Jean Revell (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Mrs. Jean Eleanor Hunt Revell died at her daughter's home on Saturday, August 11, 2007 in Rock Hill, S.C. Mrs. Revell, the daughter of the late Harry Duff and Lillian Morris Hunt, was born in Miami, Arizona on March 25, 1918. Her family moved from Arizona to Baltimore, Maryland in the 1930's. After graduating from Goucher College in 1939 with a degree in physiology, Jeanie moved to Canada to join her father who was working as an engineer in the copper mines. During World War II she worked in a TNT plant in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and later at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. While at Johns Hopkins she did extensive research on hypertension and tested drugs for a cure for malaria. In 1946 Jeanie became a laboratory technician for Dr. Samuel Thompson Redgrave Revell, Jr., the husband of her college roommate, Ruth. She subsequently married Dr. Walter Revell, Sam's brother, then in 1948. Walter and Jeanie Revell settled in Louisville, Georgia where Dr. Revell served as a family physician for over 40 years. Jeanie served the Lord, her family and her communities faithfully, tirelessly, and without fanfare. In Louisville she was actively involved in all aspects of the life and ministries of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) church. A devoted wife and loving mother, she was a faithful supporter of and participant in many worthwhile community endeavors. Upon her move to Rock Hill, South Carolina in 2001 she continued to put others before herself and started a tape ministry for the homebound at First Rock Hill ARP Church. In 2007, at age 89, she was the recipient of the church's "Deacon Service Award." Always "accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative," she lived the abundant life and spread joy wherever she went. She offered a quality of friendship that was immeasurable. An avid rose and vegetable gardener she admired all things natural and beautiful in God's creation and lived her life to the end with gusto and a remarkable sense of adventure. "Her children rise up and call her blessed." Proverbs 31:28. Mrs. Revell was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dr. Walter Jones Revell. She is survived by her 4 children and their spouses, Dr. Walter J. Revell, Jr. and his wife Jeanie of Rock Hill, S.C., Mrs. Jean Revell Alexander and her husband Dr. Robert Alexander of Rock Hill, S.C., Dr. William S. Revell and his wife Matilda of Rock Hill, S.C., and Mr. Harry D. Revell and his wife Sheila of Augusta, Ga. Additionally, she is survived by her grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Letty Revell Peterson and her husband Tom, Maria Revell, Vance Alexander, Walt Alexander and his wife Kim, McAuley Alexander, Roger Revell, Laura Revell Gordon and her husband Chris, Jane Revell, Helen Revell, Hunt Revell, Dixon Revell, and Elle Revell. She was also dearly loved and greatly admired by her nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. Her brother Harry Hunt, Jr. and her grandson John Revell also predeceased her. The family wishes to pay special thanks to her devoted family friend and physician, Dr. Jim Polhill, for his compassionate care. A memorial service in celebration of Jeanie's life will be held at First Rock Hill ARP Church, 201 East Main Street, on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Dr. J. Barry Dagenhart and the Rev. Bryan Bult. Visitation will be in the Robinson Hall at First Rock Hill ARP Church on Monday, August 13, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Following a private burial in Louisville, a service of worship will be held at the Louisville ARP Church on Walnut Street in Louisville, Georgia on Wednesday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. J. Barry Dagenhart will officiate the service. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Louisville ARP Church, Louisville, Ga. 30434 or to "Forward in Faith" at First ARP Church, 201 East White Street, Rock Hill, S.C. 29730. Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel of Rock Hill and Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville, Ga. are serving the Revell family.

The Augusta Chronicle-August 14, 2007