Jewel was a truly beautiful woman with a genuine, kind spirit. She loved well and she
will forever live on with Christ and in the hearts of all she cherished. She lived
through tremendous, incredible things that people half her age might wince at. At
the end of her life, she fought illnesses that debilitated her but they were never her,
just a part of her story. In spite of all she had been through, in her moments of
peace, she'd say "Gods been good to me". Life was never easy but she worked
hard, was gracious and she gave every bit of herself.
Her life's work was to make a home for people and to help people find a home.
She opened her home to lots of people, cooked and loved on many. Her kids and
grandkids were her biggest joy. Now she is finally at home with God, healthy, whole and
reunited with so many she loves. She grew up working hard and standing up for people
closest to her. She worked hard for her five kids as they were growing up and
finally found a career she truly loved and enjoyed in real estate for years, helping people
find a home and looking out for many families so that they would not get taken advantage of.
When she wasn't doing the work she loved out in the community, she was at home
cooking and caring for her family and friends and trying to find ways to remember them
and make them feel special. She was a great cook and her food just always
tasted better because it was made with love. She enjoyed feeding people something delicious
and making them feel at home. She always tried to do "a little something" for special days
and the days in between she'd spend trying to be an encouragement and a quiet helper,
faithful to show up in times of need and quietly in prayer, interceding.
For the angels that helped us carry her and care for her along the way in her final days,
for those that showed kindness, we thank you from the bottom of our heart. We know
that when she meets you again, she will greet you with so much warmth and love one day.
Jewel she was the daughter of the late Rufus Edwards and Lois Mae Davis Pender. She is preceded
by her younger sister Rachel Potter and her husband Doward Brugh. She is survived by her children
Sherri D. Teachey and Jeff, Avelino "JD" Deleon, Jr., Steven Deleon and Jolene, Wendi D. Campbell,
Joseph Deleon and Jeanne. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, 5 sisters and 1 brother.
In lieu of flowers, please pass along an act of kindness or love to your neighbors, friends or family.
Don't wait until someone passes to tell them you love them or what they mean to you. Life is precious.
Given the present national circumstances, a service is pending and will be announced at a later date by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
Love Never Ends - 1st Corinthians 13:8
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