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Eugenia “Jean” Marie Halstead, 83, a lifelong resident of the Union Hill Community of Cottonwood, Alabama, died Monday evening, March 18, 2019, at her residence. She was in the company of members of her loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Clearman Chapel at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Reverend Kyle Johnson officiating. Burial will follow immediately in Union Hill Cemetery with Southern Heritage directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the Union Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 7335 South County Road 33, Cottonwood, Alabama 36320.
Jean lived an honest life of hard work and Christian service. She farmed alongside her family and worked with them at their business, the Halstead Store on Cottonwood Road. She later worked for General Electric, retiring in 1995. A lifelong member of Union Hill Baptist Church, Jean was faithful in serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Although she had no children of her own, Jean was a mother figure and a mentor to many.
She is preceded in death by her parents, former Houston County Commissioner James Harlie Halstead Sr. and Linnie Hollon Halstead; two brothers, Johnny Earl Halstead and James Leadon Halstead; one sister, Betty Merle White. She is survived by her sister, Laura Lounette Halstead; one brother, Harlie Halstead Jr. (Ouida); eleven nieces and two nephews; twenty-two great nieces and nephews; and eighteen great-great nieces and nephews.
The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of First Light Home Care and Kindred Hospice.