In Loving

Jeanne Eggleston Napier

July 20, 1946 – February 16, 2023

Napier, Jeanne Eggleston, left us too soon on Thursday, February 16, 2023. She was surrounded by her loving family. Jeanne was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many.

Jeanne was born on July 20, 1946, in Richmond, VA to Telford (Sr.) and Bessie O’Bryan Eggleston.

Jeanne met her husband Stuart in yearbook study hall and began dating him when she was 16 and he was 17. They married soon after high school and were married for 58 years.

Jeanne had two careers. She worked in banking for forty years, retiring from SunTrust Bank as a Corporate Trust Officer. After a couple of years, she wanted to be more active and took a job as an administrative assistant at Hebron Presbyterian Church, retiring for good in 2022. She enjoyed countless years as a volunteer with the Goochland Women’s Club, and Goochland Company One Auxiliary, holding many leadership positions as well as serving on various church committees. She loved traveling with her husband Stuart and being with her family.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Stuart; one sister, Elizabeth Eggleston Jenkins; two daughters, Jennifer Dervishian (Bobby), and Melissa Newman (Steve); one grandson James Stuart Newman; and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Stuart III, her parents; her brothers, Duane Eggleston and Col. (Ret) Telford Eggleston, Jr.; and her sister, Jackie Eggleston Willey.

A memorial service will be held for Jat at 11 a.m. on  Saturday, February 25  at Dover Baptist Church, 635 Manakin Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103. A luncheon and visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall. Private interment will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Oncology Unit for their kindness and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or Dover Baptist Church. Please leave online condolences for the family at:

Memorial Service


Dover Baptist Church


Sat, February 25, 2023


11:00 AM

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  1. Joan Grant February 23, 2023 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Stuart,Jennifer and Melissa.. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss my dear friend greatly.

  2. Diana lorditch February 24, 2023 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Stuart jennifer, Melissa and the entire family, I am deeply sorry for the loss of sweet Jeanne. You have been like family to me for many years now. I know the pain of losing someone who is such an important part of your world, and from the second I heard this very sad news I have shed tears for all of you For every day forward I will think of her and her kindness and caring nature and I will hold each of you in my heart and in my prayers.

  3. Adam J Fiedler February 25, 2023 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    We , of the Richmond Council, Navy League USA are truly saddened to learn of Jeanne’s passing. Stuart, you and Jeanne have been loyal and generous supporters of our organization ever since Jackie Willey passed away. We are truly appreciative of your support. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers for Jeanne and the family. Adam J Fiedler, President, Richmond Council of the Navy League USA.

  4. Kim Hart February 28, 2023 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Hi Jennifer. I hope you remember me. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I thought so much of her and enjoyed working with her at SunTrust. I no longer live in the Richmond area and have not for the last seven years. I am sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you, your Dad and sister. Your Mom was such a sweet person. God bless you all.

    • Jennifer Dervishian March 1, 2023 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Thank you Kim! Of course I remember you and I know Mom really enjoyed working with you. Thank you for your kind words.

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