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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: If the livestream is not working, it will be uploaded shortly after the service has ended.


  • John Tovey Posted January 25, 2021 9:40 pm

    May you rest in the arms of Jesus, I will miss you. You were a very special person and will be missed by many. God Bless you Jeanette .

  • Sandy Powell Posted January 25, 2021 11:41 pm

    God has received a beautiful, kind and devoted servant of the life and joy that life will bring when you live your life with the guidance of God. Jeannette had a heart and smile that made you enjoy every moment that you got to spend with her. So thankful to God for blessing our lives with your kindness, good cooking ,witness and joy that you brought to our lives. Praying for comfort for your family to find joy in the memories of your beautiful life.

  • Sally and Bob Shope Posted January 26, 2021 12:13 am

    Jeanette you are in the arms of Jesus! And you are with your loving Jack! We will miss you dearly! Your kindness to me and Bob when we arrived in Oxford was the beginning of a cherished friendship! Rest In Peace my lovely friend!

  • Suzanne Harrison Posted January 26, 2021 3:46 am

    Rest In Peace Jeanette I wish your family the peace and love of Christ during this sad time.

  • Erin Weiser Posted January 26, 2021 5:15 am

    Aunt Jeannette, I am not sure where to start. I suppose I will start with thank you. Thank you for being so kind and loving me, Alex, and our girls. I will forever treasure the time we came for a visit. It was so lovely to meet you in person after hearing about you for so many years. Our deep love for Monique, Sam, and Alex allowed us to instantly click. I am also pretty sure that the navy eyeliner had something to do with it too!
    I will miss you, your unconditional love, and your constant encouragement. Please give Monique and my number one Alex a squeeze for me.
    I love you.

  • Thomas and Felicia Harris Posted January 26, 2021 2:21 pm

    We are truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your mom rest in peace. She was the best neighbor anyone could ever want, such a sweet and kind person. We will truly miss her.

  • Gay van Brero Posted January 26, 2021 7:17 pm

    Debbie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers for you and all family and friends. God bless and hold you all in his healing hands.

  • Connie Lotfi Posted January 26, 2021 7:20 pm

    May you Rest In Peace. Such a lovely lady with such a beautiful smile. I remember many times on the phone with you and the many times we laughed out loud. It was always a pleasure. Prayers for your family.

  • Marjorie Chaney Posted January 26, 2021 7:56 pm

    Seems like so many are passing. But know as a Christian she has found a resting place. She did so much for so many families. God bless you !

  • Charlie Williams Posted January 26, 2021 8:12 pm

    To my long-time friend and mentor – I will miss you greatly. You taught me early in my career how to work as a member of an Army Housing Team and how to take care of our military members and their families. You led by example and helped make me better as both a person and a Housing Professional. I will always carry you in my heart.

  • Leigh G Mitchell Posted January 26, 2021 11:13 pm

    Felicia and Debbie, my prayers go out to you and your families. May the peace of the Lord be with you. In prayers Leigh Mitchell

  • Mary Scott Posted January 27, 2021 2:35 am

    My prayers are with you and your family. We were all blessed my her contributions to the Army Housing Programs through the careers she helped to molded and support to our Soldiers and their Families. Rest In Peace a good and faithful servant!.

  • Carolyn E. Myers Posted January 27, 2021 2:47 am

    My heartfelt love, prayers, and sympathy are with each of you. I loved your mom as a sister Felicia & Debbie. I was very sorry to hear about your dad, too. It feels as though we cannot handle all the losses we’ve met with these several yrs., including Phil, but God will provide for each of us as He always has.
    May God’s Grace & Mercy be with you, along with His Peace that passes all understanding.

  • Marcia Johnson Flowers Posted January 27, 2021 3:40 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of a true Army Housing Professional; a loving and caring person; and someone who shaped my career. Before knowing we shared a bond of both being from Louisiana, she was adamant in ensuring up and coming housing interns received the necessary education and training to be successful. I would not be a GS15 in Army Housing today without her guidance. Rest In Peace….the love and legacy you have shown in the Army housing profession and with your family will live on forever🙏🏽 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • Rosemary Creech Posted January 27, 2021 4:19 am

    Jeanette. was such a real person what you saw and what you got were the same She was such a classy, honest and unselfish Christian lady. I value the time I got to spend with her. God bless you all.

  • JR and Kathryn Posted January 27, 2021 1:36 pm

    Jeanette was a lovely, kind and caring person. We are so glad to have known her and enjoyed being her friends. We will miss her.

  • Bettye Currin Posted January 27, 2021 1:43 pm

    My heart is broken. Jeannette was a dear and lovely person and her friendship I’ll always cherish. She will be incredibly missed by so many. Blessings to all her family she loved dearly.

  • Cindy and Weldon Hampton Posted January 27, 2021 2:38 pm

    Jeanette was so beloved in this community and will be very missed by us and so many others. We are so saddened by her passing, and extend our sympathies to her family.

  • Cameron Currin Posted January 27, 2021 5:43 pm

    To the family of Jeannette Carey,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. We certainly enjoyed having her visit with us at Grassy Creek Baptist Church when she would come with Tommy. I will also not forget her preciding at the service when my father Jack Currin was made an honorary deacon at Oxford Baptist Church in 2009. God bless all of you during this time.
    Sincerely in Christ
    Mrs. Evelyn B.Currin
    Rev. and Mrs. Cameron Currin

  • Dennis Herman Posted January 27, 2021 9:32 pm

    Jeanette was such a help as I served as interim pastor at Oxford for two years. I shall always be grateful for the ways she served her Church, loved her family, and valued friendships in her community. Betsy and I grieve her passing and extend our sympathy and prayers for all her family.

  • JeanB Finch Posted January 27, 2021 10:05 pm

    We will always miss Jeanette in our Sunday School class at Oxford Baptist Church. She was such a good friend to us. Dan and I send our thoughts and prayers to her family. Rest in peace beautiful Jeanette.

  • KENNY and Nancy Maynor Posted February 12, 2021 10:54 pm

    The first cousin of Jeannette, Kenny Maynor, along with his wife Nancy, would like to express our condolences to the whole family. We enjoyed visiting with Jeannette and her family at one of the family reunions a couple of years ago. She was definitely a lovely and gracious lady.
    The long distance from Louisiana to North Carolina and our health situation has prevented us from visiting all of our Maynor relatives as we would have liked.
    Since most of the Maynor siblings ended up moving from Louisiana to North Carolina, there’s more of our kin folks there than are still left here in the South. We pass close to Burl and Evelyn’s house on our way to doctor appointments.
    God bless you all as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful lady.
    Kenny and Nancy Maynor

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