Jeanette B. “Jean” Redpath, 89, worked as an interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg

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Jeanette B. Redpath
Jeanette B. Redpath

Jeanette B. “Jean” Redpath, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

Jean was a native of Sardis, South Carolina, became a Newport News resident in the late 1940’s, and moved to Yorktown in 1960.

She was a graduate of Winthrop University with dual majors in mathematics and English. She was employed at NACA during her early years, and after raising her two sons, she was employed as an interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg for many years. She was active in the local bridge club and bible study group, and the BG’s, (Widow and Widowers Beyond Grief).

Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John Henry Redpath III; a sister, Rachel Taylor; and a brother, Don Benton. She is survived by her sons, Alan J. Redpath, and his wife, JoAnn, of Holly Springs, N.C., and Charles B. Redpath, and his wife, Caroline, of Tolland, Conn.; five grandchildren, Emilie M. Redpath, Stephen J. Redpath, Lauren E.Redpath, Christopher A. Redpath and Jeffery J. Redpath; and a brother, Paul Benton of Chesterfield, S.C.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Memorial donations may be made to Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, VA 23692.