Mary Jean Rhodes, age 87 of Wilmington passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 at her sons home in Warren County, NC.
Jean was born in Guilford County, NC on September 11, 1932 to Melvin and Leona Newell.
Jean was raised in High Point, NC and graduated from High Point College with a BS Degree in Business Education. She was a member of Who’s Who among students in American Colleges and Universities and was a member of Epsilon /Sigma Alpha Sorority. She married Zeb Taylor Rhodes and they moved to Monmouth County, NJ for approxzimately 20 years where she raised her 2 sons. She worked in various businesses in Administration. She and Zeb, retired to Oak Island, NC, then moved to Belville, NC where she made many life long friends including Gary, Jenny & Brook Piatek, whom she considered family. She sat on the Belville Town Council for many years, and spent her final years with her family at Lake Gaston (Littleton, NC).
Jean was the widow of Zeb Taylor Rhodes, they were married for over 50 years. She is survived by her two sons, Kent Rhodes of Sunset Beach, NC and Mark and Cathy Rhodes of Littleton, NC.
Funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the graveside in Oleander Memorial Gardens.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099