Lane, Jarrett Lee
Jarrett Lee Lane, 22, was loved not just by his family, but by the whole town of Narrows, Va. Raised by his mom, Tracey Lane, his grandmother, Nancy Morgan, and two older sisters, Alicia and Fawntane, with the help of numerous other people in this small town. Jarrett was a one-of-a-kind person.
How anyone had the time to do all the things Jarrett did is unbelievable. During his time at Narrows High School Jarrett maintained a 4.0 GPA while excelling in football, basketball, tennis, and track. He received multiple academic and athletic honors throughout his high school career. In 2003, Jarrett was valedictorian of his class at NHS and also a graduate of Southwest Virginia Governor’s School in Dublin, Va.
In Fall of 2003 Jarrett continued pursuing his dream of being an engineer at Virginia Tech. As a Hokie Jarrett took pleasure in cheering on his classmates at football and basketball games. As part of his active social life, Jarrett played intramural sports and was a member of Cru, a campus ministry. Jarrett also enjoyed his time as an intern for VT Site and Infrastructure Development and also working with parking services. But more than anything Jarrett enjoyed his engineering classes and was set to graduate May of 2007. Jarrett was accepted into the Coastal Engineering Graduate program of University of Florida, where he was offered an assistantship.
Even though Jarrett took great pride in being a Hokie and loved his years at Virginia Tech, he always made time for his friends and family in Narrows. Jarrett spent numerous weekends in his hometown visiting family, attending First Baptist Church where he was a member, and playing sports with high school friends. He had an amazing ability to not take himself too seriously, but always took life and friendships seriously. He always took the time to talk to people and care for them while sharing God’s love. Jarrett will be missed more than words can express.
He is survived by his mother, Tracey Lane; maternal grandmother, Nancy Morgan; sisters, Alicia Farrell and her husband Daniel, Fawntane Shepherd, her husband Roger and their children, Landon, Kennedy, and Kaydance. He is also survived by maternal grandfather, Robert Morgan of Comer, Ga.; uncle, Lloyd Morgan of Savannah, Ga.; paternal grandmother, Shelby Lane of Princeton, W.Va., and numerous other uncles, aunts, and cousins. His friends and family cherish all of your thoughts and prayers as they try to re-adjust to life without his amazing presence.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Narrows High School Auditorium with the Rev. Tim Cline and the Rev. Buddy Woodson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. Friends may call at Narrows High School Friday after 3 p.m.
Flowers are welcome and two funds in honor of Jarrett have been established. Please send contributions to either the Jarrett Lane Memorial Fund, or the Jarrett Lane Scholarship Fund, in care of Celco Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 361; Narrows, Virginia 24124. Arrangements by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows. Online condolence messages can be sent to the family at www.riffes.com.