Jean Hemby Piner, 91, passed away at Novant Hospital on Monday, October 9th, while surrounded by her family.
She was born May 14, 1932, in Wilmington, NC to Christopher and Lena Hemby.
She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-one years, Michael Piner; children, Gurney Hufham and wife Joy, Kenneth Hufham and wife Debbie, David Hufham and wife Kathy, Mack Hufham and wife Debbie; stepchildren, Wendy Roscoe, Cindy Jones and Michael Piner; grandchildren, Jeffery Hufham and wife Melissa, Christopher Hufham and wife Kristin, Scott Hufham, David Hufham, Michael Hufham, Nicholas Hufham, Katy Hufham, Hanna Edwards and husband Matt Jackson Hufham, Logan Sowell, Erin Davis and husband, Chip; greatgrandchildren Devin Belcher and wife Avery, Lauren Carr and husband Seth, Forrest Hufham and James Edwards; great, great grandchildren Myla Belcher, Makena Belcher, Sloan Davis and Wells
Davis; and Goddaughter, Cyndi Jeffords Edmonds.
A graduate of New Hanover High School, UNC-W and ECU, Jean spent most of her career in education and rehab counseling including positions at UNC-W, CFCC and Mt. Olive University. She was the proud owner of Granny’s Infant Care and was fondly known as Granny Jean to many children in Wilmington.
Jean was a life-long member of Temple Baptist Church and she dearly loved her Temple family. She loved reading her Bible and enjoyed participating in Bible studies, ministering to the deaf and serving as a deacon. Jean was most happy spending time with her family and friends. Among her favorite pastimes were visiting her family in South Carolina, decorating and shopping for Christmas and spending time at the beach.
A memorial service will be held on November 12th at Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market St., Wilmington, NC, beginning with visitation at 2:00 PM and service at 3:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Temple Baptist Church.
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