Ann Elizabeth Jongema, age 78, of Atkinson passed peacefully from her earthly life on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.
She was born May 14, 1941 in Cumberland County, the daughter of the Linwood Lester and Maggie Lee Benson Wallace. In addition to her parents Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jongema; and grandson, Cody Forester.
Ann is survived by her daughters, Wanda Brown (Jimmie), Teresa Ann Downey (Lee), and Catherine Marie Clarke; sons, Daniel Mark Forester (Pat) and Linwood Lester Jongema (Mary Esther); grandchildren, Levi Forester, Mathew Jongema (Carly), Zachary Jongema, Bobby Dail (Arlisa), and Brooke McMillan (Kenny); great grandchildren; Kaia Madyson, Micah and Mia; brother, Johnny Benson Wallace (Rhonda); special friends, Lacy Corbett, Joanna Hutcheson, and Charlotte Awad; several nephews and many extended family and friends.
She was a member of Caswell Presbyterian Church.
Ann was a blessed and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who created a home filled sunshine, joy and a Christian spirit. She was always busy; cooking, gardening and most important of all caring for her family. Ann will be remembered for her radiant smile and sweet, sweet spirit. She was loved and will be greatly missed.
Friends are welcome to stop by to visit with the family at Mark's home, 153 Carpenters Ln, Rocky Point, NC 28457
The family received friends 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw with funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Merrell McKoy will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Atkinson Cemetery.
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A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.
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