MOORESBORO - Irma Jeanette Beason Fox went home to the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Hospice at Wendover. Born Oct. 18, 1921, she was youngest daughter of Charlie and Mertie McSwain Beason.
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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jim Fox; brothers Max and Charles Reid Beason; sisters Lucille Humphries, Johnnie Lee Callahan, and Mary Willie Bridges; and special nephews and nieces Dan Beason, Lynn Beason, "Boo Boo" Bridges, Bobby Goode, Polly English, and Rahama Kirby.
She leaves to cherish fond memories, her daughter Judy Fox Greene; son-in- law Dave of Mooresboro; granddaughter Stephanie Randall (Joey); and great-grandson Nick of Shelby.
Jeanette was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Mooresboro, where she served in the nursery for over 30 years. She was a long time employee of Cleveland Sandwich Company, beginning employment there at age 19. She took several years off to be a mother, and later to care for her sick husband, only to return to Cleveland Sandwich and work there until the company closed in 1996.
She was a caregiver and nurturer, especially to children. Jeanette and her sister Mary Willie cared for numerous children and the two were affectionately called Granny and Maw-Maw.
After her husband passed in 1980, Jeanette spent much of her time with her sister Mary Willie and was ingrained in her family. Members of this family are Glenn, Gene (Lunette), Straw (Bobbie), Lou Ann, Bobby, Brandy (Travis), Melaina, Lane, Clint, Chase, Kayleigh, Zack, Jennifer (Crash), Alyssa, Andrew, Adam, Carla, Mackenzie, and Kendall. Other extended family members are Nell and Martha Fox, L.C. Jones, and many dear nieces and nephews.
Heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Shelby Manor, Carillon Assisted Living, and Wendover Hospice for providing wonderful care to Jeanette over the past four years.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service, and at other times at the home of Judy Greene, Griffin Road, Mooresboro.
Celebration of life service: 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Revs. Mike Frashier and Todd Bolin
Burial: Will follow in the church cemetery.
Funeral home: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Trinity Baptist Church Playground Fund, 746 Trinity Church Road, Mooresboro, NC 28114 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Online guest register: www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service
4076 HWY 221A
Cliffside, NC 28024-0337
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 27, 2014