Born: Sunday Aug 28, 1932

Died: Monday Jan 11, 2021


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

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

 



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Mrs. Greeson and Family: I was so saddened to read about the loss of Mr. Greeson. He was the first full time boss I worked for when he hired me as Receptionist at City Hall, City of Eden. He was a kind, respectful boss, as I found him later to be a kind, loving Dad to his children and husband to you. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers now and in days to come. God bless each of you.
Debbie Thompson Horton

Jan I am so sorry to hear about JL. Tell your mom that you all will be in my prayers. May the Lord comfort and give you strength to get through this difficult time. God Bless
Lisa Moore

Mrs. Greeson and family: I'm so sorry to read of Mr. Greeson's passing. I remember him well when he was the City Manager of Eden. My mom, Mary Lambert, worked closely with him during his tenure as City Manager there; and always spoke very highly of him. She also passed away a few months ago. Prayers for you and your family during this time of bereavement.
Mary Leigh Cottrell

The Greyson Family, Iam so sorry to hear about J.L. He was such a nice, Christin man! He always had a big smile on his face, and could make anyone feel better instantly! I am sure this is a very difficult time for all of you! I pray God will wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you comfort and piece! Our deepest condolences to you all! Jim & Muriel Caldwell
Muriel Bryant Caldwell

To the Greeson, family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mr.Greeson on Sunday night services always talking to me. He gave me encouragement when I told him I had lost my husband. Mr.Greeson was a wonderful Christian man. I pray that God will send you comfort and peace knowing that he is resting with the angels now. I am praying for all of you. Diane.
Diane Rutledge Haynes

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