Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 20, 2010
Mrs. Jean Hall Corey, age 74, born July 11, 1935, died at the Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie on Friday, February 19, 2010 following complications of an aneurism that occurred on January 3, 2010.
She was born and raised in Aulander and moved to Woodland when she married Bob Corey in 1960. Well-known for her meticulous skills, she was a respected bookkeeper and worked in two areas that she loved – automobiles and farming. She also loved crafts, dolls, animals and babies.
After retirement, she was blessed with a grandson and the time to spend with him-an invaluable gift to both. She was a devoted wife and mother and always gave more than she took to assure her family was well-taken care of.
Preceding her in death are her husband Bob W. Corey; her mother and father, Mary and Swanson Hall; and her sister Mary Ann Franklin.
Survivors include two daughters, Kim Cory Sykes and her husband, Dr. John Sykes, of Wilmington, Cindy Walker and her husband, Tom, of Bumpass, Va.; two sons, Christopher Baron Corey and his wife, Meredyth, of Woodland and Karl Lindbergh Corey and his wife, Cathy, of Margarettsville; and one brother, John Vann Hall and his wife, Linda, of Sanford. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Christopher Aidan Corey, Justin Corey Bass and Allison Taylor Bass.
Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the Roxobel Kelford Cemetery in Roxobel with the Rev. David Schmaltz officiating.
The family will receive friends at Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square on Saturday evening from 7-8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina Hospice, 521 W. Meyer Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.sykesfuneralservice.com