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Jean E. Jefferson McNair


Sunrise: February 11, 1945

Sunset: October 31, 2019

Jean Evelyn (Jefferson) McNair was called home by our Lord and Savior after a long journey. She was born on February 11, 1945, in Emporia, Virginia, to the late John W. Jefferson, Sr. and Cherry Wilder Jefferson, and was the beloved grand-daughter of the late Nancy Jefferson. She was vibrant, nurturing and loving.

Jean was a member of the Jefferson Family who founded Jefferson Elementary School, the Jefferson Cemetery and Chapel Hill Baptist Church of Jarratt, Virginia where she gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age and served as an usher as well.

She was educated in the Greensville County Public School System and graduated from Norfolk State University, formerly Norfolk State College in 1967.  While attending Norfolk State, Jean worked diligently in the library and pledged the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Her employment included Norfolk City Public Schools as a community worker and school counselor.  After employment at Norfolk City Public Schools, she became a co-business owner with her beloved husband and later a manager of Sally’s Beauty Supply until her retirement in 2010.

She joined in the union of marriage on February 11, 1967 with the late Leroy McNair, Jr., of Norfolk, Virginia while attending Norfolk State University.  They were blessed with two sons, Keith P. McNair and Damon A. McNair.

Jean leaves to cherish her memories:  two sons:  Keith P. (Maxine) McNair and Damon A. McNair of Norfolk, VA; two grandsons: Marquis Neverson of San Francisco, CA and Kile P. McNair of Norfolk, VA; eleven siblings: Bernard (Genevieve) Jefferson of Henrico, VA; Agnes J. (William) Fields of Newport News, VA; Gloria Jefferson of Virginia Beach, VA; Charles (Hattie Sue) Jefferson of Emporia, VA; Larry Jefferson of Richmond VA; Shelia Jefferson of McDonough, GA; Perry Jefferson of Ellenwood, GA and Ray (Valerie) Jefferson of Elkton, VA; one sister-in-law, Alberta  Davis of Waldorf, MD, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, close relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 42 years, Leroy McNair, Jr., two siblings, John Jefferson, Jr., and Joann V. Jefferson and her beloved grandparents, George Jefferson, Jr. and Nancy Jefferson and Joe and Ruth Wells-Wilder.

Viewing To Be Announced Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, November 7, 2019 12 Noon Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Hazel Banks Talbert says

    To the Jefferson/ McNair family, May the Lord Jesus Christ Lee you all and know that it is the Lord that will be your comfort keeper. Matthew 5:4(Blessed are they that mourn because it is the Lord that keeps you).

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    Hazel Banks Talbert says

    To the Jefferson/ McNair family, May the Lord Jesus Christ Lee you all and know that it is the Lord that will be your comfort keeper.

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    D. Flora says

    Keith, Damon, Maxine and the entire family,
    May God keep you in his perfect peace. You all will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love always,
    Darlene Staton Flora and family

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    MARGUERITE STATEN says

    God will tenderly comfort you, He will give you the strength to endure. You and family are in my prayers.
    Friends always
    The cleaning crew(ABM) and Ms Ressie.

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    Eddie, Crystal & Chris Waters says

    Keith, Maxine, & Kyle.
    We extend you our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. May God bless you all.

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    Marvin Staton says

    I remember the many sleepovers we had a kids and cousin Jean getting on us Keith for roughhousing Damon. Those are times that I will cherish the most and as specially, seeing the smile on cousin Jean’s face. It was always something about her smile and soft voice that made you feel good but at the same time kept us in line. I know cousin Jean is in a better place looking down on you all. I am sorry I was not able to make it, but I am praying for the family and if there is anything you need, I am just a phone call away.

    Love,
    Marvin Staton

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    Tonya Perkins says

    Sincere condolences from the Perkins family (Farley and Tonya). You are all in my prayers.

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    Steve Elliott says

    My condolences to you and your family.

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