Friday, June 1, 2012
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CUTHBERT -- Jeanette Lugo-Cook was born on December 14, 1967 in Fort Jackson South Carolina. She graduated from James S. Rickard's High School in 1985. She earned her AA in Liberal Arts at Tallahassee Community College and in 1993 received her BA in English from Florida State University. In 1996 she earned her Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Kansas and began her PHD. She received her Real Estate License and worked part time as a Real Estate Agent in Valdosta, Georgia where she and her husband Morris resided. Members of her immediate family are her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lugo , Mrs. Claudia Harvard of Tallahassee, Florida and her Sister Cynthia Lugo of Burbank, California.
Her professional memberships included: JASNA (Jane Austin Society of North America), ASAIL (Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures), Richard III Society and ASECS (American Society for 18th Century Studies). Jeannie was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution and participated in the James Jackson Chapter.
Jeannie opened and ran Callisto Computers for three years where she taught internet and computer classes to the public. During this same time she was an adjunct teacher for Brewton-Parker College at the Cordele campus. In 2002 Mrs. Lugo became an instructor of English at Valdosta State University. She spent much time researching 18th and 19th century women and had a novel in progress titled "The Chronicle of the Rose". She was fluent in both Spanish and French.
Jeannie was a very versatile person and her interests were varied. She volunteered for many organizations in her community. In accordance with her wishes, her organs have been donated to three individuals in need of transplants.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to "Adopt A Golden Atlanta" P.O. Box 672155, Marietta, GA 30006, in memory of Jeanette and adorable side kick Niki .
Lunsford Funeral Home