Jacksonville Daily Progress
Doris Jean, of Webster, TX, died on January 25, 2014 in Houston, TX. Born in Jacksonville December 30, 1923, to C. M. “Mac” and Jo Dee Rountree Reagan, she graduated from Jacksonville High School and Jacksonville Business College. While living in Jacksonville, she co-owned a Paint Store and kept books for local businesses. She was a member of Cove Springs Methodist Church and later the Jacksonville First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir.
She moved to Houston, working at the Jewish Community Center and owned the Plants and Flowers Store. In addition, she served as book keeper for a number of restaurants. She and her late husband, Ernest F. Jean, Sr. were active members of the Almeda United Methodist Church. Having a beautiful alto voice, music and singing were a lifelong joy for her.
Mrs. Jean was predeceased by her parents, sister Merle Reagan McKay, and brother Arthur M. Reagan both of Alexandria, Virginia and her husband Ernest F. Jean, Sr. She is survived by her two children, Stephen Lester McCown and Nancy Jo Dunnam Holden, both born in Jacksonville and now residing near Houston. Survivors include 5 step children, grandchildren: Shannon DeBee, Kristen DesChenes, Michael McCown, near Houston and Brian Holden in Hesteria and Tommy Holden in Rancho Cucamonga, California , and 4 great grandchildren, niece and nephew, Joanna Reagan and James Reagan of Bullard, cousins John R. Reagan, Margaret Holcomb, Peggy Pike, Roger Reagan, all of Jacksonville, Verabel Rountree of Brownsville, Chloe Harris of Grandberry, Grady Rountree of Dallas and E. L. McKinney of West Columbia.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Jeters Funeral Home in Friendswood, TX.