Jean Eason

January 1, 1938August 8, 2018

Mrs. Jean E. Eason passed away after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer on August 8, 2018, in Wilmington, NC at the age of 80.

She leaves behind children, Dennis Eason and wife Candace of Currie NC, Teresa Hamilton and husband Gene of Wilmington NC, Kim Gregory and husband Marcus of Wilmington NC; brothers: Rev. Jerry Ezzell of Warsaw NC, and Gary Ezzell of Turkey NC; 5 grandchildren, Travis, Jason and wife Robyn, Russell and wife Kelly, Claudia, and Michael; 5 great grandchildren, Aleah, Jordan, Kyleigh, Nathan, and Kennedie. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Claudius Eason of Wilmington NC; parents, David Lee and Annie Smith Ezzell of Duplin County; brothers Edward, Charles, Bobby, James, Larry, and sister Maglene Ezzell.

Jean was born on January 1st, 1938 in Warsaw, NC to David Lee and Annie “Ellen” Ezzell. She married Claudius Eason, her sweetheart, on July 4th, 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 attending 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, she felt that was a personal time between the loved one and family. However, there will be a graveside service. She believed that the way a person lived their life and treated others spoke their service. All are welcome to attend her Graveside Service where she will be laid to rest 2PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by her brother, the Rev. Jerry Ezzell. With the hot temperatures of August the dress attire is casual.

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.


  • Graveside Service Friday, August 17, 2018

Jean Eason

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Donna Herring

August 16, 2018

I can remember my high school graduation and aunt Jean was there and she told me how proud she was of me then at my wedding she and Teresa basically did my reception without me asking and again she told me how proud she was of me. Lastly, several years ago when one of my uncles passed away she told me at the funeral how very proud she was of me and all of my accomplishments. I didn’t understand what she meant until I had children of my own. I now know that aunt Jean was very genuine and what she said she meant. Will miss you Aunt Jean.

Anita Azzell

August 16, 2018

Aunt Jean was one of my favorite aunts when was I growing up. I was always at her house and stayed with her a lot. Teresa is like a sister to me and is very close to me. Aunt Jean always encouraged me and I love her. I will miss her. Love you always, Anita Ezzell

Gary Ezzell

August 15, 2018

Sister Jean, love and miss you very much. Your brother, Gary Ezzell

Sean and Carla Lewin

August 14, 2018

Kim, Marcus, Claudia, and Michael our hearts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. I remember the proud look on Bam ma's face as she watched Michael during his 8th grade commencement. Her eyes and heart filled with joy for the love of her family! Your family is beautiful, which is all any Mother or Bamma can ever want in this life. I hope you find some peace in your hearts knowing that you fulfilled this happiness in her heart.

Kristine Chandler

August 13, 2018

Bamma was the kindest, warmest, most gentle and loving person I had the luxury of calling my friend. She treated me, Chad and the kids like we were family. She always welcomed us into her home and into her heart. We loved her to the end and she will always be part of our warmest memories. We will miss her so much. Our prayers are lifted for Kim, Marcus, Claudia, and Michael as they navigate this challenging and heartbreaking time. We love you. XO.

Jon Soderena

August 13, 2018

Kim, Marcus, Claudia & Michael words seem inadequate to express the sadness of the loss of your mother. With sincere sympathy, may beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace.

Mary Capps

August 13, 2018

I first met Ms. Jean at church and later became her next door neighbor. She was always kind to me. She was a very soft spoken lady but what she said she meant and she gave excellent advice. If something wasn’t right on my side she got me straight real fast and I did as told! Never make your Mother neighbor speak twice. 😊. She had a good heart and a gentle soul and I’ll miss hearing her yell “Claudius! Claudius! Claudius, I said phone!” 😂

Ron Capps

August 13, 2018

I will forever treasure my memories of Jean, and remember her quiet, deliberate bearing. She was a quiet person, and when she spoke to you, it was only to you. She had the ability to smile with her eyes, and when she was happy you could see it in them. I will never forget seeing them smile. Rest in Peace, Jean. Loving you...

Robin Soderena

August 13, 2018

Our hearts are filled with sadness and tears but memories are filled with smiles and laughter of the good times shared over the years. I fondly remember Jean " Bam'ma" cheering on Michael & Claudius at bowling league! She had such a lovely spirit! Please know Kim that we are thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow.