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Ronald Lee Jett

Ronald Lee Jett

HEATHSVILLE—Ronald Lee Jett, 70, of Heathsville passed away August 5, 2023.

He is survived by his wife, Linda S. Jett; daughters, Carrie Jo Jett and Kelly Morgan Jett; stepdaughters Kristi and Carlina; eight grandchildren, Kyndal, Karter, Haleigh, Michael, Keith, Macey, Dallas and Michael Jr.; sister, Patsy Basye and numerous caring nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Doris and Wilson Jett; and his brothers, Mitchell and Michael Jett.

Ronnie was a dedicated family man who enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and dog Mia. He could often be found on his boat with his family when he was not at his businesses, Smith Point Seafood and Cockrell’s Creek Deli. Whether steaming crabs or answering fire and rescue calls, Ronnie was always willing to serve his community.

Ronnie served on the Northumberland County Rescue Squad where he was a life member and served previously as captain. Ronnie was also recognized regionally by PEMS as the recipient of the Michael B. Player Award for excellence in EMS. He also served his community through his service with the Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as an active member from 1981 to 2019 at which time, he became a life member.

Ronnie continued his service to his community where he was an active member on the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors for District 5, since he was first sworn in office January 1996. While on the board, he served in multiple positions including vice chair for six years, chairman for 18 years, emergency services director for 18 years, and served as liaison for the board to the Northern Neck Regional Jail since July 2000.

During his tenure on the board, he helped lead the county on many key initiatives including the implementation of the Enhanced 911 system for the county, helped obtain funding to complete the Regional Fire Department Burn Building, the construction of the new middle/high school complex, Little League and high school ball fields, and the construction of the new Sheriff’s Office. He also continued his support for citizens to have public access to recreational and other facilities through his support for the YMCA, the establishment of the Public Access Authority and the Glebe Point Fishing Pier. Above all he focused his support on the citizens and staff to make the county the best it could be.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Internment will follow the service at Roseland Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday, August 14, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 656, Burgess, VA 22432; or Northumberland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Reedville, VA 22539.

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