Jean Barnes Holton White, 92, passed away March 1, 2023. Jean was born October 26, 1930 to the late Esther Woodley Barnes and Hervey Odell Barnes. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Edsell Barnes, Sr., Ruby Burgess, and Jack Barnes, Sr.
Jean graduated from Creswell High School in 1948 and married Harold Ray Holton, Sr. later that year. Jean and Harold were married until his death in 1985. She wed William J. White, Jr. in 2011 and they were married until Bill's death in 2016. Jean worked as a homemaker and was a bookkeeper for Holton Logging Company for many years. As a lifelong resident of Creswell, she was dedicated to her family and friends and was an active member of Mt. Hermon Methodist Church. She provided care and comfort to many people in the community during times of illness and grief. Jean was an amazing cook and loved working in her yard tending flowers. She was known as "Mama Jean" by her beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and by others in the community.
Jean is survived by her sons, Harold Ray Holton, Jr. (Debbie) and Harvey Allen Holton (Robin); grandchildren, Brook (Peter Sheahan), Bridget (Mark Warren), Harold Holton III (Maria), Lindsay (Andrew Griffin); and great-grandchildren, Beatrice Sheahan, Holton Sheahan, Ava Griffin, Willow Griffin, Wesley Warren, Vivienne Holton and Carlotta Holton.
Services for Jean will be held Monday, March 6, 2023 at Mt. Hermon Methodist Church in Creswell. The family will receive friends for visitation at 11:00 am. The service will begin at 12 Noon, followed by the burial service in the church cemetery. A luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall at 1:30 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Hermon Methodist Church, c/o Elizabeth VanHorn, 322 Weston Road, Creswell, NC 27928.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.