2021
We are so sorry for you in this time of personal loss. We knew Frank most of our lives...knew him as a kind and humble man who was a friend to everyone. He walked his faith. We have grown up with all of the family, and we will hold you in prayer as you celebrate his last journey.
Mark and Janice Sullivan
July 22, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My prayers are with you all. I understand what you are going through right now. I love you all.
Wanda Goring
July 22, 2021
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