George Leon Jewell

George Leon Jewell

George Leon Jewell, 88, of Chesapeake, went to be with the Lord, Monday, December 30, 2019. Born in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late George C. Jewell and Penny Toler Jewell. George was also predeceased by his first wife of 35 years, Edna Turner Jewell in 1999, his second wife, Shirley Holloman Jewell in 2015, and his step-son and daughter-in-law, Sid and Donna Holloman, and his two sisters, Rebecca Hare and Faye Temple. George was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and retired after 28 years of service from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where he was an electrical inspector. An active member of Great Bridge Baptist Church since 1972, he was a Deacon, greeter, Sunday school teacher, Wednesday night dinner and special events kitchen helper. He was also a faithful volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Serve the City. He enjoyed bowling in various local Sr. leagues. Most of all, George will be remembered as a loving, kind, gentle, Christian man, who was a source of strength and stability for his family. Survivors include his children, Debra J. Dow (Bob), Donna E. Jewell, Teresa J. Black (Steve); grandchildren, Julia and Michelle Black, Nick and Jeremy Dow; step-children, Sherry Schucker (Jim), Sondra Cooke, Skye Holloman and their families. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2020 at Westlawn Memorial Park, 1909 W. Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Great Bridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 640 Battlefield Blvd., South, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at
December 28, 1931 - December 30, 201912/28/193112/30/2019
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January 10
Charles Lee Hall
January 8
George was wonderful man and humble of servant of The Lord. Our prayers and love go out to all of the family. God bless you all. Charlie, Cyndy, and Carly Hall
Grace K. Jones
January 3
My heart is saddened at the death of my friend, George. He was the dearest and sweetest gentleman anyone would want to know. A true man of God in every way. I bowled with him for many years and never heard a harsh or unkind word spoken by him. I will miss him at lunc... Continue Reading
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Cindie Callahan
January 3
George will be missed. What an amazing man and Christian. He served the Lord like no other. Our prayers are with your family. May God bless you all. Love, Terry and Cindie Callahan
John Doren
January 2
Condolences and prayers to the family. Mr. George was one of the nicest men ever. He always exhibited a gentle demeanor and had a kind word for everyone. Truly a good and faithful servant who reflected Christ's love in all he did. Love, Kathy, John, and Ginni Doren
Kathleen Bruinsma
December 31, 2019
On behalf of Charles and Huretta Houser, as well as Kip and Kathy Bruinsma, we offer our deepest condolences to the family. George was one of my parents’ best friends. His kind, gentle nature and willingness to love others so consistently demonstrates his beautiful C... Continue Reading
Kevin Grubb
December 31, 2019
Condolences to the entire family. George was a great guy.
Billy and Kathy Culpeper
December 30, 2019
George was such a wonderful man, he will surely be missed. I remember when he worked on the farm with Billy, growing the vegetables and picking them, I think he really enjoyed that. He was in Billy's Sunday School Class for many years at Great Bridge Baptist Church, we... Continue Reading