City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Jean Scicluna

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 59.
Died 02/25/2023.

Jean Scicluna
It is with a heavy heart that our family announces the passing of Jean Scicluna on February 25, 2023 at the age of 59 years.

Jean was a beautiful, brilliant, hard-working, generous, passionate, free-spirited woman with an exceptional sense of humor. She was a mother to Kimberly Cook, DVM (age 36), Matthew Cook, PhD (age 33), and Kate Scicluna (age 19). She was a grandmother to Emersyn Davie (age 3) and Aerabel Cook (age 7). She served as a Registered Nurse for approximately 27 years. She graduated from Great Neck (NY) North High School in 1981. She pursued her Associate’s degree in Nursing from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and later completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the State University of Stony Brook in New York. She worked as a cardiac nurse at North Shore University Hospital (Great Neck, NY) at the start of her career and then moved to Raleigh, NC in 2003 where she lived with her family and worked for Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC for approximately 20 years. She was an RN for the mother-baby post partem care floor of Rex Hospital for 17 years where she worked and excelled in her position up until the date of her passing.

She lived with her dog Millie (7 years old, German shepherd mix) in Raleigh, NC with whom she enjoyed taking frequent hikes and runs in the woods. She was a bleeding heart for animals, children and generally any person in need of help and love. She defended human rights avidly and was unapologetically outspoken against injustice. She was very connected with nature, wildlife and the environment, seeking to leave a positive imprint on her world and its natural beauty.

Jean’s children and grandchildren were her world. She carried so much pride for her babies and would give anything for her family. She was also an artist, an animal lover and rescuer, an amazing dancer, a competitive board game opponent, an independent, self-motivated learner with a work ethic and attitude that she could accomplish anything. She was most importantly a strong role model for her children and grandchildren. She was a beautiful and hilarious woman with an unparalleled sense of humor and a confidence that left people feeling envious. Her smile could light up an entire room and her laugh was uplifting and captivating to everyone around her. She had a spirit and presence that is irreplaceable and our family will always feel incomplete without her. She will be deeply missed, forever loved, and fondly remembered by those who were blessed enough to be in her life.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations