On Saturday, January 5, 2019, Jean Herring Alsop, 87, of Spotsylvania, Virginia passed away peacefully surrounded by family. She was the wife of Robert Atwood Alsop. Born in Nokesville, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late William Eugene and Mary Shaffer Herring. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Derk Slothouber, and her second husband Donald Constien. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mary Ann S. Myers and husband Heath, Pamela S. Minter and husband Richard, Cynthia Lee Thomas, and one son Robert Atwood Alsop II, three granddaughters, Elizabeth M. Lamb and husband Chip, Anne Shaffer Myers and fiancé Dan Hines, and Rebecca L. Minter, and one grandson Robert W. Minter and wife Lauren, and five great grandchildren Virginia Lamb, Charlie Lamb, Connor Minter, Patrick Minter, and Heath Lamb. She is also survived by her sister Barbara A. Herring and brothers Francis Lee Herring and Peter Wayne Herring and several nieces and nephews.
A very important part of her life has always been her husband’s loving family. Over the past 60 years, they have offered their support, love, and friendship in so many ways it has been invaluable.
After the death of her first husband, she worked for many years for the Fredericksburg City School System in a secretarial position in the Superintendent’s Office. In later years, she was employed in the Medical Arts building in Fredericksburg by various doctors. Her responsibilities spanned many areas and she handled them all well. Her last and favorite job was working with her friend, Barry Conrad. These were happy days for her.
People will remember Jean for many things. But some of those things we will never forget are her sweet pickle recipe, hot yeast rolls, and homemade apple butter. She collected, crafted, sewed, and worked very hard to do well by her family. She loved us all.
It is with great gratitude that the family thanks the Petersburg Home for Ladies, where she resided for the past five years. They have lovingly cared for her every need. Without the constant support of the staff, her last five years would not have been so enriched. They allowed her to live the last years of her life there in comfort and to die with dignity.
The family will receive friends from10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019, for visitation at the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home, 31440 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, VA 22508. A private interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to the Petersburg Home for Ladies Fellowship Fund, 311 S. Jefferson St., Petersburg, VA 23803. Online guestbook is available at johnsoncares.com.
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