Jeanette Maynor Carey
Posted on February 3, 2021
“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, Jan. 23, 2021, at Mariah Parham Medical Center in Henderson 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, Louisiana, Jeannette grew up in a loving, Christian home. She spent 20 years working for the U.S. Army in Housing at Fort Polk (Louisiana), Picatinny Arsenal (New Jersey), Fort Bragg, Fort McPherson (Georgia), and Fort Monroe (Virginia) 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); seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her namesake, Kecia Jeannette Pauley (Chris); and her very special friend, Tommy Winston.
Jeannette was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jack” I. Carey; parents, Burl and Evelyn Maynor; brother, RB Maynor; and son-in-law, Phil Reynolds.
A celebration of Jeannette’s life began with a private family service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Oxford Baptist Church followed by a 3 p.m. graveside service at Crewe Cemetery in Crewe, Virginia.
COVID-19 restrictions require masks and social distancing at the church and cemetery at all times.
Flowers are kindly accepted or memorials may be made in Jeannette’s memory to Oxford Baptist Church music ministry.
Online condolences may be made at eakesfuneralhome.com. Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Carey family.
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