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Jessie Etheleen Workman, age 85, of Vienna, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010, at her residence.
She had been in failing health for some time. She was born July 16, 1925, near Vichy, a daughter of Charles Clyde and Lucy Ann (Ragan) Love. Mrs. Workman was united in marriage on July 19, 1947, to Lloyd Eugene Workman, and to this union two daughters were born. Mrs. Workman was a member of the Vienna United Methodist Church. She enjoyed family gatherings, country music, and square and round dancing. Mrs. Workman was a devoted housewife and homemaker, and was always diligent in providing for the needs of her family. Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Workman include: her husband, Lloyd Workman, of the home in Vienna; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Ann and Roger Ball, Fenton, and Janet Sue and Bill Thoele, Fenton; three grandchildren, James and Brandie Ball, Fenton, Michelle and Ryan Howard, League City, Texas, and Jessica Thoele, Fenton; two great-grandchildren, Hanna Ball and Ryder Howard; one brother, Raymond "Buck" and Elois Love, St. Peter's; one sister, Billie Elrod, Vienna; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kelly Ann Thoele on May 7, 1983, twin of Jessica; her father in 1962; her mother in 1969; one brother, Clyde Lloyd "Bud" Love on August 11, 1995; one sister, Maude Mae Bailey on June 29, 2003; four half-brothers, Doyle Crutts, Jim Crutts, Cecil Love and Earl Love; and one half-sister, Hazel Coats. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mrs. Workman will indeed be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Workman at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 2, 2010, in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes with Rev. Karen Alden officiating. Interment will be in the Vienna Public Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Sunday, August 1, 2010, and 10-11 a.m., Monday, August 2, 2010 in the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Memorials are suggested to the Vienna United Methodist Church Building Fund with envelopes available at the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes.