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Celebrating the life of
Bettie Jeane McCorkle
Passed away on November 03, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Burial
  • - Monday, November 06, 2017
  • Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
  • 1600 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-234-3458
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00pm - Monday, November 06, 2017
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • 7375 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-354-0548
  • Visitation
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm - Monday, November 06, 2017
  • Immanuel Baptist Church
  • 7375 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-354-0548

A lovely lady----condolences to her family

Karl L. Martin, Savannah, Ga

Dear Carole and family, I am saddened to learn of your Mother’s passing. As you know, Jeane and I shared a unique friendship. On many occasions back in the ‘80’s, we found ourselves smiling at each other across the room at various political functions. Over the years we remained friends and always with a special affection, having shared the experience of being married to the Mayor of Savannah and the Chairman of the County Commissioners at the same time! I am sending my sincerest condolences and keeping you in my prayers. Warmly, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Rousakis, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the McCorkle family on your loss. Please find comfort in the promise of Jesus Christ at John 5:28. (To resurrect our loved ones from death). Visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

to the family of Mrs mccorkle I am sorry for your loss to lose a love one is so hard ,but there is hope of seeing them again in the resurrection we know this because our God Jehovah promised this to mankind.please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family strength and hope again I am sorry for your loss,my condolences to the family.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by so many. Linda Seckinger Walker

Linda walker, Black Creek , Ga

I will miss Jeanne immensely having known her most of my life.She was an elegant, strong Southern woman who endured many losses in her life with real courage and strength provided by her deep and abiding love of God. We shared a pew at Immanuel for sometime after these losses that was shared wth our families at an earlier day. I will miss you; see you again one day, my friend.

Vicki Joyner, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

 

Bettie Jeane McCorkle went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 3, 2017. She was born in Savannah, Georgia on September 24, 1929, to Sue and Phillip Tillman and she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Soon after graduation, she met the love of her life, Robert Lee McCorkle, at the Junior Chamber of Commerce. They met the day he returned to Savannah from his Navy service in World War II. They were married in Immanuel Baptist Church just four months later.

Jeane was very active in, and loyal to, Immanuel Baptist Church, where she taught preteen girls and young adults and helped in the kitchen with Wednesday night suppers. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and she threw herself into every civic project in which her husband participated. During Bob’s political career of twenty years, her civic engagements grew. With her passion for literacy, she was appointed to the Chatham County Library Board for twelve years, serving two years as Chairman, and she later served on the Chatham County Library Board Foundation. Jeane was instrumental in the design and development of the Live Oak Southwest Public Library. She was also a member of the Savannah Symphony Women’s Guild and served on its Board of Directors.

While Jeane loved being of service to her church and community, her greatest joy came from raising her four children in the church. She also took a measure of pride in their love of education, as each graduated from college with advanced degrees.

Jeane is predeceased by her husband of fifty-three years, Robert Lee McCorkle, her parents and her eldest son Robert Lee McCorkle, Jr. (Sandrae), all of Savannah, GA. She is survived by her children, Phillip McCorkle (Debra) of Savannah, GA, Carole Hunter (Thomas) of Savannah, GA, Ashley McCorkle (Debra) of Oakland, CA, by her grandchildren Meredith LeLoup (Justin) of Savannah, GA, Laurie Scott (Matthew) of Charlotte, NC, Robert McCorkle, III (Laurel) of Savannah, GA, Lindsay Thompson (Ryon) of Savannah, GA, Matthew Hunter (Amy) of Atlanta, GA, Harrison Hunter (Ellie) of Darien, CT and Connor McCorkle of Oakland, CA. She is also survived by her eight, beloved great-grandchildren.

The family extends its deepest gratitude to the seventh floor and neuro intensive care nurses and the many doctors who cared for Jeane during her brief stay at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Monday, November 6, 2017, at Immanuel Baptist Church, which is located on Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah, GA. The funeral service will follow there at 1:00pm. Burial will be at Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.

Remembrances may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church.

 

 

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A lovely lady----condolences to her family

Karl L. Martin, Savannah, Ga

Dear Carole and family, I am saddened to learn of your Mother’s passing. As you know, Jeane and I shared a unique friendship. On many occasions back in the ‘80’s, we found ourselves smiling at each other across the room at various political functions. Over the years we remained friends and always with a special affection, having shared the experience of being married to the Mayor of Savannah and the Chairman of the County Commissioners at the same time! I am sending my sincerest condolences and keeping you in my prayers. Warmly, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Rousakis, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the McCorkle family on your loss. Please find comfort in the promise of Jesus Christ at John 5:28. (To resurrect our loved ones from death). Visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

to the family of Mrs mccorkle I am sorry for your loss to lose a love one is so hard ,but there is hope of seeing them again in the resurrection we know this because our God Jehovah promised this to mankind.please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family strength and hope again I am sorry for your loss,my condolences to the family.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by so many. Linda Seckinger Walker

Linda walker, Black Creek , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Louise — North Carolina

I will miss Jeanne immensely having known her most of my life.She was an elegant, strong Southern woman who endured many losses in her life with real courage and strength provided by her deep and abiding love of God. We shared a pew at Immanuel for sometime after these losses that was shared wth our families at an earlier day. I will miss you; see you again one day, my friend.

Vicki Joyner, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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