Jane was a devoted wife to her husband and a loving mother to her sons, with many “adopted” children who claimed her as their own. She was known for her hospitality and her warm, generous spirit, always happy to set another place at her table or to offer a helping hand to someone in need. Famous for her fried chicken and home-made caramel cakes, she created a multitude of wonderful memories for her family and friends, around her delicious home cooked meals.
Jane was a role-model to many women as a successful business owner and entrepreneur. Known for her strong sense of fashion and style, she opened Tress Chic Wigs in the early 1970s and eventually grew the business into a large dress shop located in Westridge Village. As a talented artist, Jane was a gifted painter, seamstress, and craftsman, creating many beautiful portraits, needlepoint treasures, and hand-made clothes for her family and friends. It was a natural fit for her to partner with a close friend as a co-owner of Bee & Beetle Craft Store.
She eventually retired to devote more time to her beloved grandchildren who have many wonderful memories of tea parties and games in the playhouse in her beautiful backyard, bike rides through the neighborhood, her pushing them on the tree swing, and dress-up parties with the granddaughters where she let them play in her beautiful gowns and jewelry.
She and her husband Dick were long time members of the Rocky Mount Elks Lodge where they loved to dance and socialize with their many friends. They were known as the life of the party and hosted many social events in their home.
Jane was a founding member of Cornerstone Community Church where she headed up the Wednesday meals for several years. She deeply loved Pastor Kermit Morris and his wife Henrietta.
Jane will be deeply missed. She made a difference in the life of everyone who knew her and she leaves behind a tremendous legacy of life, love, and laughter.
Jane leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons, Michael Douglas Page and wife, Wanda, of Nashville, Richard L. Page and wife, Lynn, of Houston, TX, and Barry Keith Page and wife, Melody, of North Myrtle Beach, SC. She is also survived by grandchildren, Richard R. Page and wife, Amy, of Arlington, TX, Michelle P. Deringer and husband, John, of Nashville, Ashley K. Page and wife, Carolyn, of Houston, TX, Beth P. Roy and husband, David, of Raleigh, Lindsey Page of Crofton, MD, and Madison Page of North Myrtle Beach, SC; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Tommy Griffin of Huntsville, AL; and sister Hilda Evans of Nashville; and many treasured special nieces, nephews and friends. .
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Pastor Kermit Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM prior to the service in the Atrium of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.