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“I was so very surprised and sad to read Jean passed away. She and her sister Ann and I go way back to my early years of starting Pet Helpers, and...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Linville, President, Pet Helpers

“I met Jean when I became involved with Charleston County Government (1979-2005). She was a very special lady and a fine employee! My sincere...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Charles Wallace

“I found Jean and DogHealth2 when it was still a Yahoo group. I helped her migrate it to GroupsIO so her work could continue and it has. Angela ...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Janne Wilson - West Harrison, NY

“I never met Jean in person but she saved me over the telephone. I had lost my dog suddenly and tragically to carprofen and while googling about...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Dawn Douglas

“We will truly miss such an animal advocate for pet owners and their pets. There is no doubt that you saved so many lives from your awareness and...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Patricia Smith - Friend

“I´m heartbroken to learn of Jean´s passing. I met Jean online in 1999 after losing my dog to Rimadyl. Jean was truly one of a kind, an inspiration...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Angela Giglio Walker - Friend

“What a beautiful tribute to a kind soul. I see where James gets his amazing character. May you find comfort in carrying her best qualities forward. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Trish Bender - Charleston, SC

“I met Jean in 1986 at the O T Wallace County Office Building where our working relationship began. Family, you have my sincere condolences. ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Brenda Randolph - SC - Coworker

“I imagine George proudly introducing his MOM to all his friends on the other side of Rainbow Bridge. How many dogs Jean saved may be as numerous as...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: barbara armstrong - monticello, FL

“So very sorry to hear about the loss of Jean. Thinking of all of you and sending deep sympathy. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Cindy Seabrook

“I am so sorry for this family´s loss. Jean was a wonderful woman and will be missed so much. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Flo Dawdy - Friend

“Jamie, Laval, Connie, and Family - Please accept my deep condolences on your loss. Jean was a special friend and will be missed. So many memories...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Marcia Rosenberg - Friend

“My condolences to James and family on the passing of Jean. She was a life force to be reckoned with! My daddy and Jean go way back in her early days...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Kathy Kennedy deOgburn

“In all my life, I have never had such a relationship of mutual acceptance and unconditional love as I had with Jean. Right from the start and...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Wall - Friend

“Rest in peace Jean. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Rackley Rackley - SC

“Our sincere condolences to the family. She will be missed. ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: John & Edna Copeman - Friend

“Have known Jean since our Charleston County days and very shocked to hear she passed away. She was so much fun to know and we had many good laughs...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Jean Dick - Work

“What a sad loss for our neighborhood here on Clark Hills Circle. The end of an era. Jean´s roots here, her family history, her volunteerism in the...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Gale Marrone - Friend

“I was so shocked to learn this news and still shaken by it. Jean was a source of support to me and a friend to my family. I shall recall that...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Seabrook - Family

“My condolences to Jean´s son and siblings. She was a great friend and coworker. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Marianne Grier - Friend

“Jean was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I enjoyed our occasional emails and will miss her tremendously. Sincerest condolences to all of the...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Daniels - Friend

“So sudden ... She will be missed ! ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Thomas Townsend

“Jean was a lovely lady and a special neighbor. We always enjoyed our conversations with her....Rest in peace Jean ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Bob and Paula Endemann - Friend

“I am still trying to process losing Jean. I have been blessed to call Jean my friend. Jean is the loyal, loving, and supportive friend that I can´t...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Suzanne Weaver - Friend

“Jean spent many happy days on our porch parties. She and Gene Miller had hours of visiting and talking too...She is sadly missed.... ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Bee and Doug Jenkins

“We were neighbors... so sorry to hear about Jean´s death.. she always kept and informed us about our dogs and those that were missing...Rest in...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Michael and Faye Gaskins

“Losing a parent is incredibly heartbreaking James. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers my friend. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Charles Holliday - Work


Jean Hills Townsend, 83, of Johns Island, SC, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Her graveside service and inurnment will be held Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in the Johns Island Presbyterian Churchyard, 2550 Bohicket Road at 11:00 am. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Jean was born August 13, 1937 in Charleston, SC, daughter of the late James Swinton Townsend, II and the late Eugenia Moore Hills. Jean was raised on Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island. She Graduated from Coker College, and began her career as a legal secretary on Broad Street. She later Worked as the Administrative Assistant for the President of the College of Charleston and as the Administrative Assistant for several Charleston County Administrators. In addition to her family and friends Jean loved her pets, and was a strong supporter of organizations for the prevention of cruelty to animals and for the welfare of all animals.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Ann Swinton Townsend. She is survived by her son, James Townsend Wells (Laval) of Charleston, SC; sister, Constance Townsend Brady (John); niece Eugenia (Nina) Townsend Brady; and nephew, John Michael Brady, Jr.

Memorial donations may be made to Charleston Animal Society, Ph. 843-747-4849. 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.