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Celebrating the life of
Jill Lepo-Wieniewitz
Passed away on June 19, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Friday, June 22, 2018
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156
  • Rosary Service
  • 6:00pm - Friday, June 22, 2018
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 10:00am - Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156

Our heartfelt condolences to the Wieniewitz family. Please draw strength from the love of family and friends as well as the words at “1 Thessalonians 4:14” and “Psalm 119:76” help you get through this most difficult time.

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May the friends and family of Mrs. Lepo-Wieniewitz find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, , CT

Mark, I have heard that your wife has passed. What a great life you have had together. You took the time with all the Sandals vacations in the Caribbean. Great memory's! Debbie and I will be keeping you in our prays during your time this weekend.

Barry Vaughn, Register, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, may you find comfort from the scripture at 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 3 an 4. When we are going through trials we are never alone we always have our heavenly Father giving us the needed strength to endure, please continue to rely on Him.

Kay F, Savannah , Ga

Mark and dear family, We were honored to know Jill. She was a bright light who shared her gifts and joy with the whole world. We will always have fond memories of working the Tybee parade with you both. We will always cherish how Jill kept Margaret Mary's legacy alive for our son. Jill went out of her way to remember Jed with special die-cast cars for his first few Christmases. This selfless act was to honor a promise she made to a friend. That's just what Jill did. Know she is with you always- in every sunrise and sunset. You are all in our prayers. Love to all. God bless. Diane, Keith + Jed

Diane + Keith Parker, 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

Mark and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jill at Thunderbolt Elem. She was s great teacher and coworker. May she Rest In Peace, God be with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Always Janet Smith Jimmy Smith wife

Janet Smith, Guyton, Ga

Jill was an angel on Earth and let her light shine daily through her love of others. Now she is an angel in Heaven.

Julie Cheeseman , Jacksonville , FL

You will always be remembered.

Maloney, Savannah , Ga.

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Jill was always such a good friend, listener and shoulder to lean on. She welcomed every child with warmth and love. She was an absolute joy to work with. My many condolences to her family, friends, and students.

Jennie Rimes, Ft. Myers, FL

My deepest sympathy to Mark and family in the loss of Jill, may you be comforted in knowing she made a difference in people's lives.

Klair Kenney Snellbaker, Fort Myers, FL

When we moved to Savannah, we struck gold with Ms. Wieniewitz as my daughter's teacher. She made this difficult transition light and joyful. She appreciated and got to know her so well, and celebrated her with us. She cared so much about all of her students and rejoiced at all of their successes. She kept in touch with us even though I know we were just one family out of hundreds she knew and loved. She was always among the first to comment on any photo I shared of us. When my mother passed away recently, even though she herself was sick, she immediately offered her love and condolences and asked us what we needed. Her spirit of genuine joy and giving touched so many of us and I will remember it always.

Mia and Lily Merlin, Savannah, GA

It is with a heavy heart I send my sincere condolences

Robin Diamond, Savannah, Ga

I've known Jill since 1997 when she had my grand-daughter in her Kindergarten class. It breaks my heart to know that she was called home so soon. I will miss her always.

Rose Mary Woods, Savannah, GA

We are utterly broken. Jill burst into our lives in August of 1997. She came running, smiling, arms out-stretched, to claim our daughter as her own. As she did with every child that came into her classroom, she gave Morgan Rose a love of reading, a mastery of phonetics, and a foundation for learning that will serve her all of her life. Jill taught us that there are NO secrets in Kindergarten... a lesson we all learned one hysterical slip of the tongue at a time. Jill was an Irish firebrand: Dathúil, strong, determined, and undeniable. She was our pied-piper, our Taoiseach, our friend. We imagine her in Heaven, gathering the little angels close to her, reading Dr. Seuss, singing, and teaching them all the Chicken Dance. We can't say goodbye to Jill. She'll never leave us. Until we meet again, dear friend. Until we meet again.

Terri & Mike Patillo, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Wieniewitz was my kindergarten teacher. I will be 30 years old this year and being in her class seems like yesterday. I will never forget her and her dedication to her students. I hope she is rejoicing in heaven right now. She deserves it! Love you Mrs. Wieniewitz!

Crisleigh Fountain and Family, Pooler, GEORGIA

We are heartbroken to lose such a dedicated soul as Jill. We'll see each other again. God bless.

Mark & Sally Corrigan, Savannah, GA

I Am

Lissa Coleman, Savannah , ga

Jill never met a person she did not befriend, a friend she did not support, or a child she did not fully embrace and challenge academically. Her loving and enthusiastic nature left indelible memories with all who knew her... What a wonderful legacy! She will be dearly missed. Sincere sympathy to her family.

Jane Tyler, Savannah , GA

Prayers and condolences to the family from our family. Jill will be truly missed. Love, Robin

Greg, Robin, Clinton, Cody, Caleb Martin, Sumter , SC

Our prayers and thoughts are with all family. May Jill Rest In Peace.

Tom and Debbie DeMatteo, Chattanooga , TN.

Born Jill Irene Lepo in North Tonawanda New York June 9th 1953. She married the love of her life Mark Wieniewitz October 18th 1980. Jill spent 30yrs in education and recently retired from the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. Over the years she received many credentials and awards. She was most proud of her work in Marine Science and the work she did to grow numerous programs in and around Chatham County.  Jill served the Irish Catholic community for many years and lead the Flags of Ireland in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for 30 years.

Jill will be remembered most for her passion, kindness, zest for life, and impact she had on everyone she met.  Her infectious smile and laugh will live on for years.  Jill was an amazing Mother, Grandmother (Ma Jill, Dole) and wife.  She leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.  Jill is survived by her Husband of 38yrs Mark, her Daughter Erin(Jason Bryant), her son Christopher (Camille Dematteo) the loves of her life and the apples of her eye Haley Elizabeth and Hunter Daniel Bryant.  Her sisters Sherry Davignon(North Tonawanda, New York) Donna Drake, Brothers John(Elaine), Paul, and Mike Lepo( Buffalo, New York).  She is proceeded in death by her grandparents, Mother and Father Lois and John Lepo.

We invite family and friends to celebrate Jill’s life, services will be as follows: Visitation and Rosary Friday June 22nd from 5-7pm at Saint Peter the Apostle Church.  The rosary will be conducted at 6.  Mass will be at 10 am Saturday June 23rdwith a celebration of life to follow at 12.

 

 

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Our heartfelt condolences to the Wieniewitz family. Please draw strength from the love of family and friends as well as the words at “1 Thessalonians 4:14” and “Psalm 119:76” help you get through this most difficult time.

, ,

May the friends and family of Mrs. Lepo-Wieniewitz find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, , CT

Candle tribute lit by Fannie Sexton — Georgia

Mark, I have heard that your wife has passed. What a great life you have had together. You took the time with all the Sandals vacations in the Caribbean. Great memory's! Debbie and I will be keeping you in our prays during your time this weekend.

Barry Vaughn, Register, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, may you find comfort from the scripture at 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 3 an 4. When we are going through trials we are never alone we always have our heavenly Father giving us the needed strength to endure, please continue to rely on Him.

Kay F, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Louise Quigley — Georgia

Mark and dear family, We were honored to know Jill. She was a bright light who shared her gifts and joy with the whole world. We will always have fond memories of working the Tybee parade with you both. We will always cherish how Jill kept Margaret Mary's legacy alive for our son. Jill went out of her way to remember Jed with special die-cast cars for his first few Christmases. This selfless act was to honor a promise she made to a friend. That's just what Jill did. Know she is with you always- in every sunrise and sunset. You are all in our prayers. Love to all. God bless. Diane, Keith + Jed

Diane + Keith Parker, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Melissa & Harrison King — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Morgan Rose Patillo — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Amber Linkenhoket — Georgia

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

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Janet Cuttray — Georgia

Mark and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jill at Thunderbolt Elem. She was s great teacher and coworker. May she Rest In Peace, God be with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Always Janet Smith Jimmy Smith wife

Janet Smith, Guyton, Ga

Jill was an angel on Earth and let her light shine daily through her love of others. Now she is an angel in Heaven.

Julie Cheeseman , Jacksonville , FL

You will always be remembered.

Maloney, Savannah , Ga.

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Jill was always such a good friend, listener and shoulder to lean on. She welcomed every child with warmth and love. She was an absolute joy to work with. My many condolences to her family, friends, and students.

Jennie Rimes, Ft. Myers, FL

My deepest sympathy to Mark and family in the loss of Jill, may you be comforted in knowing she made a difference in people's lives.

Klair Kenney Snellbaker, Fort Myers, FL

When we moved to Savannah, we struck gold with Ms. Wieniewitz as my daughter's teacher. She made this difficult transition light and joyful. She appreciated and got to know her so well, and celebrated her with us. She cared so much about all of her students and rejoiced at all of their successes. She kept in touch with us even though I know we were just one family out of hundreds she knew and loved. She was always among the first to comment on any photo I shared of us. When my mother passed away recently, even though she herself was sick, she immediately offered her love and condolences and asked us what we needed. Her spirit of genuine joy and giving touched so many of us and I will remember it always.

Mia and Lily Merlin, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by The Szychowski Family — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Anne Powers — Georgia

It is with a heavy heart I send my sincere condolences

Robin Diamond, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Rose Mary Woods — Georgia

I've known Jill since 1997 when she had my grand-daughter in her Kindergarten class. It breaks my heart to know that she was called home so soon. I will miss her always.

Rose Mary Woods, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Patillo Family — Georgia

We are utterly broken. Jill burst into our lives in August of 1997. She came running, smiling, arms out-stretched, to claim our daughter as her own. As she did with every child that came into her classroom, she gave Morgan Rose a love of reading, a mastery of phonetics, and a foundation for learning that will serve her all of her life. Jill taught us that there are NO secrets in Kindergarten... a lesson we all learned one hysterical slip of the tongue at a time. Jill was an Irish firebrand: Dathúil, strong, determined, and undeniable. She was our pied-piper, our Taoiseach, our friend. We imagine her in Heaven, gathering the little angels close to her, reading Dr. Seuss, singing, and teaching them all the Chicken Dance. We can't say goodbye to Jill. She'll never leave us. Until we meet again, dear friend. Until we meet again.

Terri & Mike Patillo, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Wieniewitz was my kindergarten teacher. I will be 30 years old this year and being in her class seems like yesterday. I will never forget her and her dedication to her students. I hope she is rejoicing in heaven right now. She deserves it! Love you Mrs. Wieniewitz!

Crisleigh Fountain and Family, Pooler, GEORGIA

We are heartbroken to lose such a dedicated soul as Jill. We'll see each other again. God bless.

Mark & Sally Corrigan, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Brenan and parker and Christina Gant — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Cindy & Joe Ryan — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Larry & Lynn Palmer — Georgia

I Am

Lissa Coleman, Savannah , ga

Jill never met a person she did not befriend, a friend she did not support, or a child she did not fully embrace and challenge academically. Her loving and enthusiastic nature left indelible memories with all who knew her... What a wonderful legacy! She will be dearly missed. Sincere sympathy to her family.

Jane Tyler, Savannah , GA

Prayers and condolences to the family from our family. Jill will be truly missed. Love, Robin

Greg, Robin, Clinton, Cody, Caleb Martin, Sumter , SC

Our prayers and thoughts are with all family. May Jill Rest In Peace.

Tom and Debbie DeMatteo, Chattanooga , TN.

Candle tribute lit by Tom & Debbie DeMatteo — Tennessee


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