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Jean Moore Saleeby

 April 14, 1928 - December 16, 2016

88 years


Jean Moore Saleeby

Jean Patricia Moore Saleeby passed away in her sleep on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Hospice House in Greenville, NC.

Jean, daughter of Delmer and Fara Taylor Moore, was born on April 14, 1928 in Pitt County. She received her early education in Grifton, and later at Atlantic Christian College, where she met George John Saleeby. They were married on February 1, 1947. Throughout their lives together, they loved to entertain and anytime you went to their house you were offered a meal and always lots of laughter. Jean made you feel like you were a part of the family, not a guest. Their home was open to everyone as they raised their four children and helped in raising others. Jean was well known for her love of her family and friends and her quick wit. Everyone she met loved to trade banter with her and she loved it as well!

At the age of 50, Jean decided to go to work at the insurance and real estate office which she and George owned. She remained actively involved with the business until the time of her passing. Many people would go to the office just to talk with her, whether they were customers or not.

Jean had a passion for many things; first and foremost were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family. She also loved genealogy and had an excellent ability to remember small details of the past. With a fondness of gardening, Jean truly had a green thumb and could grow anything.

In addition to her parents, Jean was pre-deceased by her husband, George John Saleeby; a sister, Faye Wheeler; and a grandson, Harper (Sonny) Grant.
Jean is survived by her children: Brenda Hoke and husband Ray of Raleigh; George John Saleeby, II and wife Lynn of Peachtree City, Georgia; Rhonda Jean Saleeby of Grifton; and Jeffrey Moore Saleeby and wife Becky of Grifton; grandchildren: Brian Moore Saleeby; Jenny Saleeby Hernandez and husband Oscar; Kate Saleeby Timmons and husband Leland; George John Saleeby, III (Trey) and wife Liz; and Heather Brilyn Saleeby; great grandchildren: Bennett Hernandez and Ella Timmons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grifton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 940, Grifton, N.C. 28530.
Arrangements have been made by Farmer Funeral Home in Ayden.

A memorial service will be held at:
Grifton Presbyterian Church
561 Dawson Road
Tuesday December 27
1:00 PM
Pastor Harry Goodwin will officiate.
Visitation will follow the service.

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