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Celebrating the life of
Jeanne Laffitte Brooks
Passed away on October 14, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Mass
  • 10:00 a.m. - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
  • 222 East Harris Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-233-4709

I am truly sorry for the loss of Jeanne. I remember all the fun times we had in High School. Bless you all. Bubba Ratterree

John S Ratterree, Charlotte, NC

Anna & family - we will continue to pray for you all during this time of remembering, reflecting, healing and reviving. Our hearts ache for the loss you have experienced but know this-- there is a hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. He will provide everything you need and will sustain you to push on. “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Matt & Steph, Lincoln, ME

My heart goes out to Eric and to both Jeanne and Eric's families. Her daily greeting "You look fabulous" will be sorely missed. I have kept a bottle of Chardonnay in my refrigerator, just in case Jeanne needed a quick refill on thirsty days. I'll use what's left to toast a kind and wonderful person.

David K. Lerch, Savannah, GA

Eric, Sorry to read of Jeanne's passing. My sympathy and condolences. Hope to see soon. Paul

Paul Thompson, Savannah, GEORGIA

I would like to give my sincere condolences to Jeanne’s loved ones. It is comforting to know that in the near future the things that cause us heartache will be done away with. “ And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”- Revelation 21:4.

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My condolences to the Brooks family. I know this is a difficult time and I pray God continues to comfort and strengthen the family during this time of bereavement. May the many cherished and loving memories of Jeanne continue to comfort her family and friends. A comforting promise is stated at Psalm 147:3 "He (GOD) heals the brokenhearted; he binds up their wounds." May you all have calming and pleasant thoughts during this time.

Lisa Walters, CHARLESTON, SC

I am truly saddened by your loss of Jeanne. She was a beautiful lady and I know you will miss her greatly. However, I steadfastly believe that she is in a much better place. You will be together again. God bless you all. LaFond

LaFond Biggs , Summerville , SC

We send our heartfelt condolences to a wonderful lady. God Speed, Jack Pratt

John H Pratt, Summerville, South Carolina

Dear Eric. Our hearts are so heavy to hear of the passing of Jeanne. From the moment we moved into our Price Street home, Jeanne showed us her warmth, charm and witty sense of humor. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. I know this has to be a very difficult time for you. Please know you are in our thoughts. We will see you soon. Jim Seaman Don Cellini

Jim Seaman, Savannah, GA

We will miss Jean, a smart, funny, caring person. She brought so many people together for years on Fancy Friday at Washington Square. Legions of folks are friends because of her. We see from the photo that even in her younger days, she wore the pearls. Our thoughts to Eric at this sad moment. John and Wende Grattan

John and Wende Grattan, savannah, GA

I am so sorry to see that Jeanne has passed away. Eric you are in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful woman.

Tiffany D Hughes, Savannah, GA

Dear Eric, So so sad to hear. What a remarkable and beautiful woman. More beautiful even than Mary Astor. We feel cheated to have known her for only a few months. But the memory is indelible. Our thoughts with you. Doug & Christine

Doug Peine & Christine Scotillo, St Paul, MN

Jeanne Laffitte Brooks, 70, passed away on Monday, October, 14, 2019.

Born on March 4, 1949 in Birmingham AL, Jeanne was the daughter of the late Virginia Laffitte Nilan and David Smith Laffitte. She was raised in Spartanburg, SC. Jeanne graduated Spartanburg High School and the University of South Carolina.

In 1982, Jeanne moved to Savannah, which she would come to call her true home. It was there that Jeanne found her passion for caring for others through the hospitality business. With a successful career that spanned over four decades, Jeanne helped countless boutique hotels to learn the value of providing great service to customers.

She was also an amazing cook who created and shared many amazing meals with her friends and family, both around the world and in her own kitchen.

Jeanne is survived by her husband Eric Brooks, Sr.; three sons, Patrick Walsh Crowley and his wife Lisa of San Diego, CA, John Timothy Crowley and his wife Kelsey of New York, NY, Eric Ellef Allen Brooks Jr. and his wife Jill of Charleston, SC and three daughters Anna Laffitte Crowley of Cape Elizabeth, ME, Erica Brooks Rowley and her husband Tim of Charleston, SC, Jennie Wilkins Brooks and her husband, Daniel Pegues of Charleston, SC.

She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Crowley Charles Redding, Michael Quinn Redding, Perkins Lorraine Crowley, Preston Lea Crowley, Liam Yates Rowley, Brooks Paul Rowley, Ava Louise Rowley, Oliver Laffitte Pegues, Sawyer Baker Brooks, and Charles Townsend Brooks. She was predeceased by beloved grandson, John “Jack” Timothy Crowley, Jr.

Jeanne is also survived by her brother David S. Laffitte and his wife Marianne of Wellesley, MA, nephew Andre David Laffitte, and nieces Christine Lucienne Laffitte and Nicole Elisabeth Laffitte Schaffer.

In remembrance of Jeanne, donations may be made to the Fast for Endowment, a charitable organization established in memory of Jeanne’s grandson, John “Jack” Timothy Crowley, Jr. Donations may be made online at Fastforendowment.org or mailed to Fast For Endowment, 34 Desbrosses Street, No. 1111, New York, New York, 10013.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10 AM at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris Street, Savannah, GA, 31401.

 

 

 

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GUEST BOOK

I am truly sorry for the loss of Jeanne. I remember all the fun times we had in High School. Bless you all. Bubba Ratterree

John S Ratterree, Charlotte, NC

Anna & family - we will continue to pray for you all during this time of remembering, reflecting, healing and reviving. Our hearts ache for the loss you have experienced but know this-- there is a hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. He will provide everything you need and will sustain you to push on. “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Matt & Steph, Lincoln, ME

My heart goes out to Eric and to both Jeanne and Eric's families. Her daily greeting "You look fabulous" will be sorely missed. I have kept a bottle of Chardonnay in my refrigerator, just in case Jeanne needed a quick refill on thirsty days. I'll use what's left to toast a kind and wonderful person.

David K. Lerch, Savannah, GA

Eric, Sorry to read of Jeanne's passing. My sympathy and condolences. Hope to see soon. Paul

Paul Thompson, Savannah, GEORGIA

I would like to give my sincere condolences to Jeanne’s loved ones. It is comforting to know that in the near future the things that cause us heartache will be done away with. “ And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”- Revelation 21:4.

, ,

My condolences to the Brooks family. I know this is a difficult time and I pray God continues to comfort and strengthen the family during this time of bereavement. May the many cherished and loving memories of Jeanne continue to comfort her family and friends. A comforting promise is stated at Psalm 147:3 "He (GOD) heals the brokenhearted; he binds up their wounds." May you all have calming and pleasant thoughts during this time.

Lisa Walters, CHARLESTON, SC

I am truly saddened by your loss of Jeanne. She was a beautiful lady and I know you will miss her greatly. However, I steadfastly believe that she is in a much better place. You will be together again. God bless you all. LaFond

LaFond Biggs , Summerville , SC

We send our heartfelt condolences to a wonderful lady. God Speed, Jack Pratt

John H Pratt, Summerville, South Carolina

Dear Eric. Our hearts are so heavy to hear of the passing of Jeanne. From the moment we moved into our Price Street home, Jeanne showed us her warmth, charm and witty sense of humor. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. I know this has to be a very difficult time for you. Please know you are in our thoughts. We will see you soon. Jim Seaman Don Cellini

Jim Seaman, Savannah, GA

We will miss Jean, a smart, funny, caring person. She brought so many people together for years on Fancy Friday at Washington Square. Legions of folks are friends because of her. We see from the photo that even in her younger days, she wore the pearls. Our thoughts to Eric at this sad moment. John and Wende Grattan

John and Wende Grattan, savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Stephanie M. — Maine

I am so sorry to see that Jeanne has passed away. Eric you are in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful woman.

Tiffany D Hughes, Savannah, GA

Dear Eric, So so sad to hear. What a remarkable and beautiful woman. More beautiful even than Mary Astor. We feel cheated to have known her for only a few months. But the memory is indelible. Our thoughts with you. Doug & Christine

Doug Peine & Christine Scotillo, St Paul, MN


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