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Irene (Jewell) Laxton

January 3, 1932 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Irene Laxton Obituary

Alva Irene Jewell Laxton, 92, received her heavenly reward on Friday, March 1, 2024. Born January 3, 1932, in Sabine, WV, she devoted her life to her family, her faith in God, and pointing others toward God. Raised on Jesse Mountain, her family instilled the values of God through prayer, singing, and attending church. Irene was a wife and homemaker for more than 50 years, raising seven children and being the biblical example of a Proverbs 31 woman. She has been a faithful member of Sweet Divine Baptist Church for 71 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Alfred Laxton, her parents William Harrison and Vergie Jewell; her sisters Peggy Mullins, Glenna Mulkey, Ada Brooks, Barbara Brown, Loretta Canterbury, and Zelma Stewart; her brothers Olen Jewell, William Harrison Jewell, Jr., Vermin Jewell; her daughter-in-law Kimberly Hall-Laxton. Irene is survived by her seven children: Michael Laxton, Diana Cook and her husband Tom, Roger Laxton, Karen  Allen and her husband Danny, Terry Laxton and wife Lisa, Kathy Tilley and her husband Shawn, Mark Laxton and his wife Jessica; twenty-one grandchildren, twentyseven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; her brother, David (Vergie) Jewell; a host of nieces and nephews and her church family. The legacy and influence Irene left can be seen in her family and the love they share, the musical gifts and songs they sing, and their faith in God. Five generations have felt her love, sang her songs, heard her prayers, and seen her love for God and her faithfulness to God and her family. That is the legacy of Irene Jewell Laxton. 

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March 5, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Evans-Calfee Funeral Services
614 Appalachian Hwy
Pineville, WV 24874

Funeral Service
March 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Sweet Divine Baptist Church
Bear Hole Road
Pineville, WV 24874


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