Edward E. "Ed" Jewell

Holt, Michigan.  Age 82, passed away August 13, 2014. He was born to Elmer and Marjorie (McKenzie) Jewell in Lansing, Michigan, on June 18, 1932. Ed is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 61 years, Patricia (JoAnne); daughter, Sandy Worthington of Okemos; sons, Eric of Bradenton, Florida, and Brian of Holt, Michigan; three grandchildren: Kevin Worthington of Queens, New York, Easton Jewell of Hampton, Virginia, and Taylor (Todd) Sellitto of Bradenton, Florida; two great-grandchildren: Johnathan and Ryane Sellitto; sisters, Kay Carol (Howard) Miller of Tallahassee, Florida, Patsy (Ted) Stuart of Benzonia, Michigan; brother, Donald Jones of Texas; numerous nieces, nephews; and in-laws. Ed was preceded in death by his brother Dr. Ronald Jones.

Ed was a Registered Pharmacist, graduating with a Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He owned and operated Ward Pharmacy in Detroit, Michigan, from 1964 to 1969. After selling the business, he went to work for the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulation, Pharmacy Division, retiring in 1991. After retirement, Ed and JoAnne enjoyed their home in Bradenton, Florida for the winter months. Ed loved sports. He was a standout athlete at Perry High School, where he played football and basketball. While wintering in Florida, Ed enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles, reading – especially anything by Tom Clancy and John Grisham, watching westerns and Rick Steves’ PBS series on TV, and playing cribbage.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 at noon, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Lung Association. The family is being served by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.EstesLeadley.com.

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Bridget Brennan
August 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Sandy and Joann
so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Crystal Hinckley
August 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Sandy and JoAnn,

My thoughts & prayers are with you as you transition through this diffiult time in your lives. Have peace knowing that he is now with god.

Ronald Jones Jr.
August 15, 2014 at 7:07 am

My condolences to My Aunt JoAnn and cousins Sandy, Eric and Brian. We grew up with the Jewell’s and had many great times. I remember my Uncle Bubs helping me to learn how to play basketball, golf and street hockey. We had great times playing golf at El Dorado and in Florida. He was always very kind and supportive of me. I will think of my Uncle when I see MSU sports and his beloved Red Wings. I’m glad that you are at peace and no longer in pain. You can play a round of golf with my Father in Heaven.

August 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Oh Ed, you always made me laugh, especially when we had our evening toddies. I will always remember your smile and your laugh, your white hair!! You will be greatly missed. XXOO!!

Diane and Joe Kay
August 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Sandy and Aunt Jo, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I like to think that Uncle Eddie is in heaven and no longer in pain, but enjoying the perfect “life” that God has planned for us. It is hardest on those left behind. Hoping that each day gets a little better/easier as the pain subsides and is replaced by the memories of wonderful times you had with Ed.

Richard & Fatima Alvarez
August 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm

please accept our condolences to the Jewells family during these trying times, our thoughts And prayers are with You JoAnne and your wonderful family. Ed will be missed dearly but never forgotten .
All our love and Blessings
The Alvarez Family

Mike and Beth Kaufman
August 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

So, so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He sounds like such a gentle, wonderful man. Thinking of you, Sandy, and your family. Our prayers are with you.

Cheryl Lumsden Jozsa
September 13, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Sending much love and condolences to all of you… Joanne, Sandy, Eric, Brian… Kevin, Easton and Taylor, Todd, Johnathan and Ryane. I loved Ed… I will always remember him… he will be missed. Xoxoxo


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