James Lawson Venable
1932 - 2020
October 8, 1932
November 14, 2020
James Lawson Venable

October 8, 1932 - November 14, 2020

Mr. James Lawson Venable, 88, of Roanoke, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. He was born on October 8, 1932, in Charlotte County, Va., to the late Emmanuel and Nannie Louise Haskins Venable.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Wyatt T. Venable Sr. and Emmanuel (Fetch) Venable.

Survivors include his wife, Elvin Jackson Venable of Charlotte Courthouse, Va.; four children, Pamela Terry of Orlando, Fla., Rita Lee of Charlotte Courthouse, Va., Roger Venable of Valley Stream, N.Y., and Joyce "Michelle" Venable of Charlotte Courthouse, Va.; two brothers, the Rev. William Venable (Florine) and Anthony Haskins; two sisters-in-law, Minerva Venable and Linda Watkins; great-uncles, Thomas and Walter Venable; special niece, Connie Venable Smith (Steven); six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and and host of nieces, nephews cousins and other relatives and friends.

Interment will be held in the Amelia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, Va. A public viewing will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 2 until 5 p.m. at Serenity. The graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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Published by Roanoke Times on Nov. 22, 2020.
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Good Morning Family. I join you all in prayer and sympathy in the home going of Uncle "Bonnie". He was my dad's brother and I share found memories of his big bear hugs as a child. I was able to keep up with him the last years thanks to my Cousin (Sister) Connie Venable Smith. May his Soul Rest in Peace ! Well done Uncle Bonnie your earthly journey is done! .
Debbie Venable Clark
November 22, 2020
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November 22, 2020