February 6, 2022, 88, Goldsboro –
Jean Alice Miller Hoke, 88, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
Born on March 29, 1933 in Pennsylvania, she was daughter to the late Harvey A. Miller and Helen Luckenbill Miller. Jean married the love of her life, George W. Hoke Jr. on September 24, 1955 and they celebrated 50 years of marriage before his passing in 2006.
Jean was an active member of Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Daniels was very important to Jean as she served in many areas of the church. Among those, she was the church organist for many years, a Bible School and Sunday School teacher, served on the administrative board, and was a leader of the Young at Heart Senior group. Jean also served as a representative with the Salvation Army stocking organization, was a leader of the Afternoon Circle, an education chairperson, and also donated bells in memory of her husband, George.
Jean achieved her Nursing Degree from the Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. Jean was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, Goldsboro Chapter 54. Cooking, baking, and selling Stanley Home Products were some of her happiest times. Playing games, putting together puzzles, crocheting, reading and bingo were all things she loved to do with family and friends.
Although she was strong and determined, Jean had a sense of humor always joking and making others laugh. Anywhere Jean went, she would make new friends and would become a favorite everywhere she went. She loved to stay busy and devoted all her extra time by putting others first. Jean also helped those in need including making crocheted sleeping mats for the homeless using plastic bags.
Jean is survived by her daughters, Debra Baum and husband, Timothy, Barbara Cummins, Darlene Robinson; sons, Steven Hoke and wife, Helen, Leonard Hoke and wife, Teressa; two grandchildren she raised, Julie Ham and Billy Robinson; eight grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and her sister, Shirley Snyder.
Along with her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, George; sister, Marian Shaak; brothers, Donald Miller, Earl Miller and Kenny Miller.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Daniels Chapel Church in Goldsboro with Pastor Butch Huffman officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her memory to Daniels Chapel Church, 2802 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Arrangements by Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.