Julia Jean West

Published 9:30 am Thursday, November 16, 2023

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Julia Jean West, 90, of Advance, went to be with Jesus, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.

Jean was born Dec. 23, 1932 to the late Ottis H. Smith and Lola Dare Smith.

She is survived by: her husband of 72 years, Bill; son, Mark West (Kelley); daughter, Lori West; a dear sister-in-law, Barbara Smith; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She graduated as valedictorian from Mocksville High School in 1951. Jean loved and was a lifetime member of Bethlehem Methodist Church. She served as church treasurer and Sunday School teacher for many years. She loved singing in the choir the most. In her later years, she also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading, and bird watching while she sat outside.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Bethlehem Methodist Church with Pastor Noah LaCoursiere officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  A visitation will be held following the graveside service in the family life center.

We are grateful for the faithfulness of our church family throughout the years. Their love shared through visits, cards, gifts, and prayers is so appreciated. We would also like to extend our thanks to the caregivers who entered their home and our hearts, Becky, Carmen, and Louise.  Also, a special thank you to the staff at Davie Medical Center for your expert care, comfort and kindness.

Online condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.