Born in Wadsworth, Ohio on June 19, 1927.
Departed in Melbourne, Florida on May 20, 2018
Jeanne Burleson, age 90 earned her heavenly wings on May 20th 2018. In the end, she was joyful at having lived a full life. Always in control, she told the Lord not to call her home until next month’s retirement checks cleared…that didn’t quite work out.
Born in Wadsworth Ohio, she was the daughter of Waldo E. Hatfield and Velma F. Penny. Jeanne was raised in Wooster, Ohio and later attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, where she met her future husband Charles W. Burleson.
Jeanne retired from the Brevard Public School system as an Art and English teacher at Central Jr. High School. She was a 50+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Not athletic in the classical sense, Jeanne amazed everyone when she out-golfed her family and scored a Hole-in-One. She loved the game!
Her great joys in retirement were times spent with her Pine Creek and St. John’s friends. She formed the morning swim aerobics group in her community and was the proud leader of the “Polar Bear Club”; a group of hardy cold weather water enthusiasts. Tuesdays were her knitters, Wednesdays cards and Saturdays for many years, alter guild at the church.
She is survived by her son Paul A. (& wife Lorraine) Burleson, daughter Wally Burleson (& wife Angie), grandchildren John (& wife Cassie) Burleson and Christina (& husband David) Shore and great granddaughters Kadence and Julianna.
Services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Melbourne. FL on Saturday June 16th at 1 PM.
Should friends desire, contributions in Jeanne’s honor are welcome to Caring Fields Felines (www.cffelines.org) or the St. John’s Outreach Fund (stjohnsmlb.org).
We will miss Jeanne. She was a special friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers to the Burleson Family.
I will miss my visits so very much with Aunt Jeanne, especially at the 4:00 hour. Throughs, prayers, and love to all the family.
Such a special lady. Enjoyed knitting with her and her group of knitters. Her house was always so peaceful. I visited with her at times just to enjoy the peace I felt when spending time with her.
Wonderful person... a true friend...she lived life to the fullest! She will be missed!
It was a blessing to have known Jeanie she was a wonderful role model.
Such a special lady. Will forever be in my prayers!
We will miss this lovely lady. She was always kind, friendly and had a great sense of humor.
She enjoyed life to the fullest and will continue to be an inspiration to us.
One could not help but be warmed by the kindness and grace of this wonderful women. Jeanne was the kind of friend and neighbor everyone should want to know. And what joy she must now be experiencing among the friends and loved ones who preceded her in departing from mortality.
Jeanne was a wonderful lady she will be missed
she will be knitting in heaven
She was a very special friend and truly a wonderful lady. I will
A great lady so love in our community and will so sadly be missed by us all.
God Bless all of the Burleson Family May you all be comforted by your wonderful memories of your wonderful Mother. 🦋
Praying that God hold you and your family close during this difficult time of life. We all know that your Mother was an extraordinary person who will be missed, but heaven is excited to welcome their new Angel.
She had a wonderful life filled with kindness and a service to others. She left quite the legacy in the many interests that she was involved with.
I wish that I had known her better and was able to learn from her.
God bless you Mrs Burleson. I bet he has some work that you can help him with.
Great lady.......fabulous life!❤️