Obituary For Jesse "J. L." Lee Greeson

August 28, 1932 - January 11, 2021

Jesse "J. L." Lee Greeson, 88, passed away Monday morning, January 11, 2021, at Brian Center in Eden.

A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, January 14, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  He will lie in repose on Wednesday at Fair Funeral Home, from 12 Noon to 5 PM, for those wishing to come by to pay their respects.

Born August 28, 1932 in Elon, NC, J. L. was the son of the late Lacy Greeson and Daisy Loy Greeson Kimrey.  He was a US Navy veteran having served his country for four years. Following his discharge from the Navy, he attended Elon College and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Municipal Government.  After graduation, J. L. worked as the City Clerk in Henderson, NC followed by City Manager positions in Carrboro, Eden, and Concord.  He was a long-time member of First Wesleyan Church where he served for many years as a Sunday School teacher.  J. L. retired from Phillip Morris, Inc.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Phillips Greeson of the home; daughters, Janice G. Jeffries (Ron) of Eden and Terri G. Paxton (Ike) of Midland, NC; son, Tim Greeson (Sandra) of Eden; five grandchildren, Meredith G. Boyte (Brently), Sara P. Snow (Brandon), Emily P. Chesser (Branden), Adam Paxton (Brittney) and Stephen Greeson (Maggy); five great-grandchildren, Lyra Snow, Evryn Snow, Paxton Chesser, Clayton Greeson and Ronan Snow; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; seven brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Trinity Wesleyan Church, 186 E. Aiken Road, Eden, NC 27288 or First Wesleyan Church, 607 Church Street, Eden, NC 27288

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