Jean Cliff

June 10, 1955 - August 7, 2018
Jean Cliff


Gladys Jean Cliff, 63 of Wilmington, NC passed away peacefully on August 7, 2018.

Born June 10, 1955 in Barre, Vermont and was the daughter of the late Grover and Pearl Chase.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, James Cliff; Four daughters, Melissa Ridgeway, Carrie Cliff, Myra Cliff, Leslie Winner and son Ryan Cliff and 10 grandchildren. Her brother Jim Chase and sisters Julie Chase and was preceded in death by Susan Larkin.

Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting, making jewelry spending time with her husband and grandchildren. She was compassionate, kind, beautiful and always with a smile on her face and would frequently say how proud she was of her family. She was selfless and fearless, devoting 15 years of her life to advocate, and care for her grandson with whom has Cerebral Palsy. A role she took on with such determination, persistence and dedication.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018 with Rev. Albert Cliff officiating at The Church of God, 246 Middle Sound Loop Road, Wilmington, NC.

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  • August 11, 2018
    Melissa says:
    I love you, Mom

  • August 11, 2018
    Barbara Woolard lit a candle:
    Lit since August 11, 2018 at 8:51:34 PM

  • August 13, 2018
    Lisa Angell White says:
    Jean, I am in shock that you are gone. I am heartbroken that I didn’t have the opportunity to say goodbye or to tell you what an amazing, wonderful, loving woman you are. I will truly miss your warm heart and beautiful smile. You are a lovely, kindhearted woman and you will be greatly missed. To Jimmy and all of Jean’s children, grandchildren and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Jimmy, I saw the depth of your love for your sweet, beautiful Jean. I know she is smiling on you now. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, Lisa

  • August 14, 2018
    Donna Tyson, Wilm. Housing Authority says:
    Mrs. Cliff was a sweet and kind person that always had a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • August 14, 2018
    cari says:
    What a beautiful write up about Jean....how true it reflects her soul....as soon as i saw her name i knew exactly who it was...as i had the pleasure of assisting her for several years regarding the care/ equipment for her grandson...we are all blessed to have known her..and she will be remembered for the love of her family!