Eleanor Hodges Jarvis

January 16, 1931 - May 28, 2018
Eleanor Hodges Jarvis

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Eleanor Hodges Jarvis age 87, a resident of 3240 NC Hwy 33 West, Grimesland, NC died Monday, May 28, 2018.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Rosemary Church of Christ officiated by Ola Forbes.
The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 1:00 PM until the service hour. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Eleanor was born in Beaufort County on January 16, 1931 the daughter of the late Thad Joseph Hodges and Pearlie Elks Hodges.
She was married to Elwood C. Jarvis, her husband of 49 years who preceded her in death. Eleanor received her nursing training from Tayloe Hospital and served along side Dr. John Tayloe for ten years. After a brief retirement from nursing she became a secretary at Chocowinity High School where she worked for many years until her retirement. Loving people and fulfilling the need to serve, Eleanor became a valuable staff member of Hillside Funeral Service. There she served many families with her kind heart and comforting words. She taught Sunday school at the First Christian Church in Washington. Eleanor will always be remembered as a devoted wife and mother who loved and cherished every minute spent with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include husband: Mayhue Bell of Raleigh; two sons: Elwood “Woody” C. Jarvis Jr. and wife Joy-Ann of Belhaven; James “Jim” Jarvis and wife Susan of Washington; and four grandchildren: Dr. Elizabeth Jarvis and fiance’ Dr. Benjamin White, Mr. Elwood “Wells” Jarvis and wife Marissa, David Jarvis and Alyssa Jarvis.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
You may share a memory with the family by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com.
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Jarvis family.

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 31, 2018
2:00 PM

Rosemary Church of Christ - Directions
5116 Slatestone Road
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Rosemary Church of Christ - Directions
5116 Slatestone Road, Washington, NC 27889
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • May 30, 2018
    patricia boyd says:
    My condolences to this family. Ms. Jarvis was a sweet and kind woman. She always had a smile and a loving disposition . I'm glad she was a part of my childhood. God bless her soul.

  • June 04, 2018
    Osborne Ray Scott Jr says:

  • June 03, 2018
    janet williams says:
    You will be miss. I will miss seeing you out side your house when I pass by..You ans I spent alot of time together in school.. I almost had a permermet chair in your office.You taught me alot wisdom and caring about others..I will miss you...Rest in Peace

  • June 02, 2018
    Ruby Bell says:
    I met Eleanor when she married my brother-in-law, Mayhue Bell and we immediately became good friends. They were happy together visiting Jasper and me in Morehead City and we shared some fun times touring historic sites in and around the area, enjoying meals together and talking about our grandchildren. Eleanor was proud of her grandchildren and shared their accomplishments with me. My condolences to Mayhue and to all of Eleanor's family. Ruby Bell

  • June 01, 2018
    Danny & Teresa Smith says:
    Woody and Joy, I am so sorry for the profound loss of your mom. It is a hard bridge to cross- and we all have been there or are on the way. Blessings to each of you and your family.

  • May 31, 2018
    Diane & Paul Edwards says:
    It is with great sadness and sympathy we extend our heartfelt wishes on the passing of Ms. Eleanor. Our prayers and love are with you. Diane & Paul Edwards Belhaven NC

  • May 31, 2018
    Donna Elks Elks says:
    What a sweet, loving lady Ms. Eleanor was. She was always kind and thoughtful to all of us, and always made us feel welcomed and loved. God Bless you and keep you as you honor and remember her.

  • May 31, 2018
    Betty Lou Hodges Brabble says:

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    Frankie Hodges Suggs says:

  • May 30, 2018
    Joan Chandler Bogun says:
    Praying for the family. I remember this lady very well. Such a sweet woman.

  • May 30, 2018
    Jimmy Thad Hodges says:
    For thirteen years while I was counselor at Chocowinity High School, Mrs. Jarvis was a great help to me. I shall miss her and her boundless energy to serve all the students at CHS.

  • May 31, 2018
    Carol Arnold Scheidegger says:
    Aunt Eleanor was always special to me. She loved with a big and generous heart, always kind and caring. She inspired me and was a huge influence in my life. She will always hold a special place in my heart and I will treasure the wonderful memories I have of her. My condolences go out to the family...I know she will be missed. I pray that each of you will find comfort in your memories. May God bless each of you!

  • May 30, 2018
    Ollie L. Moore says:
    Woody, so sorry for your loss, I remember your Mom from school, she was always so sweet. You'll be in my prayers.

  • May 30, 2018
    Terrie Elks Marsh says:
    I really got close to Mrs. Jarvis while I worked as a student to help her in the school office.She was a devout Christian, who was a great mentor for us all. I am so sorry for your loss Woody,prayers.

  • May 30, 2018
    Sylvia Johnson Gorham says:
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Jarvis. She was a mentor and friend to many at Chocowinity High, and I was lucky enough to consider her a friend during my years as a teacher there. I have fond memories of her sitting at her desk, helping all who needed it, including me. Prayers for her family and wishes for comfort during this time.

  • May 30, 2018
    Joni Vaughn says:
    So very sorry for your loss,she will be missed.

  • May 29, 2018
    LaRee Jones says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Eleanor's death. Praying God's Holy Spirit comfort each of you during this time. Uncle Mayhue...hope to visit with you soon.

  • May 30, 2018
    CECIL ALLCOX says:

  • May 30, 2018
    Laura Nicholls says:
    Condolences to your family. I have fond memories of Ms. Eleanor - always smiling, kind and gracious. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • May 30, 2018
    Joyce Hodges says:

  • May 30, 2018
    Judy Tunstall Cheshire says:
    I'm so sad for our loss! She was a special lady. Loved her so!

  • May 30, 2018
    Antonio McCuller says:
    You all have my deepest sympathies. She was a very sweet and kind lady!

  • May 30, 2018
    Brenda Tripp says:
    So sorry for the loss of your sweet Mama.Everyone who knew her loved her.She will be missed.

  • May 30, 2018
    Peggy Chandler says:
    Such a sweet lady! Know she is with the Lord! Amen!

  • May 30, 2018
    Richard (Ricky) Robison says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Eleanor's passing. Though it has been many years, I still remember the fond shared times that we all had at Grandma's during our visits in the summers of my childhood. You all, have my prayers and deepest sympathy.

  • May 30, 2018
    Beverly Rogers Foreman says:
    Mrs Jarvis was a very special lady. She was a substitute teacher when I first met her then she was Chocowinity High school secretary. She was good to each and everyone of us as students. Even when we knew that we were in the wrong, she would just smile but she knew. I'm really sorry to hear of her passing. I pray that God will give her family strength and comfort in this difficult time.

  • May 30, 2018
    Elizabeth Moore says:

  • May 30, 2018
    Cindy Haddock Lynn says:
    Woody and Joy, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was a very sweet and kind lady. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for you and your family!

  • May 30, 2018
    Lexa Upton McMicken says:
    Woody, AM sorry I will not be able to make the funeral. I had foot surgery the next Tuesday after I talked to you. You and your family are 8n my thoughts and prayers. I loved Eleanor, and enjoyed working with her.

  • May 30, 2018
    Sharon Elks HOUSLEY says:
    So sorry for your loss. Eleanor was a sweet tough lady. She will be missed.

  • May 30, 2018
    Harold Smith says:
    Mrs. Jarvis was a special person and I have many fond memories of her kind and loving nature. My sister and I visited with her recently in an effort to provide some company and some cheer. I'm sure that short visit blessed us far more than it did her... such a gracious and wonderful lady. Our prayers are with you.

  • May 29, 2018
    Evelyn Edwards Respass says:
    We're so sorry to hear of Mrs. Eleanor's passing. She was always such a dear, sweet lady. We will have all of the family in our prayers. May God give you strength and healing.