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Obituary of Jean Potter
Patricia Jean Ellis Potter, 90, an Asheboro resident for fifty-three years, peacefully passed away on December 20, 2018, surrounded by her family at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community in Raleigh, NC.
A memorial service will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Asheboro, NC, on January 26, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Joe Mitchell, Rector, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church after the service. Pugh Funeral Home will be handling the service and interment arrangements.
Jean was born in Greensboro, NC, to Morris Leon and Pauline Tarleton Ellis on December 2, 1928. She attended Salem Academy in Winston Salem, NC, and in 1948 graduated from The Fairmont Casements School and Junior College in Ormond Beach, FL. She married Abner Durham Potter, Jr. ("A.D.") on June 10, 1950, in Greensboro, NC. Shortly thereafter, Jean and A.D. made Asheboro their home, where she remained until the end of 2003. She was a very active, dedicated member of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Jean was devoted to and loved her family and friends with abandon which was evident throughout her life. She took spiritual and everyday delight in her garden filled with beautiful flowers for every season.
Jean is survived by her daughter Patricia Potter Taylor ("Trish") and her son Abner Durham Potter III ("Durham") and his treasured wife, Mamie, all of Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren, Julien Knox Taylor IV of Jupiter, FL; Durham Christian Taylor of Eugene, OR; Mary Elizabeth Potter and husband Jeremy O'Connor of Philadelphia, PA; Patricia Jean Potter and partner Andrew Grim of Northampton, MA; and Anna Tarleton Potter of Brooklyn, NY. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Durham Potter-Grim and Ingrid Potter-Grim of Northampton, MA.
She is predeceased by her loving husband, A.D. Potter, her parents, her sister, Suzanne Kanoy, and her youngest son, Christian Ellis Potter.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Joy Reid, of Raleigh, NC, who was her loving companion and caretaker for the last nine years; and heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at the Springmoor Stewart Health Center for the kindness and gentle care they provided.
Memorial donations may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd of Asheboro, NC, 505 Mountain Road, Asheboro, NC 27205, or the charity of one's choice.