CLAXTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Joy Jenkins Eason, age 78, passed away at her residence on December 31, 2013, under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. Mrs. Eason was a native of Tattnall County, living the past 60 years in Evans County. Mrs. Eason was a member of Eason Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Eason was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Jennifer; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Jenkins; two brothers, Curtis & Warnell Jenkins; and four sisters, Louise Holland, Beatrice Collins, Mildred Boyette & Thurla Boyette. She was also preceded in death by her very special nephew, David Tootle.
Surviving is her husband of 60 years, William F. Eason Jr.; her twin sister & brother-in-law, Joyce & Henry Eason; and sister, Winnie Boyette, all of Claxton.
Mrs. Eason is also survived by two nieces & nephew-in-law who were like her children, Trish Tootle of Statesboro and Julie & Gil Mincey of Claxton; and their children, Matt, Talette, Athan & Clint Tootle, Natalie Mincey, Angela Swindell; and a host of other family members who were dear to her heart.
Mrs. Eason was a homemaker who loved cooking, sewing, crocheting and serving others. She had a deep faith and loved reading and studying her Bible.
The funeral service will be held Friday, January 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Fiveash and Mike Hodges officiating. Interment will be in the Eason Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers are her nephews, Gil Mincey, Matt Tootle, Clint Tootle, Kim Lynn, Heath Lynn and Barry Cowart.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Ogeechee Area Hospice for their excellent care and compassion, and requests memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice at P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Statesboro Herald, January 3, 2014
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