Dr. Jane E. Myers, internationally renowned scholar and leader in professional counseling for over 45 years died at her home, 501 Emerald Isle Court, Lexington, NC on December 23, 2014 after months long illness. Dr. Myers retired from UNCG’s Counseling and Development faculty after 24 years of distinguished service. She previously taught on the counseling faculty for Florida State, Florida, and Ohio University. She also recently retired as Executive Director of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, the third largest counseling membership organization in the world. An avid gardener, wellness advocate, private pilot, friend to nature, an outstanding counselor and mentor, she lived her favorite Gandhi quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, only brother and step grandson, Christopher Spaulding. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Dr. Thomas J. Sweeney, her step children, spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Elizabeth Rose (Spaulding) and Pat Hitesman, Libby and Justin Evans (Gregory and Annabell) and Sarah Spaulding; Ann and Tim Thompson, Taylor, Jordan and Ryan Thompson, and Kathryn and Scott Bendure and Clancey Sweeney, Josephine Sweeney Rogers, Carter Bendure; Vera Sweeney and mother Wendy Stickler; in addition, her lifelong friend and hospice nurse, Linda Burdic. Special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Daniel Paterson and Donna (DJ) Jones, RN for their loving life long care.
A memorial service is planned for January 17, 2015 at 2 pm St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2105 W. Market St., in Greensboro, NC. For further information please consult the Piedmont Funeral Home in Lexington, NC or call: 336- 248-2366. In lieu of flowers, the family asks please that donations be made to the CSI Jane E. Myers Lifetime Mentor Award: www.csi-net.org or CSI, 16 Court Square, Lexington, NC 27292. All such donations are tax deducible.