Jean Burke Paul
Wrens, GA – Jean Burke Paul, loving wife of the late James Walker Paul, entered into her eternal home on Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2018 at Brandon Wilde in Evans. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday afternoon, June 20, 2018 at the Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Rev. Carl Geisik officiating. Interment will follow at Wrens Memorial Gardens.
Jean, one of three children born to the late Lily Jarrett Burke and the late Paul Burke, was a lifelong resident of Wrens, a graduate of Wrens High School and worked as a bookkeeper. As a young girl, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and served Him as an active member of Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She also volunteered at the North Jefferson Food Pantry. Jean married the love of her life in 1963 and still lived in their first home on Griffin Street. For years, Jean and James enjoyed their morning walks together. Jean liked to crochet and bake, but she could also be seen working outside in the yard, wearing her sun hat while cutting the grass. A no-frills, straight-forward, independent person, she enjoyed the simple things in life. Having an unconditional love for her family, she was happiest in their presence. A loyal friend, loving wife and devoted mother, Jean will be greatly missed by her family, church family and community.
Jean is also preceded in death by her brother, George E. Burke Sr. Survivors include her two children, Roy B. Paul (Michael) of Montgomery, AL and Jill P. Massengale (Rick) of Tampa, FL; one brother, Charles W. Burke Sr. (June) of Marietta; two grandchildren, Fred T. Paul and Maggie Paul; sister-in-law, Shirley Burke; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Charles W. “Bill” Burke Jr., George E. “Ricky” Burke Jr., Paul Edwards, Ed Shepherd, Tony Reese and Reese Walden. Honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Fleming, Jimmy Brown, Bill Newsome and Harold Usry.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers honorary memorials be made to Wrens ARP Church, 404 King St, Wrens, GA 30833.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening, June 19, 2018.