Jeanne N Pleasants, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was born on December 19, 1930 in Escanaba, Michigan, to Paul and Jeanne (Gauthier) Novack. Jeanne was blessed with the gift of easily relating to people, and many enjoyed her graciousness and quick wit in conversation. She attended high school and college in Michigan, then travelled the world as a stewardess for Pan American World Airways in the 1950's. Jeanne married James V Pleasants on December 12, 1959 in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The couple was stationed at several Marine bases before settling in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in 1976, where she worked as a commercial crabber, high school English teacher, and salt marsh boat tour guide and captain.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 2011. She is survived by their children Paul (Tonita) Pleasants of Bayville, NY, and Anna (Tom) Sobolewski of Cincinnati, OH, and grandchildren Lydia and Myles Pleasants, Luke and Scott Sobolewski, and Johanna, Jason, Jennifer, and Joelle Velasquez, and siblings Michael Novack and Darla Culbertson. Sister-in-law Peggy (Albert) Pleasants Thrasher of Tiger; Nieces and Nephews: Wesley (Karen) Taylor of Clarkesville, Judy (Mike) Smith of Clarkesville, Becky (Mike) Ray of Cornelia, Dawne (Randy) Bryan of Cochran, Al (Laura) Thrasher of Weaverville, NC, Julie (Steve) Stuckey of Byers, CO.
The family will greet friends at Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, Georgia at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 16, followed by funeral services at 11:15 in the chapel of Beck Funeral Home and committal of ashes service at 12:30 in Tiger Cemetery.