It is with great sadness that the family of Roletta L. Jones Storie, 79, announces her passing. Roletta was born at her home in the Chestnut Ridge community on April 3rd, 1942. Roletta passed away Tuesday, September 28th, 2021.
During her time on this earth you could find her helping people in need, lending rides, mending britches, delivering food to neighbors, extending forgiveness and second chances where most people would have walked away. She was always willing to to help anyone who was down on their luck and having a hard time.
If you needed anything, you better believe she could find it for a great price at a second hand store or yard sale. She was the bargain queen, and she wasn’t afraid to ask if you’d take a dime when it was priced for a quarter. She penny pinched, but she would also give you the shirt off her back if you asked. She was so kind, but if anyone took advantage of her or messed with one of her kids or grandkids, you would quickly see that tiny, scheming, spitfire of a woman teach someone to never mess with her again.
She taught her grandkids how to drive when they were way too young. She taught them to cook gravy, eggs, pancakes, blackberry dumplins, and fried apple pies. She was so funny, and she didn’t even try to be. She never baked a batch of cookies or brownies that she was proud of. She would always say, “Oh, honey, them’s no good. That blamed oven gets too hot.” But those cookies or brownies would be devoured in a day’s time by everyone who came into her home. She was always sneaking her grandkids 20 dollar bills, and she was always the last one to sit and eat because she was too worried about taking care of everyone else.
Roletta spent 79 years on this earth, and for most of those years she spent them taking care of everyone else. She is now resting in the arms of the Lord who is taking care of her.
Roletta is survived by her three daughters Gail McClure (spouse Ronnie), Terri (Darci) Bernabei (spouse Mark), and Ronni Storie; four granddaughters Tabitha Campbell, Maggie Moss (spouse Andy), Caitlin Bowling (spouse CJ), Maddie Bernabei, and step granddaughter Reanna McClure; siblings Mary Walker, Ruth Garmany (spouse Marlin), Daniel Jones (wife Becky); a host of special nieces and nephews, and a special friend Jesslyn Taylor.
She is preceded in death by her husband James Harold Storie; her parents Hattie Branstetter Jones and Leonard Jones; siblings Lois Keys, Bud Jones, Margie Rogers, Dale Jones, & Paul Jones.
Please know that the family welcomes everyone to stop by Roletta’s house to visit and share stories about our incredible mama.
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