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Renetta “Renee” Townsel

Renetta “Renee” Townsel is a native of San Antonio, Texas, where she graduated from James Madison High School in 1994.

After graduating from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Decatur (Atlanta) in 2005, she went on to serve as an Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class (EM2) in the United States Navy from 2008 until 2014.

Renee has two children; her son, Trey, is a 2016 graduate of Texas State University at San Marcos, with a degree in Criminal Justice and is also active duty Army, in which he was commissioned in 2016. Her daughter, Adrianne, is a dental assistant at Forest Dental Center here, in Lynchburg.

Renee moved to Lynchburg in the summer of 2015 to pursue her passion in the Funeral Service industry, where she found her home here, at Tharp.