Jeanette Cecile Rodrigues

Published 10:05 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Jeanette Cecile Rodrigues, 79, of Virginia Beach, passed away Jan. 28, 2019.

Born in Virginia, she was a graduate of Suffolk High School and was among one of the first women from Suffolk to join the U.S. Air Force. She was a very proud U.S. Air Force veteran. She worked for Rices Nachmans, Thalhimers and Macy’s for many years. She was an avid reader and supported PBS for many years.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, Jason Dale and Ophelia Laine and two brothers, Michael and Britton Laine. Left to cherish her memory are a son, Raymond J. Rodrigues (Oralie); a daughter, Linda C. Rodrigues; a son, John P. Rodrigues; granddaughter, Athena Rodrigues; and a sister, Vicky Laine Leary (Philip).

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local PBS station or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, 515 Court St., Portsmouth, VA 23704.