Jean Arington Wood, of Braselton Georgia, formerly of Lynchburg Virginia passed away Monday, May 8, 2023. She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia December 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Henry A. Arington and Pearl Muncy Arington. She was predeceased by her son Ernest F. Jessee of Braselton Georgia in January 2023. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Valera Jessee, Braselton, grandson Daniel Garrison Jessee, his wife Julia Ellen Granger of Brevard, North Carolina and niece Carol Arington Garnett, Lynchburg, Virginia.Jean was preceded in death by her first husband Ernest F. Jessee Jr and her husband of 61 years E. Garrison Wood, a sister Helen P. Arington and a brother Henry A. Arington Jr. Jean was a graduate of Longwood University and completed graduate work at Florida Southern, the University of Florida and Virginia. She taught school in Florida and Virginia many years, retiring from Fairfax County, Virginia. As a long time member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Jean was Regent of the Ponce de Leon Chapter of Winter Haven, Florida and later a member of the James River Chapter of Lynchburg, Virginia, a member of the former Four Seasons Garden Club, a hospital volunteer and a member of the First Christian Church of Lynchburg, Virginia. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Springhill Cemetery in Lynchburg, VA. Officiating will be Rev. Ken Burger. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, Ga., 30548. lawsonfuneralhome.org. 706-654-0966.
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Dear Valera, I have thought of you a lot this year with your loss of Fil and now his mother who lived a long life. I am sending my deepest sympathy and prayers for the Lord’s strength through this season of grief. Much love in Christ our strength! Carol Hightower
For a number of years the Woods were our next door neighbors in Lynchburg. Jean was the epitome of what a Virginia lady should be. She was lovely and kind. We still have “descendants” of flowers she gave us, and when they bloom each year we think of her. We regret that we unable to attend the service at Springhill today, but she will remain forever in our hearts.
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