Virginia Dare “Jenny” Nicely Crowder, age 74, of 1712 Forest Hills Avenue, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at her residence.
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Jenny was born September 26, 1946 in Clifton Forge, a daughter of the late James Ralph Nicely, Sr. and Reba Conner Nicely. She was the Owner/Operator of the Clifton Forge Dairy Queen for over 35 years and a member of Victory Baptist Church. She loved her family and church family, was a friend to all, and always ready with a beautiful smile.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Edward Crowder in 2016; two brothers, James Ralph “Jack” Nicely, Jr. and Ermon David Nicely; and a sister, Barbara Nicely Hayse.
She is survived by two daughters, Sarah Maydian and husband Curtis of Eagle Rock and Kristi Martin and husband Jonathan of Eagle Rock; a son, Darrell Crowder and wife Susie of Eagle Rock; four sisters, Alma Jean “Peggy” Nicely of Clifton Forge, Betty Bottenfield of Verona, Shirley McCoy and husband Cecil of Millboro, and Betty Lou Wall of Roanoke; a brother-in-law, Jack Hayse of Covington; an aunt, Ruth Hepler; five grandchildren, Matthew Maydian, Kaci Maydian, Trevor Maydian, Easton Martin, and Amber Hickey; two great grandchildren, Autumn Hickey and Raegan Hickey; and a number of nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 2:30 PM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Brandon Nicely and Mr. Keith Bottenfield officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington. Pallbearers will be Matthew Maydian, Trevor Maydian, Brian Broughman, Tyler Broughman, Curtis Maydian and Jonathan Martin. The family will be present at Nicely Funeral Home on Friday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the time of service.
Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.
The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Victory Baptist Church, PO Box 2, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.