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“Jill you were such a great Lady & will be forever remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Morris

“Thank you for the wonderful impact that you have shared with my family through foxhunting and the Farmington Hunt Club ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Lynne Beegle Gebhard

“The celebration of life continues in the memories of those who have loved,let special things remembered bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: alison dickie

“Paul and family, Daphne--my thoughts are with all of you--it's been a rough year and a half for family and friends, but I know that she was aware of...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Becky Williams

“I am so saddened by dear Jill's passing. She will be sincerely missed by all those who knew her. It is a blessing that she had the loving support of...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: lee caplin

“We are so sorry for your loss...no words are the right words when you loose your Mother...we were not told until this afternoon, please let us know...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Statons

“Thinking of you. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mina & Bill Pollard

“Dear Paul and family, Jill's passing is a great loss to our community. I will always remember her kindness to me and to all at Shelter who she...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Gordon

“The staff of Teague Funeral Home wishes to convey their sympathy to the Summers family. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Teague Funeral Home

“Sincere and deepest sympathy to Jill's family. We grew up in the same neighborhood and went through twelve years of school together in Oxford. Now...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Margaret C. Gill

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Charles W Beegle

“For a wonderfull sweet lady, who will be greatly missed. I was honored to be a part of your care given team. You will never be forgotten. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Patty Shifflett

“Thanks for giving me the chance to meet such a great "LADY" You will forever be in our thoughts ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sheryl Morris & Family

“You have touched so many hearts & the impact that you had on some many live's will be cherished for years to come. We are so honored to have had the...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Shifflett


Jill Faulkner Summers, 74, died April 21, 2008 at her home, Knole Farm, following a severe stroke she suffered in November 2006. She was surrounded in spirit by her family, by Daphne F. Wood of Thomasville, Georgia, her lifelong friend, and by Ruth Gordon of Crozet. Born in Oxford, Mississippi June 24, 1933, she was the daughter of the late William and Estelle Faulkner.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Paul D. Summers, Jr., by her son Paul D. Summers III, by her daughter Catherine F. Summers and by her son A. Burks Summers II and his wife Stewart Elliott. 4 grandchildren, Jordan Summers, Stewart Summers, A. Burks Summers III and Elena Summers also survive. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alexandra Summers.

Jill was fascinated with the interplay of flavors, smells, textures and tastes of food - as she often said she just enjoyed cooking. She considered herself lucky to have all eleven family members for "high days" and holidays. Often as many as 25 family and friends would savor a special meal she had prepared.

Next to her family, and reading, Jill's great love and interest were her foxhounds. At the time of her stroke she was the longest-serving active lady Master of Foxhounds in North America. She had a keen eye for hounds and horses and over 40 years developed a truly remarkable line of American and Crossbred hounds. Most mornings she would be at the Farmington Hunt Club kennels for several hours at least - year round.

Jill was also an avid and accomplished trout fisherman having been initiated into the sport by her husband in 1955. They often spent several weeks a year together fishing in Pennsylvania, Montana and Canada. She greatly enjoyed the solitude and surroundings of the sport.

Her husband and family wish to thank Hospice of the Piedmont and the ladies of Above-N-Beyond (Karen Crawford, Ellen Morris, Kendall Morris, Sheryl Morris, Constance Nowell, Sheila Martin, Katherine Shifflett and Patty Shifflett) who watched over Jill during the difficult time after her stroke and in the truest meaning of the words gave her Tender Loving Care.