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Jean Lightbown Persell

October 19, 1950 — December 21, 2022


Jean Carol Lightbown Persell , 72, of Denver, North Carolina passed away on December 21, 2022.

Jean was born in Bethesda, Maryland on October 19, 1950 to late Edward and Helen Lightbown. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her nephew Bobby Lightbown Jr.

Jean retired from AT&T after 39 years of service. She enjoyed her retirement lifestyle by shopping, spending time with her NC and WV family, playing bingo, going to the beach, being involved with neighborhood events, and thoroughly enjoyed socializing poolside with her closest friends.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Persell; son, Cliff Owens; daughter, Kim Lewis and son-in-law Louis (Pete) Lewis; grandchildren, Abigail Lewis, Erika Lewis, Peyton Lewis, and Tanner Lewis; sister, Barbra Brady, brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and JoAnn Lightbown, and brother, Bobby Lightbown Sr; closest cousin, Janet Brown, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 pm Monday, December 26, 2022 at LKN Vineyard Church, 1062 S NC-16 Business, Stanley, NC 28164. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to a charitable cancer organization of your choice in memory of Jean Lightbown Persell.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the Persell family. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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