We are saddened to announce that our beloved Jeannie Irving passed away this week after a battle with cancer. Jeannie worked tirelessly with us since the early days of Green Wood Coalition, taking on the roles of community dinner coordinator and board member.
For all of us who knew Jeannie, many pictures come to mind to paint the portrait of a joyful, empathetic, generous, and always, energetic spirit.She will be remembered as a beautiful woman who did so much, and loved even more. Jeannie has left the best kind of mark on this community.
Details for her funeral on Tuesday, December 17 at 2:00 pm are posted at rossfuneralchapel.com.
Board member, Kelly Ambrose, shares a moment of remembering Jeannie that touched her this week:
Putting up the GWC Christmas tree with some Trinity College School students became a lovely thing today.
After assembling it, we quickly realized that it was was sorely lacking, and needed some Christmas decorations. After looking for decorations in the basement we tried to be creative, found some hair clips, earrings, feathers..made a few out of some craft supplies on hand. Still it looked pretty forlorn.
We considered going across the street to the Big Sisters Thrift Store to see if they had any decorations to sell, when a lady with a big smile appeared at the front door with a tentative knock. She brought in a big bag of Christmas decorations and said, "These are for Green Wood. A few weeks ago Jean Irving packed them up to bring them over for you."
What a lovely experience to think about Jeannie doing this for us. And the best part of all is the beautiful angel that we placed at the top for her to look down on us with love. We are still saying thank you to Jeannie for her blessings. We miss you so, Jeannie.