Cover photo for Jewel Strickland Raynor Geesin's Obituary
Jewel Strickland Raynor Geesin Profile Photo
1928 Jewel 2023

Jewel Strickland Raynor Geesin

December 20, 1928 — July 16, 2023

Clayton

 

Clayton, NC: Ms. Jewel Strickland Raynor Geesin, age 94, of Clayton, was taken to heaven on Sunday, July 16, 2023.  Memorial Services will be 2:00PM-Friday, July 28, 2023 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home, Benson, NC.  Pastor Eddie White will officiate. Burial will follow in Harnett Devotional Gardens in Dunn.

Jewel, was born in Benson, NC to Eva Hodges Strickland Garwood and Willis R. Strickland.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harvey W. Raynor, Jr. and Lt. Col. Charles F. Geesin; a son, Harvey W. Raynor III; brother, Earl Strickland; sisters, Doris S. Lee and Bobbie S. Weeks.  Jewel and her husband of 24 years, Harvey W. Raynor, Jr., raised three sons, Harvey W. III, Mark Edward, and Matthew Earl in Dunn, NC.  She graduated from New York University and the Bellevue School of Nursing and worked in Public Health in Johnston and Harnett Counties.  She then worked at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn, Womack on Fort Bragg and Gorgas in the Panama Canal Zone.  Jewel loved to travel, especially with the Holiday Ramblers, playing cards, dominoes and board games.  She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Clayton.

Survivors include her sons, Mark and Matthew Raynor; stepchildren, David, Patricia, and Jefferey Geesin; ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and a sister, Lynndale G. McCaffrey, niece, Brenda Utz and two nephews, Glenn Lee and Ryan Kimsey.  She will be missed by all.

The family will receive friends at Rose and Graham Funeral Home from 1:00PM-1:45PM, July 28, 2023.

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC. 

FREE OBIT

 

 

 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jewel Strickland Raynor Geesin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 28, 2023

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Rose & Graham Funeral Home Inc., Benson

301 W. Main St., Benson, NC 27504

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Friday, July 28, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rose & Graham Funeral Home Inc., Benson

301 W. Main St., Benson, NC 27504

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1330

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree