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Mother Eugenia Eason

September 19, 1920 — March 4, 2024

09/19/1920

Mother Eugenia Joesephene Eason, “Genie” as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was born on September 19, 1920, to Willie Augustus Eason Sr and Martha Smith Eason.

She attended Florence Graded School, which is now Florence Bowser Elementary School. She retired from Planter’s Peanuts in August 1983 after 28 years of hard work.  She was involved in her community as she supported her church, the Driver community, and the Nansemond Parkway Civic League. Genie was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center, where she accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at 13. She was very involved as she served in many areas. She was a lead singer in the senior choir, which could be heard on Sunday mornings over W.R.A.P. and other radio stations. She also loved Sunday school, served as Missionary President, a member of the church’s senior group Silver Strands, and she helped the Women’s Day Committee.

Genie peacefully transitioned at her residence with her family by her side on Monday, March 4, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Rosa Eason, Mary Lou Pinner, James Adwell Eason, Willie Augustus Eason Sr, her son-in-law, Richard T Brown Jr and her grandsons, Richard T Brown III and Charlie L Brown.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Rosa Eason Brown; 4 grandchildren, Deborah Brown (Melvin), Dorris Goldston (Larry), Alvin Brown and JoAnn Mitchell (Allen); 12 great grandchildren; 31 great great grandchildren; and 2 great great great grandchildren. Her beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins and a special family friend, Gail Phillips.

A viewing will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 3-7p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home.  A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center and she will be laid to rest at the Eason Family Cemetery.

 Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mother Eugenia Eason, please visit our flower store.

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