WILMINGTON — Mrs. Jean E. Eason, 80, passed away after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
She leaves behind children, Dennis Eason, and his wife, Candace, of Currie, Teresa Hamilton, and her husband, Gene of Wilmington, and Kim Gregory, and her husband, Marcus, of Wilmington; brothers, the Rev. Jerry Ezzell of Warsaw and Gary Ezzell of Turkey; five grandchildren, Travis, Jason, and his wife, Robyn, Russell, and his wife, Kelly, Claudia and Michael; five great-grandchildren, Aleah, Jordan, Kyleigh, Nathan and Kennedie.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Claudius Eason of Wilmington; parents, David Lee and Annie Smith Ezzell of Duplin County; brothers, Edward, Charles, Bobby, James and Larry; and sister, Maglene Ezzell.
Jean was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Warsaw to David Lee and Annie “Ellen” Ezzell. She married Claudius Eason, her sweetheart, July 4, 1954.
Jean was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, “the very Best Bam’ma,” sister, friend and neighbor. Jean was a quiet soul. Her strong faith in God was unmeasurable. Her love for her family was like no other. She was a homemaker, and though never attended school for nursing, she ended up being the best of one by taking care of her husband for so many years. Those who knew her, know this to be true. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church for many years serving in the Women’s Club and singing in the choir.
Per her request, there will be no visitation, however, there will be a graveside service. She felt that this was a “personal time” between the loved one and their family. She believed that the way a person lived their life and treated others spoke their service. All are welcome to attend her graveside service that will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, at Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by her brother, the Rev. Jerry Ezzell.
The family would like to thank the excellent care from Lower Cape Fear Hospice in her final days, Dr. Dean Karras for taking care of her for all of these years and for God blessing her with the excellent care from Dr. William McNulty for the past 10 years.
Share online condolences with the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.