Christine Pearl Watlington Jennings, 91, of Hurt died Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Autumn Care of Altavista.  She was the wife of the late Witcher Vernell Jennings.

She was born May 31, 1928, in Pittsylvania County, a daughter of the late Robert Vester Watlington and Annie Melissa Adams Watlington.  Christine was a founding (charter) member of Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church where she formerly taught Sunday School and retired from General Electric with thirty years of experience.

She is survived by a son, K. Michael Jennings and his wife, Pat, of Evington; a daughter, Sharon L. Jennings of Hurt; two grandchildren, Allen Smith and his wife, Ashley, of Concord and Tony Smith and his wife, Amanda, of Lynchburg; two great grandchildren, Aubrey Smith and Jackson Smith; and special friends, Kathy Dodson and Shirley Vuncannon.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Noel and Kermit Watlington; and a sister, Francis Watlington Roberts.

A funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020, at Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. R.G. Rowland and Dr. Rich Denning with interment following in Altavista Memorial Park.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the church and other times at the home of her daughter, Sharon, 1649 Grit Rd., Hurt.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Hurt Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1212 Grit Rd., Hurt, VA 24563.

Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista was in charge of arrangements.

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