Jeanine J. Ferrell

November 27, 1945 - June 6, 2012
Jeanine J. Ferrell


Jeanine Jeffords Starling Ferrell, 66 of Wilmington passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 27, 1945.

Jeanine grew up in Wilmington and attended Tileston School and graduated from New Hanover High School. She retired from Bell South after 34 years of service in 2000, where she made many life long friends.

She is survived by three children of which she was very proud, Michelle Starling Marks (Michael), Tammy Starling Van Duyn (Gerret), Arthur Jackson Starling, III (Michele);four grandchildren, Steven Simpers, Nicholas Marks, Hannah and Sarah Van Duyn, who affectionately referred to her as “BaMa”; aunt, Imogene Biggs; sister, Maureen Tilton, several nieces and nephews including Kristy Fredendall.

Graveside funeral services will be held 3 pm Friday, June 8, 2012 at Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Gordon Wright.

The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 6904 Persimmon Place, Wilmington Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • June 10, 2012
    Frances George says:
    Jeanine, may you rest in peace. You were a good friend and a hard worker. It was a pleasure to have worked with you, and my Heart is with you and your Family today. God Bless Frances and Frank George

  • June 06, 2012
    The Parker Family says:
    Dear Tammy, Michelle, Arthur and your families, We will lift all of you up in prayer during this difficult time. Your mom will be missed by us deeply. She was "always" there for each of us. She was a great lady and loved each of you and your families. May God comfort each of you. Sending our love and blessings, Bill, Ruby and Darlene

  • July 15, 2012
    judy futrelle says:
    i knew jeanine through my husband, mack's work at bell south. what a wonderful person she was! everytime i saw her i received a big smile and a hug. loving thoughts to her family.

  • June 07, 2012
    Hugh and Mary Lib Parker says:
    I was very sadden to hear of the death of Jeanine. I worked with Jeanine for several years at BellWouth. She was truly a caring and funny person. Just cherish your memories of your Mom, Grandmother and sister. May God bless each of you in the days ahead. Love to all, Hugh and Mary Lib Parker

  • June 08, 2012
    The Hefferan Family says:
    Your family is in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Patrick, Dylan and I are praying for you all. Your Mom was a wonderful grandmother and mother and will be missed so much. Blessings to you and your family.