Mark Allen Jarrett

Born: Mon., Jun. 20, 1960
Died: Fri., May 17, 2013


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Sun., May 19, 2013
Location: Barker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., May 20, 2013
Location: Barker Funeral Home

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Mark Allen Jarrett, 52, of 461 Golden Lane, Sutherlin, died at his residence on Friday, May 17, 2013 after a long struggle with bone cancer. Born in Danville on June 20, 1960, he was the son of the late James David Jarrett and Betty Shelton Jarrett Travis, who survives him. He was married to Karen Ferguson Jarrett. Mark was a kind and loving husband, father, and son who stood by his faith. He was a member of Church of the Bretheren and he had worked as a carman for Norfolk Southern Railroad. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Mindy Michelle Jarrett Tedeschi and her husband, Vincent, of Danville; a son, Brandon Lee Jarrett of the home; three brothers, Curtis David Jarrett and his wife, Elizabeth, of Syracuse, NY, Michael Wayne Jarrett and his wife, Deborah, of Grottoes, VA, and Brian Kevin Jarrett and his wife, Angel, of Harrisonburg, VA;, and half-sister, Angie Jarrett Isom, of Danville.
Funeral services for Mr. Jarrett will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Barker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Berkley officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The family respectfully suggests that memorial donations be made to the Danville Cancer Society, 2323 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA, 24541, or to the Ringgold Volunteer Fire Department, 3880 Tom Fork Road, Ringgold, VA, 24586.
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Bernie, Bettye and Kyle White
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Karen, Mindy and Brandon,
We are so sorry for your loss but are rejoicing that Mark is now in Heaven where there is no more pain!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God will give you everything you need to make it through. It's wonderful to know you will all see Mark again one day! We love you,

Bernie, Bettye and Kyle White

Randy & Tammy Ramsey
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
Karen, Mindy, and Brandon ... we were so sorry to hear about Mark and our thoughts are with you through this time. While it's hard to deal with now, you do know that he isn't suffering any longer. We wish we could be there for you, but being so far away makes that impossible. However, if there is anything we can do, don't hesitate to call.

Stacey Brown and family
   Posted Sun May 19, 2013
To the Jarrett family,

Our prayers go out to you, may you find peace in your time of sorrow.
I shared many conversations and good times with Mark while working with him on 2nd shift and the weekends, so it really sadden me when I heard of his passing, but I do take comfort in knowing he loved his family and the Lord.
Rest assured, he is in a better place now and still watching over you.
May God Bless you all.

Trish Loewen, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
What a Blessing to have met the Jarrett Family thru my work. Karen,
we are here for you if you need us. Mark will be unbelievably missed,
but rest in the peace that his pain is no more!! He is riding those golden
tracks of Glory now. May God be with you and your family in this
crazy & difficult time.

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