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E. Jonell Biemeck, 67, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014, in Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, after a long and courageous battle with diabetes.
She was born on April 22, 1946 in Forester, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Gerald and Loretta Nelson. The family moved to Kansas City, MO in 1954 and she graduated from Presidio High School in 1964.
She married Colonel (Ret) John F. Biemeck in 1970 and moved to Virginia in 1971.
She was a service representative for Continental Telephone and General Telephone systems, both of which were merged into Verizon. During her tenure she completed 25 years of service and retired from Verizon in 1996. Her service awards and honors are too numerous to list, but she was a dedicated employee that was active in company events, voluntary work and was admired and loved by all who knew her.
After moving to Colonial Beach in 1996, she was active in the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and was the Co-Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce 2000 Boardwalk Craft Show, which had the highest attendance ever recorded and is considered a model by many.
She was also a member of the Ladies of the American Legion and the Moose.
She was active in hobby crafts and made countless gifts for charities, friends and she made a significant contribution to the opening of the Museum at Colonial Beach in 1999.
She not only earned the respect of all her associates, but she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two nephews: Richard Watson and Marshall Robinson.
She is survived by her beloved husband John F. Biemeck; her daughter Elizabeth Ann Goodwin (Wade), four grandchildren Bradford, Michael, Emily and Rebecca Goodwin; her sisters Nina Nadine Watson, Alta Ilene Robinson, Eva Sue Hanson and brother Jerry D. Nelson; her nieces and nephews David D. Nelson, Jerry D. Nelson, Marty Nelson, Raymond Watson, Tina Johnson, Tona Dozier, Greg Robinson, Timothy Robinson, Christina Courtney, and Kelly Webb, and 25 great nieces and nephews.
Her wake will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Home, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.
A memorial service will follow at 12:01 p.m., which will be followed immediately by a Celebration of her life in a local restaurant for her friends and family members and guests.
Internment will be in the Gettysburg National Military Cemetery (old section– near the Lincoln Speech Memorial), Gettysburg, PA, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend all events.
Cards or flowers can be sent to Mullins & Thompson Funeral Home, in Fredericksburg.