OBITUARY Genevieve Ann Respass                                                              December 26, 1928 to April 20, 2016 Genevieve Ann Respass passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. She was 87. "Jean" to all her friends was born in Edenborn, PA to her loving parents, Mary Plisko Goodish and Andrew Goodish. Jean was their only child and is survived by her only child, Donna Reid Dryden, and two grandsons and their wives; William and Amy Dryden and Michael and Shirean Dryden and their daughter and Jean's great-granddaughter, Reid Dryden. Jean's childhood was spent with her parents in Nemacolin, PA. She moved to northern Virginia in 1948 and lived there in Arlington and later moved to McLean in the 60's. During her 55 plus years living in northern Virginia, Jean made many long-time friends and became an awarded real estate agent, then an independent small business woman, co-running her own company until she retired at 75.  Jean was also actively involved in several local charities in McLean including Share and was an active member of the Elks and the McLean VFW and American Legion Auxiliary in Arlington and American Legion Auxiliary in Duluth, GA. Jean moved to Georgia to be with her daughter, Donna, in Duluth in August 2005. Jean is deeply missed by her family and her many dear friends. But we know she is now with her loving parents, close relatives and many old friends including her beloved furry ones. VISITATION A visitation for Genevieve Ann Respass, "Jean", will be held Saturday, May 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. We invite Jean's and Donna's friends and families and grandsons' friends and families to join us to celebrate her life and family and friendship. Wages and Sons is located at 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30096, 770-277-4550, In lieu of cut flower arrangements, friends and family are asked to contribute to your local pet adoption society in Jean's name. Or if you would like to order or bring flowers, potted gardenias, Jean's favorite flower, and other flowering plants that we can plant in her memory would be welcome. Locally recommended florist, Huff's Flowers in Lawrenceville (770-963-2005) and /-800-Flowers will deliver to Wages and Sons in Lawrenceville.

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  1. My heartfelt condolences to you and family for the loss of your dear mother. I pray that God will give you eyes to see beyond the clouds of earth into the glory of heaven and the peace that comes from knowing that the one you love is there in his arms..
    In deepest sympathy for your sorrow.

  2. Donna,

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I just wish I got to see her one last time before she passed. She was my mother for the 26 years I lived in Virginia.

  3. So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Ron and I could not have asked for a better friend. She was one of the most caring people in the world. We will always remember the many trips and great times we enjoyed together. She will be missed by her many friends and family. Lets take comfort in knowing how much she loved us all. God bless.

  4. It really is hard to believe that such a vivacious and loving woman is gone. Always enjoyed her company and had many fun-filled and educational trips with Donna and Jean. Our love, hugs and prayers to Donna and family..

  5. I will always miss my dear friend of over 50 years. I spent so many years with her when we both lived in McLean VA. We shared laughter and tears and were very serious Redskins fans. I am so glad I was able to speak with her by phone two days before she passed away. As always she and I ended our call with “Love you”. She was my friend; like a family member. I miss you Jeanie!

  6. Wendell and I feel that we’ve lost a member of the family! Jean was always interested in attending our family activities, including the surprise wedding! She seemed to get a special kick out of gatherings like that! Interested in a variety of subjects, from football to politics, or expressing her opinion about anything, she was always the spark in the group that kept everyone on their toes! Never boring, that’s for sure! A kind smile. A gentle hug. She loved her Donna so much!

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