Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 15, 2014

Jean Barker Crockett

WYTHEVILLE, Va. — She was born at home in Gary, WV, and moved to Welch, WV, where she lived most of her life while somehow never learning to pronounce the town correctly. Jean was a proud member of the Roselawn Parents, an amazing group of men and women who taught a veritable multitude of children that parental love was not limited to the two people who brought you into this world. Jean spent her life loving people without limit, and she leaves behind children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances that are extremely proud to have been loved by her. Words on this page cannot begin to tell the tale adequately, so we will not even try.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Cora Barker, her husband Strother Crockett, and her beloved daughter Becky.

She is survived by her children by birth, by marriage and by choice: Jim and Mary Gearhart of Wytheville, VA, Joe and Jane Crockett of Bridgewater, VA, Jim and Betsy Crockett of Charleston, WV, and Anita Rose of Asheville, NC. She also leaves behind 15 beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also is survived by countless dear family and friends who should be listed here but simply cannot be. You know who you are. All of us were blessed by her life.

Funeral services will be held at the Wytheville Presbyterian Church at 1:00 on Saturday, May 17. Interment will follow at the Cove Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with a reception at the nearby home of Jim and Mary Gearhart. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 on Friday evening at the Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, which is handling all arrangements


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