Jean Elizabeth (Lee) Cress

October 18, 1948 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 72)


Jean Elizabeth Cress, 72 of Gladesville, WV, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 at her residence with family by her side. She was born on October 18, 1948 in Gladesville, daughter of the late Ponce DeLeon Lee Sr and Mary Virginia Frances Aranhalt Lee. Jean had retired with twenty-five years from Holiday Inn Express as a Housekeeper and Laundry attendant. She collected angels. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jean is survived by her husband, Earl Daniel Cress whom she married in 1991; five children, Harry Eugene DeBerry and Kelly, Strongville, OH, Dean Michael DeBerry and Tonya, Cleveland, OH, Patricia Faye Shanenberger, Reedsville, Patrick Eugene DeBerry and Jeanette Dunaway, Morgantown, Darvin Welch DeBerry and Teresa Henry, Gladesville; nine grandchildren, Amy, Aaron, Katherine, Brandon, Troy, Charles, Conner, Alex and Taylor; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sylvia Bellamy and Brian, Nashville, TN, Vivian Hovatter and Gene, Morgantown, Carolyn Sue Mueller and Eddie, Hedgesville; one daughter-in-law, Teresa DeBerry, Cleveland, OH; special niece who helped care for Jean, Tracy Jones, and several additional nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by one son, Marvin Russell DeBerry; two brothers, Charles Gilbert Lee, Ponce DeLeon Lee Jr; one sister, Elma Lynn Lee. To honor her wishes, Bolyard Funeral Home and Crematory handled the cremation. A Graveside Service will be held at the Gladesville Cemetery on September 18, 2021 at 12 Noon with Pastor Kelly Gamble officiating. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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Graveside Service
September 18, 2021

12:00 PM
Gladesville Cemetery
201 Gladesville Cemetary Rd
Independence, WV 26374

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