Lois Dean

November 12, 1946 - September 28, 2013
Lois Dean

Lois “Jean” Dean, 66, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove.

She was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on November 12, 1946. She is the daughter of the late Thelma and Dorsey Richard Vincent. She was preceded in death by her son, Douglas; grandson, Terry Eugene Jr., and her sister Judith Preston.
Jean made Wilmington, NC her home in 1981. She worked in piano and organ sales for over 20 years at the former Andy Owings Music Center in the mall, then worked at the former Mcfadyen’s Music. Jean loved people , music and sales which made her very successful in her career.
For the past 12 years, Jean had made Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove her home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Autumn Care for their love and support while she was a resident.

Jean is survived by her son, Terry Dean and wife Debra of Leland, daughter Trisha Murrill and husband Brett of Wilmington, former husband, Terry Dean of Myrtle Beach, SC, grandchildren, Alex, Skyler and Taylor Dean and Stone and Spencer Murrill; great grandson, Caden Dean; mother in law, Garnett Dean of Fairmont, WV, sister in law, Marilyn Denniston and her husband Tom of Fairmont, WV, brother in law, Rick Dean and his wife Doris of Manassas, Virginia, several nieces and nephews ; and long time special friends, Gloria Cliff of Winnebow, and Carol Ihvurg of Wilmington.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00PM Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in the chapel at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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


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  • October 04, 2013
    Celeste Roberson Smith says:
    My sister, Sandy, roomed with Jean and we will both miss her very much. She so loved for Duke Ladd to play "Country Roads Take Me Home". She is home now. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  • October 05, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.

  • October 05, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.

  • October 14, 2013
    Andy Owings says:
    My thoughts are with you, and our memories will console us. She was always a bundel of joy and laughter, and there will never be another like her. Am happy to have known her and know she touched many lives with smiles and music.

  • October 14, 2013
    Andy Smith says:
    I was sorry to hear of Jean's passing. I worked with her in the '80s and she was such a vibrant fun person to he around.