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.