Jane Montford

August 15, 1939 - October 24, 2018
Jane Montford

Dorothy Jane Montford, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Wilmington on August 15, 1939 to Albie A. Johnson and Euphilia Highsmith Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert Johnson, and Lenox Johnson and sister, Annette McHenry. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Trina Jane Murphy.

She was a lifelong resident of Wilmington and was a member of Rileys Creek Baptist Church in Rocky Point. Jane was a talented floral designer and had worked for many florist in Wilmington before her retirement. She and her husband George were well known in the area as Mr.& Mrs. Santa Clause, they delighted and entertained many children of all ages for many years, most recently at Mike’s Farm near Beulaville.

Jane is survived by her husband George C. Montford, III; three sons Clifton Montford and wife Jeannie, Baron Montford and David Montford. Grandchildren Wayne Brown, Brandt Kaczynski, Lindsay Fort, Jeffrey Montford, Georganna Collins and Brandon Montford and step grandchildren April Faulk and Adam Jones; and twelve great grandchildren.

A memorial Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 2 pm Thursday, November 1, 2018, at Rileys Creek Baptist Church in Rocky Point, NC, officiated by Rev. James D. Herchenhan.

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  • October 26, 2018
    Diane Spencer says:
    Thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  • October 27, 2018
    Carolyn Frazier Williams says:
    I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Montford passing. She was always a very kind person to my family and I. My condolences to the family.

  • October 28, 2018
    Bonnie Hart says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. 1 Peter 5:7 reminds us that we can throw our anxiety on God, because he cares for you. Hoping this helps as you go through this difficult time.

  • October 30, 2018
    Jerry Pope says:
    Our thought and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May God bless and guide you through this most difficult time. Please know that your mother and wife brought lots of smiles to lots of children and adults.

  • October 30, 2018
    Gene & Linda Renzaglia says:
    We were saddened to hear of Jane's passing. She was such a classy lady who always opened her heart to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we extend our condolences during this most difficult time.