Jeanette Arnold Chambers ran into the arms of Jesus on Friday, April 4, 2008, surrounded by family and friends in her home. Her 81 years of life were filled by encouraging and nurturing others. A celebration of her life will be held today, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Officiating will be Brother Ray Jones. Interment will follow in the Garden of Peace at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. on Sunday prior to services. Jeanette was the seventh of eight brothers and one sister of her late parents, Jesse Erneast and Fannie K. Lee Arnold of Slocomb. One sibling, Dorsey (Betty Sue) Arnold remains. Siblings preceding their sister include Leroy (Thelma), Lewey (Thelma), Dewey (Nettie and Thelma), Haywood (Dressie), baby boy Arnold, Rudolph (Mary), Jesse, Jr. (Dean and Geneva) and Betty Jean (John D. Register), (Henry Tyson). Jeanette, a graduate of Slocomb High School, was married to the late Rayford Edwin Chambers and the mother of two daughters, Bonnie and Alicia. She worked 21 years as a medical librarian at Ft. Rucker. Her retirement years allowed her the joy to travel with the New Horizon Club. In addition to her brother, Dorsey Arnold and his wife, Betty Sue, Jeanette will be missed by her two daughters, Bonnie Jean Rhodes and her husband Tim, of Dothan, and Alicia Anne Krogsgaard and her husband Bernard, of Saskatchewan, Canada. Jeanette’s pride and joy were her seven grandchildren, Hannah Wingard and her husband Nathan, of Birmingham, Matthew, Stephen, and Seth Rhodes, of Dothan, Kresten, Ashley, and Logan Krogsgaard, of Canada, and her two great grandchildren, Gabriel and Abigail Wingard. Jeanette’s life of service also blessed her many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, neighbors, and friends. Memorials are accepted on behalf of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 1231 Fortner Street, Dothan, AL 36301, or Covenant Hospice, 2855 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 110, Dothan, AL 36301. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the loving and compassionate caregivers of Covenant Hospice, the Joy Sunday School Class of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, and all the family and neighbors and friends who so lovingly cared for Jeanette the last months of her battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Now, for Jeanette, the battle has been won! Rejoice!
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