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Jelena (Elena) Yuhnevich Cockrell

Jelena (Elena) Yuhnevich Cockrell

Jelena (Elena) Yuhnevich Cockrell, 43, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home in Christchurch.

Elena was born on June 5, 1974 in Riga, Latvia. Elena had a kind and gentle heart. She dearly loved children and was loved by them. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, John H. Cockrell of Christchurch; stepdaughter, Virginia (GiGi) Cockrell of Brescia, Italy; mother, Valentina Yuhnevich of Riga; mother-in-law, Barbara C. Cockrell of Christchurch; brother-in-law, Thomas L. Cockrell (Cindy) of Locust Hill; beloved cousins, Marina and Ramon Vasjukova of Riga; and several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by her family and her faithful companions, Merle, Sam, Zeus, Andy and Lucy. Always be kind to one another.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Christ Church Parish Episcopal, 56 Christchurch Lane, Saluda, VA 23149.  

To honor her memory, donations may be made to the Middlesex Pet Friends for Life, P.O. Box 145, Saluda, VA 23149. Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda, is assisting the family.

posted 07.05.2017

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