AUGUSTA, Ga.- On Thursday, May 6, 2004, Mrs. Jean Honeycutt McCormick went to be the The Lord after an extended period of illness. Graveside funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Westover Memorial Park with Rev. Robert F. Hunt officiating.

The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 12:30 p.m.

Mrs. McCormick was born on January 23, 1924, in Charlotte, N.C., moving to Martinez, Ga. in 1954, to operate a dairy farm with her late husband, Mr. John E. McCormick. Mrs. McCormick was valedictorian of the Class of ’42, Harding High School, Charlotte, N.C., as well as the recipient of numerous other awards including the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship award. She began working at the age of 18 as secretary to the superintendents of Thompson Orphanage in Charlotte, Pop and Mrs. Whisnant, until she moved to Georgia with her husband and children.

After ending the dairy business in 1961, Mrs. McCormick took a position as an executive secretary at Continental Can Company where she served until her retirement in 1985.

Mrs. McCormick was a Certified Professional Secretary, past president of the National Secretaries Association and Secretary of the Year for 1975. She returned to school and received her BBA degree from Limestone College in 1983, graduating magna cum laude.

She was a devout Christian and a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church USA and an ordained elder. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend anyone could ever ask for and she will be sorely missed by all who loved her sweet spirit so dearly.

Mrs. McCormick is survived by her three children, John E. McCormick, IV and wife, Marie, Anne McCormick Snider and husband, Stephen and Melinda McCormick Jeffers and husband, Michael; by her grandchildren, David Lee Jeffers, John-Paul McCormick Jeffers (Cory), John Eric Snider, Stephen Samuel Snider, II, Rachael McCormick Griffin, Lorie McCormick Ratliff, Chad Sams and Gendy and Dan Crowden and by four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be, Frank Carstarphen, Marty Goldman, Cory Jeffers, Tom Lamb, Barry Paschal and Cal Schlein.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Platt’s Funeral Home, N. Belair Rd., Evans.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3551 Wheeler Rd., Augusta 30909, the Augusta Rescue Mission, 526 Walker St., Augusta, 30901 or Thornwell Home and School for Children, P.O. Box 60, Clinton, S.C. 20325-0060. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

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