Jeannette Maynor Carey
“O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God! …Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. …May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.” Psalm 25:1-2, 4-5, 21
Excerpt from Jeannette’s favorite passage as noted on the front page of her Bible.
Jeannette Maynor Carey entered the arms of Jesus on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Mariah Parham Medical Center in Henderson, NC after a brief illness. The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Mariah Parham Medical Center for their loving and tender care.
Born in Monroe, LA, Jeannette grew up in a loving, Christian home. She spent 20 years working for the US Army in Housing at Ft. Polk (LA), Picatinny Arsenal (NJ), Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. McPherson (GA), and Ft. Monroe (VA) in various positions culminating in Director of Housing at Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command. She retired shortly after marrying James Carey and moved to Oxford. During her 27 years in Oxford, Jeannette has been a faithful, active member of Oxford Baptist Church serving as a deacon, Women on Mission and her beloved choir. Faith in Jesus and her family at Oxford Baptist were central to Jeannette’s life. An avid reader, she also enjoyed time with the Cosmopolitan Book Club and other activities with her many friends.
Surviving Jeannette are her daughters Felicia Robinson (Mark) and Debbie Reynolds, step-daughter Susan Frank (Bob), 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, her namesake Kecia Jeannette Pauley (Chris) and her very special friend Tommy Winston.
Jeannette is preceded in death by her late husband James I. Carey (Jack), parents Burl and Evelyn Maynor, brother RB Maynor and son-in-law Phil Reynolds.
A celebration of Jeannette’s life will begin with a private family service at Oxford Baptist Church at 11 am on Thursday, January 28, 2021, followed by a 3:00 PM graveside service at Crewe Cemetery in Crewe, VA. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
Funeral Service: https://vimeo.com/504566840 If the livestream is not working, it will be uploaded shortly after the service has ended.