REEDVILLE—Thelma Williams Jensen, 97, of Reedville passed away on December 13, 2018.
She was born in Lanexa in 1921, the daughter of the late James K. Williams and Reubena Revere Williams.
She is survived by her daughter, Joy Norris (Edward); son, John Jensen (Betty); granddaughter, Stacy Norris; sister, Shirley Ramos; and many devoted nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Leif Juel Jensen and sister, Lillian Slosjarik. After World War II, Leif and Thelma started their own business, a machine and welding shop, Jensen Mfg. Company, which operated for 59 years.
Thelma and Leif had enjoyed many years of fishing and boating in Reedville since the 1950s and traveling across country in their camper before retiring to Reedville in 1990.
Thelma was also very active in the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club and Bethany United Methodist Church in Reedville, where she was a member of the Rebekah Circle.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 17, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. The family received friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at the funeral home. Interment took place Tuesday, December 18, at Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Hospice, 289 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560.
The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to her caregivers, Corrine Lee and Katie Lee, Riverside Hospice and the caring staff at The Orchard.