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Albert O. Jennings, Jr.

March 1, 2020

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 On Sunday, March 1, 2020, Albert Jennings, Jr. obeyed his heavenly Father’s command and answered his call at the Lewis Gale Memorial Hospital in Salem, VA, surrounded by his family.  Albert, more commonly known as Alboo or Boo, was born on November 24, 1952 to the late Albert Jennings, Sr. and Viola Harvey Jennings.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Morgan and Evelyn Barbour, both of Lynchburg, VA.

Alboo attended Dunbar Schools and E.C. Glass High School, where he was an outstanding football player.  He entered the Air Force and served his country before returning home to Lynchburg, VA.  Alboo worked for the Lynchburg City Bus Company and Buncher Rail Car before retiring.  Alboo spent his retirement years watching his sons play and coach football and watching his grandchildren grow.

Alboo professed his belief in Christ at an early age and became a member of the New Dearington Baptist Church.  He was an active and dedicated member for many years.  He sang in the Men’s Chorus and served on the Trustee Board.

Alboo leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Deborah Jennings of Forest, VA;  three sons: Albert (Butch) Jennings, III (Hope) of Orlando, FL, Bryan Jennings (Pam) of Richmond, VA, and Rashad Jennings of Los Angeles, CA; 9 grandchildren: Domonhic Jennings, Makayla Jennings, Joshua Jennings, Bryson Jennings, Blake Jennings, Antonio Brown, Brian Jones, Ronnie Stringfield, and Caleb Stringfield; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 god-daughters: Nikki Thornhill and Melanie Robinson; 2 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at Tharp Funeral Home Thursday, March 5, 2020 between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Thomas Road New Pate Chapel, 100 Mountain View Road, he will lie in repose one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Fort Hill Memorial Park.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Diabetes Association at

I’m safely home in heaven,

     Oh so peaceful and bright.

                                       All my restless days are over,                           

I now have everlasting life.

I took his hand, I answered his call.

I turned my back, and left it all.

No more tossing in the night,

God has made everything all right.

I’m now home in heaven,

Where God made for me.

All my troubles are over

Cause I’ve been set free!!!



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