Condolences for Jean Moore Sloop-Davis

Susan Laswell posted on 5/19/21

I met Jean when I moved my family to Wilmington in 1998. We remained connected through basketmaking all these years. I remember her with love and admiration. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.


Darlene “Honey” McCleish posted on 5/6/21

I am so grateful that I had the honor of meeting Jean at basket weaving in Jabez Kentucky. Her engaging smile and true interest in others was evident in seconds of meeting. We connected instantly and I felt as if we had known each other for many lifetimes. She had a real gift of making others feel relaxed and comfortable. Jean, your gift of friendship is one I dearly cherish. I know our paths with cross once again. To Jean’s family, may you embrace your happy memories to carry you through this time of loss. Jean was a true treasure! Honey



Jill and Clayton Wiest posted on 5/5/21

Granny Jean and Ralph, two of my favorite people. Mere words can not express how much she was loved. She was the Gran Dame of the Bahama Mamas. She was loving, kind, and gracious and let you know when you messed up. A beautiful Southern spirit that compares to no other. She will be missed greatly. Our hearts go out to Ralph and the family.She flew away peacefully with those golden wings.



Christina Price posted on 5/2/21

I knew Jean through the NCBA and Triangle Basket weavers. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. Lifting the family up in prayer.


Regina Hawse posted on 5/1/21

Praying for Phillip, Kelly and the whole family as they grieve the loss of this great southern lady. She was always full of smiles, and life. Rest in Heaven sweet lady!❤️



Michael McCormick posted on 4/29/21

Be with the angels....Aho! "your" Michael


Sharon Roetger posted on 4/28/21

Such a wonderful lady. So happy that our lives crossed. My heartfelt condolences to all of you as you cope with this great loss.


Poplar Grove Foundation Inc. posted on 4/27/21

Jean Sloop welcomed so many visitors to Poplar Grove, sitting behind an antique cash register in the Country Store with a large bubble glass of Boston Baked Beans that she would scoop into a brown paper bag for guests waiting to tour the house. She was a part of Poplar Grove for three decades, and she left an impression upon every single person whose hands were blessed by her touch. She read palms, but we think she better read the heart, mind, and spirit of a person, all their joy and sorrow, and in this way we were all touched by Jean. She will be missed, she will be remembered, and if we are lucky, on some enchanted evening, we will catch a glimmer of her spirit moving across the lawns of Poplar Grove.


Don Carmen posted on 4/27/21

Dear sweet Jean Sloop, warm and loving to all in my family, and all who knew her. A true environmentalist, lover of mother nature, beautiful inside and out. Fond memories dating back to the days of Sassafras Farm.



Susan Rice posted on 4/27/21

The first time I met Granny Jean was at popular grove for her Birthday party realized that night I knew and went to school with her daughters so wild. What a sweet and wonderful soul!!! I lost my husband to cancer and she always sent cards and always had such uplifting words. Always loved to give her a hug and see her smile. She will be missed but I can see her smiling and loving all the kids she knew and now there babies. Much love granny jean you touched so many❤️


Lynn Heritage posted on 4/26/21

I loved Granny Jean. Everything about her was magical. Her hugs were so gentle, and yet, so strong I didn’t want them to end. Enveloped in her arms was an exquisitely warm and gentle place to hang out. There was peace in Granny Jean’s hugs. When Granny Jean was talking, everyone leaned in because you didn’t want to miss a single word. She was kind to the core and her incredible soul energy had no boundaries. I will be forever grateful for the blessing of knowing Granny Jean. Wherever she goes, she will take her wonderfully magical light with her but, absolutely, she left enough here for all of us to hold onto. Sending peace, love and light to her beautiful family.


Trudy (Respess) Hubers posted on 4/26/21

Sending our love and condolences from your Respess family in Terra Ceia. What sweet memories we have. So thankful our families were joined and enjoyed time together - especially those wonderful Thanksgiving meal get-togethers! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Know you will miss her very much.


Joel Hawkins posted on 4/26/21

My deepest condolences to Jean's family. Jean was truly part of the magic of Wrightsville Beach in the 1970s. Amazingly beautiful, both inside and out, she never met a stranger. I'll will forever remember my afternoons at the "Sloop-Shop", her warm smile, her laughter, and her wonderful, stories. It was a blessing to have known her and a privilege to have called her a friend. Fly Jean! Fly!


Dale Rutman posted on 4/25/21

I was introduced to Jean by Deb Bowen years ago. I instantly felt a connection with her but who didn't? I always so enjoyed being around her. The main thing I will always remember about her is when I visited her home the first time she showed me all the cool things she had in her living room and told me that each treasure was a gift from someone. No matter whether it was large or small she loved each one and the person who gave it. The times I was fortunate enough to be around her she was fun.


BJ & David Ryan posted on 4/25/21

I don’t even know where to start with my memories of Jean, except to say that my family was blessed to have been ‘adopted’ by her when she became Granny Jean. We all cherish the time spent with her and Ralph, as we look over photos of the Christmas holidays and kids birthdays Jean & Ralph were always in the pictures. She will forever live in our hearts and we will see her the next time around.