Elinor Jane Paxton Satchell

Published 11:40 am Monday, May 18, 2015

Mrs. Elinor Jane Paxton Satchell, 89, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Autumn Care of Mocksville.

She was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Harrisville, W.Va. to the late Robert and Nina Paxton.  Mrs. Satchell earned her registered nurse degree and served in the Cadet Nurse Corps in Newport News, Va. from 1944-1947. She was a devoted wife of 38 years to Richard Odell Satchell of Newport News, during his ministry in churches in Spence, Md., Atlantic, Va., Lutherville, Md., and Heathsville, Va. until the Rev. Satchell’s death on Oct. 30, 1986. Mrs. Satchell was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed needlework, much of which is in her granddaughters’ homes. She made a pineapple pastry beyond compare.Mrs. Satchell filled her home with a broad range of music, from classical to country. She was an inveterate reader and inventive crossword puzzler, much to the delight of her daughter. Mrs. Satchell was a treasure trove of wisdom and a fount of hillbilly humor.

Mrs. Satchell raised five children, all of whom survive her: Robert Mason Satchell (Ellen) of Gloucester, Va., Richard Lee Satchell (Susan) of Phoenix, Ariz., Jane Satchell McAllister (Charles) of Mocksville, William David Satchell (Karen) and John Mark Satchell (Pat), all of Richmond, Va.; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Luemma Paxton of Callahan, Fla.

A celebration of her life will be held in Mocksville in July and her ashes will be interred in Peninsula Memorial Park of Newport News, Va., next to her husband.

Memorials: First Baptist, 412 N. Main St.,  Mocksville; or a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.