Jean Elizabeth Hale, age 100, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at her home in Abingdon, Virginia.
Jean was born on July 7, 1923, in Abingdon, Virginia, to the late William E. and Pearl Gobble Phelps. In addition to her parents, Jean is preceded in death by her husband; C.B Hale, her sister; Billie Katherine Pecktal, and her brother; Jack L. Phelps.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kathy Hale and husband Bill Hill.
Special friends include Donna Kuczko, Patsy Henninger, Austin Bailey, Mack Bailey, Mark Barrett, Albert and Sherry Wright, Noah Wright, Jarrod Farmer and Linda Summers Giel.
“Mama Jean” as she was lovingly referred to, spent her life as a dedicated wife, mother, caregiver, and friend. Her life is best reflected in the words of Proverbs: “She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace… She looks well to the ways of her household… her children rise up and call her blessed… many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all… Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.”
The family of Ms. Jean Hale wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Tamara Musgrave, Kim Nichols, PA; and the staff at Ballad Health Cancer Center of Bristol, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the C.B. Hale Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Virginia Highlands Community College.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 2:00 P.M at Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon, Virginia. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 1:45 P.M.
Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Ms. Jean Hale.