January 30, 1940 ~ December 14, 2020

Born in: Bradenton, FL
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

Jan Link Jewett – Lilburn, GA, born in Bradenton, FL in 1940, died on Monday December 14th 2020. A gracious lady who will be remembered for deeply loving her family, friends and her pets; she is forever remembered as one of tremendous strength, courage and amazing attitude. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years this December, Richard Jewett of Lilburn, GA, daughters Celeste Backus and her husband Bill and their children Edward, Lily and Adrien Backus of Hidden Valley Lake, CA and Christy Csuka and her children Brian, Mandi and Noah Csuka of Statham, GA. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Aileen Link.

Jan was a loving and caring mother, teacher and volunteer. She graduated from Jacksonville University Florida in 1962 with a Bachelors degree in Education and Science. She was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years, having a positive impact on many, many children in the community. She was known for loving each and every student; making sure that they got a hug every day. She loved when she could start taking her class up to the next level. Her former students were known to stop by her classroom to get a hug from their beloved teacher “Mrs. Jewett.”

Jan loved being a part of her community by giving back. She was instrumental in founding the Lilburn Woman’s Club and was President in 1991-1992. She was awarded the Outstanding Service award in 1989 & 1990. She loved Lilburn Days, which she helped found and creating the annual pumpkin carving contest. She loved animals, which she would rescue and bring home on a regular basis, naming them all from North Georgia counties. Jan and Richard both loved doing Meals on Wheels and helping the elderly to appointments. They also loved volunteering at the local schools after retiring from teaching in 2001, where Jan would return by being a mentor and reading to the students and helping with schoolwork.

Jan was a person of great faith and served at both Harmony Grove and Lawrenceville United Methodist churches. She was loved by her parents, aunts, uncles, husband and by both of her daughters, grandchildren, and her many, many friends.

Due to COVID-19 the family will announce service details in Spring of 2021 for a service in Palmetto, Florida. The family has requested any donations in Jan’s memory be made to the Alzheimer association.org or Komen.org.

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  1. CandleImageDearest Richard, My heart hurts knowing of your & your family’s loss. Many years God blessed me to know you and Jan through church and Disciple. We shared the love of fellowship many times and I’ll never forget Jan’s loving spirit and sparkling eyes.
    May Christ richly give you His Presence and keep you held close in His arms. May His promises be a salve … I love you and Jan forever and a day

  2. Dear Richard. Our condolences to you and your family. Jan was a sweet person and we know she now rests with our Lord, Christ Jesus.

    Sincerely,

    Shirley Oesterle
    Rick Parker

  3. Dear Richard, I am so sorry to hear about your precious Jan. I so enjoyed the time we spent getting to know each other in Disciple II. My heart aches for you as I know how much you loved your beautiful wife. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Robin Moreman

  4. CandleImageOh Christy & family- I am soo sorry & loved your sweet, loving, beautiful mom too❣️I Soo enjoyed packing up scraps of gift wrap paper, ribbon, decor when I worked at Rich’s for 5 years for her kindergarten class to do art/craft projects… she always came by and Thanked me in person and it was something that I will always remember how excited she got for the children to have it for creativity ideas‼️ Prayers for you and your family To find comfort she is resting in Heaven watching over you as your Guardian Angel now, Big Hugs & Lots of Love Always❤️🙏‼️

  5. Just so everyone reading this, we classmates of the ’58 class of Dupont High School in Jacksonville, Florida is saddened by the news of Jan’s passing.
    May she rest in peace…

  6. Jan was an avid conservationist. She spearheaded a drive to fund two eagles to be released in North Ga. Lil and Burney and their prodigy are probably flying still today. Such a beautiful person, dedicated educator and best of friends. Really missing her.

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