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Jannell Thomas Gunn of Williamsburg, Va., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gordon Gunn aka “Pops”; her son, Donald Keeton, and her mother, Lillian Travis.

Jannell was born in Clarksville, Va., and lived in Gloucester for many years and was a member of Union Baptist Church. She worked at Sears for over 30 years and made her way from cashier to manager with only an eighth-grade education.
Affectionately known as “Grandma” to everyone, she loved to sew and taught everyone in the family, loved soap operas, especially the “Young and the Restless” and the “Bold and the Beautiful.” She loved Elvis, her family and grandkids and devoted her life to raising her family.

Jannell is survived by her sons, Ronald Keeton (Martha) and Robert Keeton (Deloras); her daughter, Cynthia Mullis; grandchildren, Tracey Freeman, Robert Keeton, Jonathon Keeton, Daniel Keeton, Michael Keeton, Diana Davis, Samantha Keeton, Kristina Mullis, Ronald Mullis, Benjamin Mullis and Kimberly Hansen; and many beloved great-grandchildren.

Services will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jannell’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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