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John Thomas Eason Sr.

John Thomas Eason Sr.

Sunday, March 6, 1938 Monday, March 11, 2019

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Obituary for John Thomas Eason Sr.

John Thomas Eason, Sr., 81, a US Navy veteran of Middletown, Delaware, departed this life on March 11, 2019.

Born in Rich Square, North Carolina to parents, Henry T., and Ruth (Drew), he moved to Paterson New Jersey at the age of 11 and lived there nearly 50 years prior to relocating to both Augusta and Alpharetta Georgia. He retired to Middletown, DE. in 2002.

A graduate of Paterson Central High School in 1956, he served 4 years in the US Navy as Petty Officer 2nd Class during the Korean War.

A chemical technician by trade for decades until his retirement, Mr. Eason was known as a dedicated hard worker, often working two jobs. Earlier in life he was employed as an agent for Progressive Insurance. He then worked stints at Duratest and Two Guys, followed by tenures with El Paso, Fuller Brush, BP/Amoco, Dart/Kraft and as an industrial chemist.

When not working, Mr. Eason was an avid photo taker, enjoyed listening to music and was particularly fond of cars, checkers, solitaire, riding motorcycles, bowling and collecting firearms.

Following his honorable discharge from military service, Mr. Eason started a family and was married to the late Caroline Marie (Williams) for 27 years. Their union led to four children and he was pre-deceased by son, Cornelius Nehemiah.

In 1985, he married Glinda (Johnson), who he loved dearly, he affectionately referred to her as "Johnson" and she referred to him as "Eason".

He leaves cherished memories with his wife of almost 34 years, Glinda (Johnson); daughter, Adrienne R. Alexander of Passaic Park NJ, John T. Eason Jr. of Westwood NJ, and Stanley H. Eason of Secaucus NJ, stepdaughter Kim Thomas and son in law, Craig Thomas of Elkton MD; aunts Georgiana McKnight (Washington, DC) and Johnnie Mae Johnson (Queens, NY); granddaughters, Aisha, Desire, Melanie, Talia and Kaylei, two great grandchildren, Olivia and Matthew and a host of cousins and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    The Resurrection Center
    3301 N Market St,
    WILMINGTON, DE
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 11:00am
    The Resurrection Center
    3301 N Market St,
    WILMINGTON, DE
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
    2465 Chesapeake City Rd.
    BEAR, DE
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    2:00pm
  • Reception

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 |
    The Resurrection Center
    3301 N Market St,
    WILMINGTON, DE
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Suzette

During this most difficult time the scriptures serve as a comfort zone. 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17; 2Corinthians 1:3, 4 Helping us to see that our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4 I hope you find comfort in these promises. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family.
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Artina

I express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May God of tender mercies and comfort strengthen you during this time of sorrow - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, it is his promise that you will see your love one again, John 5:28, 29.
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MD

Please accept my sincere condolences cor the loss of your loved one.
May the Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort be with you at this time of sorrow. 2Corinthians 1:3,4
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BP

I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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Tiffany Jones

My sincere condolences to the family over the loss of your dear husband and father. May you be comforted by the script and the hope we find there. Hope of a future free of pain and the sting if death. Revelation 21:3,4
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