STIVERS, Jennifer Marable, 49, of Rockville, Va., passed away January 4, 2019. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Ursuline Academy, where she met her soulmate and future husband, Greg. Shortly after graduating from the University of Texas in 1991, Greg and Jennifer were married. They were blessed with four beautiful children, who along with her Catholic faith, were her guideposts in her life. Her final decade was challenged by the effects of a brain injury, but her selfless love for friends and family never wavered. She found her calling in taking the Holy Eucharist to men and women at three local nursing homes along with her best friend and companion, Ludwig, her 165-pound Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Jennifer is survived by her husband, Greg Lewis Stivers; daughters, Elizabeth Madison Stivers, Grace Reed Stivers; sons, Samuel Marable Stivers, Andrew James Stivers; sisters, Lisa Palmer (Matthew), Kathleen Boucher (Oliver), Nancy Stripling (Guy); brother, James Marable (Dawn); and many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Addison Marable III; mother, Audrey V. Marable Fink; stepfather, John Fink; and brothers, Mike Fink and Samuel Marable. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Bliley’s Funeral Home, 3801 Augusta Avenue, Richmond, Va., from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The family will share at 7 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, Jennifer’s family would ask that you make time monthly to visit a loved one or someone that you may not even know at a local nursing home. Your smile could change their life and their response may just change yours.
Good morning, Brothers.
During last night’s Business Meeting, we discussed plans to support the Stivers family in a number of ways over the coming weeks. We also discussed reaching out to Monsignor Carr to offer our support this week. I reached out to Monsignor this morning, and his response is below.
If you’re planning to attend this Friday’s funeral services, please wear your Knights badge/pin and look for other Brothers to assist with Monsignor’s request below. The services are scheduled to begin at 10am, so I’ll plan on being there at least 45 minutes early to help coordinate.