Delton Jessup

Delton Rabon Jessup

May 22nd, 1934 - January 21st, 2021
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Delton Rabon Jessup, 86, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Rabon grew up on a dairy farm in Laurel Fork, Virginia. After graduating high school he served two years in the United States Army and married his wife Beverly. Together they raised three sons, who with their families became his greatest earthly joy. Rabon served in the Virginia State Police for 31 years, retiring as a lieutenant in 1993. His hobbies were small engines, flying, gardening, and sports. Most important was his relationship with God, through Jesus, and daily reading of his Bible.

Rabon was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Nancy Jessup, and his sister, Imogene Jessup Turman. Surviving him are his beloved wife, Beverly Smith Jessup; sons, Ronald S. Jessup (Rhonda), Neal S. Jessup (Tammy), and Bobby Jessup (Kimberly); grandchildren, Lindsey Wright, Hunter Jessup, Jared Jessup, Wesley Jessup, and Evan Jessup; great-grandchildren, Easton, London, Dawson, Liliya, Nixon, Aisia, and Haika Jessup; sisters, Marie Martin (Rush), Evona Jessup; brother, Buford (Sue); special sister-in-law, Jo Lynn Newman; and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel, 318 West Church Avenue, Roanoke. Friends are invited to visit with the family for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    January 30th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    January 30th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Oakey's Roanoke Chapel
    318 W. Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    January 30th, 2021 | 11:00am
    January 30th, 2021 11:00am
    Oakey's Roanoke Chapel
    318 W. Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Bryan Ratliff
    Pastor Bobby Andrews


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Linda Royal

Posted at 09:32am
Lieutenant Jessup was my Father's State Police Supervisor. He was respected by my Dad. We appreciated "Jessup's" support during my Dad's battle with A.L.S. and for his participation at my Dad's funeral back in 1986. I send my thoughts and prayers to his family at this time. Linda Mercer Royal

Ina and Greg Shaw family

Posted at 08:53am
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God keep you wrapped in His arms of comfort and peace in the coming weeks.
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BSF Roanoke Evening Women's Class

Posted at 12:00pm
Dear Jessup Family, We are praying for you all during this time. May God give you peace beyond all understanding.
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Tom & Elsie Reese

Posted at 05:08pm
Thank you for your loved one's faith and his service to our nation and commonwealth. God be with you all during this time.

William Jackson

Posted at 04:16pm
So very sorry to learn of Rabon' s " home going".
I enjoyed working with him when he was working part-time, for DMV, after retirement from State Police. We shared so many memories.
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Hope to see you soon.

William Jackson

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