Dorothy Jean Brown Sexton, 86, of Dacusville, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2021. Loving wife of the late Winfred Kenneth (Buck) Sexton and daughter of the late Lora H. and Cortez Brown, she was born on her family's farm.
Following her graduation from Dacusville High School, Jean married Buck in 1953. The morning of their wedding Buck received his draft papers for the Korean War, but that did not deter Jean from marrying the love of her life. Soon after Buck returned from Korea, they started a life in Chesapeake, VA where Buck would work at Ford Motor Company. Buck and Jean soon greeted their child, Vicki, into the world and Jean decided to become a full-time homemaker. When Buck retired, they returned to South Carolina. Buck and Jean built a home on her family's farmland where they raised Santa Gertrudis cattle, had an assortment of farm animals and fruit trees, and treasured their time together with friends and family. Buck and Jean enjoyed 64 years of marriage.
Jean was employed at Virginia Electric & Power Company but loved being a homemaker for most of her life. She was very dedicated to her family and cherished the opportunity to be a mother and grandmother. Jean's greatest joy in life was taking care of her husband, her home, and her family. She was an avid reader who was very dedicated to her Christian faith.
Mrs. Sexton was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dacusville, South Carolina.
Mrs. Sexton is survived by sister Betty Dounelis (Charles); daughter Vicki Sexton (David); grandchildren Casey Jo Cooperman (Eric) and William Clark (Brittany); great grandchildren Brantson, Copeland and Braylen. She is predeceased by brother Wayne Brown and sister Ellen Looper.
Graveside funeral service will be Friday, November 26 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.
The family will greet friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spring Park Assisted Living, 925 N. Main St., Travelers Rest, SC 29690 for their annual Employee Christmas Fund.
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