Lily Jean Seymour West 81, of Wilmington passed away peacefully with her family at her side Thursday May 24, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Jean was born July 6, 1930 in Greene County the daughter of the late Lum C. and Lena Turnage Seymour. She was an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed attending services and singing along with the hymns. Her professional career began over 50 years ago at West Shoes in Kinston and ended in 2010 when she retired from Shoe Shak in Wilmington. Jean found a way to make a pair of shoes special to whomever she sold them to, earning a very loyal following. Her greatest joy in life was attending the annual family gatherings, where she could spend time with her brothers and sisters, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her brother Raymond Seymour, an infant brother and sister.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, William R. “Bill” West of the home, son Bill West Jr. and wife Beverly Lem of Carolina Beach; daughter Laurel W. Lambert and husband David of Carolina Beach; brothers Fred, Leonard and Ben Seymour; sisters Jewell Harris, and Violet Boyd; two grandsons, Colton West of Winnabow and Collin Norris of Carolina Beach; two great-grandchildren Na’lia and Jada West; and God son Craig Husketh and wife Vickie.
The family will visit with family and friends Monday May 28, 2012 at 10:00 am at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where services will be held at 11 AM. A service of Commendation and Commitment will be held at Rainbow United Methodist Church, NC 58 S. Snow Hill, NC at 3:30pm. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the staff of New Hanover Regional Medical Center 10th floor nurses, Sharon, Gabby, Leigh, Asheena and Sheila for their kindness, and loving care.
Memorials may be directed to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church 1401 South College Road Wilmington, NC. 28403.
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