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Jean York

April 6, 1936 — December 31, 2021

Martha Jean Terrel York April 6th 1936 – December 31st 2021

Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her. Matthew 26:13

Mrs. Jean Terrell York, age 85 of Boaz Alabama, died on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Diverscare of Boaz.

Service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at eleven o’clock a.m. at the McRae Chapel. Interment will follow in the Asbury Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home.

Mrs. York was born in Alabama on April 6, 1936, to Andy Culbert “Cub” and Bertha Harris Terrell. She was the oldest of three children. She began her schooling in a small school room in Asbury, and later graduated from Albertville High School. She immediately pursued a degree in Education from Snead Community College and Jacksonville State University. She went on to complete a Masters program in Religious Studies at Covington Theological Seminary, and received a Doctorate of Religious Education from Bethany Theological Seminary.

Jean met her husband, Hershel Jay York, at DAR high school at after school activities. They fell in love and were married on March 3, 1958 and moved to Germany where Hershel was stationed during his service in the United States Army.

Jean lived a full and energetic life. She had the love of her family, her friends, her church and her community. She was a minister’s wife, a Christian educator dedicated to sharing her love for Christ with young people, an active member of the church volunteering as a Sunday school teacher, a children’s church minister, a church bus captain, as well as being a summer camp counselor/chaperone. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Boaz, and Beth Haven Baptist Church in Crossville.

Jean enjoyed working with flowers, spending time at flea markets, trade day, auctions, yard sales, riding motorcycles, camp outings, skate parties, Basketball games, and especially attending the ACE State and National Convention. She has been recognized and honored for her many accomplishments throughout her life, but being awarded as the Outstanding Teacher by the State of Alabama and the Accelerated Christian Education System in 1980 was a crowning achievement to her.

Mrs. York is survived by her Husband: Jay York of Boaz, Sons: Michael York & Sherri of Rainsville, Jason York and Heather of Georgia, Daughter: Sandy Greer & Terry Powell of Guntersville, 6 grandchildren, Coby Greer, Meagan Bryant, Jake York, Blake York, Breanna Kopp, and Bo York. 7 great grandchildren, Major Bryant, Max Bryant, Bo Bryant, Ellie York, Wyatt York, Madelyn Kopp, and Sawyer York. And Sister: Gail Terrell Painter of Crossville. She was preceded in death by her parents: “Cub” & Bertha Terrell and Brother: Jimmy Terrell.

Pallbearers will be Joey Dalrymple, Steve Miller, Thad Brooks, Jonathan Campbell, Stephen Putnam, Michael Woodard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike York, Jason York, Jake York, Coby Greer, Dustin Bryant, Terry Powell

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

McRae Chapel


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