Jeanne Lorain Ryan Brooks
1944 - 2021
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Jeanne Brooks, age 76, long time resident of Walker, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Jeanne was a woman of faith and had a love for life that shone for all to see. She was a lady of many talents including cosmetology, sewing, crafting, baking, making jewelry, and photography. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and the ladies organization Sisters by Heart. Jeanne was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend she never met a stranger and was adored by all who knew her. Jeanne had an infectious sense of humor, if she was laughing it's assured that everyone else in the room was too. She was a great listener and was optimistic and encouraging to all that shared their stories with her. Jeanne had incredible work ethic and was accomplished in several trades. The majority of her adult life she was self-employed; starting with her wallpaper business, then moving to cosmetology. She became a licensed cosmetology instructor, which began her career as a hair dresser. The latter part of her career as a hair dresser was spent at a nursing home where she was a compassionate caregiver to the residents that she served. Her love for working extended into her retired life. She was pleased to take part in her son and daughter-in-law's business, always happy to help in any way she could. Jeanne was a member of Celebration Church in Satsuma and loved to praise and worship the Lord with her church family. She led an admirable life filled with joy and made sure to share that joy with everyone she encountered. To know Jeanne was to lover her. She lived free-spirited, loved whole-heartedly, was loved tremendously and will be forever missed. She was preceded in death by her Father, John Carl Ryan and Mother, Beatrice Kehoe Ryan. She is survived by Daughter, Regina Brooks; Son, Greg Brooks and his wife, Michele Brooks, and their three children; Taylor, Kaitlyn and Ryan Brooks. She is also survived by life long friend and God mother to her children, Annette Atkinson, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 400 Westchester Place, Slidell, LA. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation at the church on Wednesday after 2:00 P.M. until funeral time. Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.

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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2021.
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February 20, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of dear Jeanne's passing. I Loved her and will miss her.
Shirley Reuther
Friend
February 17, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Many great memories of my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Annette, Regina, Greg and family
Marcey Leger
Friend
February 16, 2021
Lost a dear Friend but gained a Guardian angel. You are the coolest hip granny anyone could ever ask for fun and full of Love❤.God did show his grace upon you and his light showed through you.we are all so blessed to have experienced you in our lives and all great memories.God has gained a angel for sure till we meet again in the kingdom of heaven. Fly high my friend love always and forever.Rest in peace Granny
Suzanne Mitchell
Family
February 16, 2021
She will be missed ♥ Such a great friend and family member. Loved all the years of sharing our children’s family lives together. Learned a lot from Jeanne. Yawl are in Lattie and my prayers durning this time.
Regina & Greg We love yawl ♥
Kathy & Lattie Martin
Family
February 16, 2021
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Roy Delaney
Student
February 15, 2021
May you rest peacefully Jeannie. Will long remember having you as a neighbor next door for many years & your incredible laughter. I’m glad our lives passed and happy to have known you. Know you will be missed
Pud’n Palmer-Waller
Friend
February 15, 2021
Jeanne was a wonderful woman. She always had a smile on her face! She will be missed.
Fran & John Bertheaud
February 15, 2021
Will miss her dearly. Much love to Annette and her extended family.our thoughts and prayers are with you
Maggie and Peanut Shuler
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