Jennifer Nicole Whitehouse, 31, passed away on August 8, 2012, after a long struggle with physical pain and depression. Born September 1st, 1980, in Decatur, Georgia, to David and Betty Whitehouse, she graduated Phoenix High School and received a degree in Commercial Photography from Gwinnett Technical College. Jennifer was an artist who not only captured the beauty of the world she saw around her, but whose inner beauty was respectively reflected in her greatest works, the greatest of which continue to enrich and sustain the lives of all who knew her. Her greatest masterpiece was her son, Gideon, who undoubtedly carries on her legacy of both capturing and reflecting her beauty, enriching our lives in the most difficult of times. Jennifer is deeply missed, but her memory and presence survive through her son as he grows and shares her love with those around him. As Jennifer departs this world for the next, she not only brings into it new life, but through the selfless donation of her own physical body, was able to save the precious lives of four others, bringing comfort and joy to their own loved ones. Jennifer is survived by her husband, Allen Smith; son, Gideon Smith; parents, Betty and David Whitehouse; grandfather, William Whitehouse; grandmother, Beatrice Whitten; and her brother, Nathan Whitehouse, along with his wife Suzanne and their children Sydney and Lucas. In addition, numerous other family and friends also survive her memory and spirit. Services will be at 12 p.m., Tuesday, August 14th, at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel at 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA, visitation beginning at 11:00am. A reception will follow the service. Further information on the reception can be obtained by calling 678-835-8628.

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  1. I read Jennifer’s obituary in the paper and was very touched. We so often lose our artists and creative spirits – it is such a tragedy.I hope your family can find peace and my heart goes out to little Gideon. May he always feel his mommy’s loving presence.

  2. So sad to hear of Jennifer Homegoing. I worked with Jennifer. She was a lovely and fun person to work with. I will miss her. My prayers goes out to her son and family. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jennifer was one of the sweetest people I have met. She was the first person to befriend me when I knew no one. She had such a loving and caring heart. And she was awesome at Mario Karts. :o. We loved playing that game. She will be terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families during this hard time. May you find comfort in God’s loving arms. Rest well Jennifer. You will be missed dearly.

  4. The obituary was so touching and such a beautiful tribute to such a sweet child. I am so sorry for your loss. You can shed a tear that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close our eyes and pray that she’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her; or you can be full of love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let her live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

  5. I remember Jennifer as such a sweet girl that loved her big brother. She always wanted to be downstairs when we had band practice, watching us rock out! Whitehouse family, there are no words that I can say that can take your pain and grief, but know that she isn’t hurting anymore, I hope that you find peace in this. God bless you all
    Mike Lynch

  6. I was so sorry to hear about Jennifer’s passing. I know you will all truly miss her everyday. Please know however that she is home with her Lord. I am so glad that you have Gideon who looks and reminds you of your precious daughter and oh what a beautiful smile he has. You will have all the precious memories of Jennifer and will see her through all of her artwork and photography over the years. I know of no better legacy to leave than to know that from Jennifer 4 lives have been saved. Please know that you are all in our prayers.

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