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Chesta Morrissette, 93 Of Burkeville Dies April 4

BURKEVILLE, April 8 – Chesta Alice Hubbard Morrissette, 93, of Burkeville, died Friday, April 4, 2008. She was the widow of Joseph Johnson Morrissette Jr. Mrs. Morrissette was born February 4, 1915 at “Avondale Farm,” Rice, to the late Harry Hunter Hubbard and Estelle Wilson Hubbard. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Janie H. Jones, Marian H. Carrington and Hilda H. Mahan.

Mrs. Morrissette is survived by two sons, Joseph F. Morrissette of Burkeville, and J. Hunter Morrissette of Harrisonburg; two granddaughters, Susan M. Jackson and husband, Brandon, and Caroline M. Thielecke and husband, Tim; four great-grandchildren, Hunter B. Jackson, Marley G. Jackson, Emma E. Thielecke and M. Claire Thielecke, all of Roanoke; one sister, Mamie H. McClenny of Rice; and one brother, H. Fielder Hubbard of Surfside Beach, SC.

Mrs. Morrissette graduated from State Teachers' College, now Longwood University, Farmville, with a B.S. Degree. She did additional work at William & Mary College, University of Virginia and University of Alabama. She taught nine years in the Prince Edward County School system and 21 years in the Nottoway County School system. Mrs. Morrissette was a devoted member of Burkeville Baptist Church. She was a faithful servant of the Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) and she held many positions in the Burkeville Baptist Church WMU and the Southside Baptist Association WMU. In 1997-98, she served as Southside Baptist Association WMU Centennial Chairperson. Also, she was a Royal Ambassadors (RA) Leader. Mrs. Morrissette was a member of the Burkeville Woman's Club and a charter member of Judith Randolph-Longwood Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapter, Farmville.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Monday, April 7, at Pisgah Baptist Church, Rice, with interment in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Burkeville Baptist Church Building Fund or your favorite charity.

Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, Crewe, handled the arrangements.