Ruth Eason

Ruth Eleanor Eason

Sunday, January 13th, 1946 - Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Ruth Eleanor Eason, 74 passed away peacefully in her home in Chesapeake on October 10, 2020 and is now resting with the Lord. Her loved ones are comforted in knowing she is reunited with her husband, the late James E. Eason, Sr. (“Jimmy, “Pawpaw”) and son, the late Curtis Lee Stewart (“Him”)and other loved ones who passed before her. “Mawmaw” was born January 13, 1946 in Kinston, North Carolina to the late Bruno Kunowski and Josephine Hinson Moody.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Penny Stewart; sons, Jeff Stewart and his wife, Donna, Jim Eason and his wife, Kari, Sam Eason and his wife, Jessica, and son-in-love, Kenneth Alford. Mawmaw loved her “babies” and celebrates eight grandchildren, Brandon Stewart and his wife, Chrissy, Cory Stewart and his wife, Jessica, Jamie Stewart, Cameron Eason, Chase Eason, Colby Eason, Zach Eason and Lucas Selfridge; six great-grandchildren, Zoe Hudgins, Liam Stewart, Aria Stewart, Colson Ward, Skylar Stewart, Andrew Stewart. She also leaves behind her sisters, Freida Stinnett, Troni Baker and husband, Tuffy; brother, Tony Wayne Tomlinson and wife, Diane; numerous nieces, nephews, “Cabbage Patch Kids” and a large extended family. If you met her once, you were in Mawmaw’s family circle.

Ruth touched the lives of many and her legacy includes many years with Home Interiors where she made the world a more beautiful place one room at a time.

Ruth enjoyed music (especially Elvis) cooking, baking, spoiling her babies and above all spending time with family. She loved every holiday and decorated and celebrated them all. Her beautiful smile was contagious and she never knew a stranger.

A celebration of life is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Rd, Chesapeake followed by a reception and fellowship at the funeral home. Food items (appreciated but not expected) may be dropped off/delivered prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association in Ruth’s memory. Please visit to leave a condolence to the family and to view the services. Temperature checks and mask will be required to enter building. Mask must be worn properly the entire time and we ask all guest to social distance as much as possible, seating is limited.
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 2:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Immediately following the service for a time of fellowship.


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barry cameron

Posted at 10:44pm
Eason Family,

We are truly saddened by your loss. We hope that our condolences and prayers will help to bring you comfort during this difficult time. Mrs. Eason - God Speed, Eason family - God Blesss.

Your Friends For Life,

Barry and Crystal Cameron


Norman David Soroko

Posted at 05:48pm
Dear Penny and Jeff:

I so remember your mom Ruth and all her baked goods for Christmas she use to bring to us. Your dad Bob, was best friends with my dad and mom, Hymie and Freda. Hope you will remember me. My cell is 757 641 3445. My condolences go out to you both.

Billie Peterson

Posted at 11:14am
Brandon, Chrissy, and Family, So sorry for your loss.
-Aunt Billie Peterson

Judy webber

Posted at 03:46pm
I had many many memories with Aunt Ruth.. I remember when I was in Home Interiors and they had a convention and Aunt Ruth was there and Curtis..I had a great time ...I was so happy to see Curtis..It has been years ..Aunt Ruth knew so many people there. They just love her .She always had a smile on her face ..I remember when I was little we use to go to Aunt Ruth house in Virginia...That's was good memories with all the family .... Aunt Ruth had a heart of gold ... When you see her ....She always had a smile on her face ....Truly will be
miss.. love you .. Now you are in peace .. you ...Never will be forgotten ❤ 💛

Cheryl Harrison

Posted at 03:31pm
May God’s grace be with you all during the loss of sweet beautiful Ruth. I will always remember her overwhelming sweetness and beautiful smile! The memories of my sweet cousin will always place a smile in my ❤️. Until we meet again one glorious day give all of our loved ones in Heaven a big hug for me. Cheryl Heath Harrison

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