October 16, 1938 – September 5, 2021
Joseph “Jay” Venable
June 6, 1937 – September 7, 2021
Frances and Joseph “Jay” Venable, beloved mother and father, were both called to their heavenly homes just 36 hours apart. Frances passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 and Joseph shortly after on Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Both Frances and Joseph were the most loveable, kind and outgoing people you could meet. Frances’ personality lit up the room and with her if you were not smiling, then you were laughing. Her love for birds was one of kind and she immensely adored watching them. On the weekend if you couldn’t find Frances at home, you could bet she was at a garage sale. To Frances, everybody was family to her. As for Joseph, he enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors where it was peaceful. Often he was found outside in the boat with anyone who would go fishing with him. He was also a dedicated worker, having spent many years as a welder to provide for his family who was his whole world. A firefighter, Joseph also helped protect the families of Amelia for over 40 years and was a member of the Knight of Columbus at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church for many years. Both Frances and Joseph knew everyone and to them there was no such thing as a stranger. The knowledge that this beautiful couple is reunited together in heaven is bittersweet and their memory will linger in the many hearts of those who knew and loved them.
Frances and Joseph are survived by their two children, Christine (Royal) Young and Merlin M. Venable; two grandchildren, Joseph and James Brewer; two great grandchildren Laney and Dylan Brewer; Frances’ brothers, Warren Renfroe, and Jimmy Renfroe; Joseph’s brothers, James Venable, Jack Venable and Thomas Courville; Frances’ sisters, Agnes Campbell, Essie Romero and Juanita Lauland; and Joseph’s sisters, Rita Hebert, Martha Ann Venable, Martha Jane Venable, and Freida Venable.
Frances was proceeded in death by her parents, Marshal Troglen and Genevieve LeBlanc; and her brothers, John Allen Troglen and Sonny Troglen.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Merlin Venable and Amelia Patin; and his brother, Mike Venable.
Visitation for Frances and Joseph will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm with a rosary being recited at 7pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Monday September 13, 2021 from 8am until time of dismissal at 10:15am at Hargrave Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11 am at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Ameila. The couple will be laid to rest together in the church cemetery following services.
The Venable family would like to give a special thank you to Sunshine Hebb, Joslynn Matherne, Monica Hoffmann and everybody that had prayed for them.
Due to health concerns during gatherings, the family requests that all guests wear masks upon entry of the funeral home establishment and church.