MOULTRIE -- Jeanette "Jean" Wilkes McPhaul, 95, of Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus, GA, formerly of Moultrie, died peacefully on June 4, 2012 at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus.
Born October 9, 1916 in Moultrie, GA, Mrs. McPhaul was the daughter of the late Georgia state senator and superior court judge, John Anderson Wilkes, Sr. and the late Mrs. Mattie Powell Wilkes, pioneer settlers of Moultrie. She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Moultrie and was enrolled in the cradle roll department when she was an infant. She fondly remembered her days as a member of Lena Tyson Sunday School Class. She was a former member and officer of the Moultrie Federated Guild and the Azalea Garden Club. As A young woman, she worked as a secretary for several Moultrie business firms and enjoyed volunteer work as a Pink Lady at Vereen Memorial Hospital.
She had a strong faith, a keen eye for fashion, and a quick wit. She will be deeply missed by many.
Mrs. McPhaul was predeceased by her husband, Howard L. McPhaul and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Jan Middlebrooks of Marietta, GA and Nancy McPhaul of Saratoga Springs, NY; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Woodard of Dothan, AL, and James D. Middlebrooks, III (Milinda) of Milan, Indiana; two great grandchildren, Malisa Middlebrooks of Madison, WI and Patrick Golden of Dothan, AL.
James D. Middlebrooks, III, John A. Wilkes, III, Albert B. Maxwell, William M. McIntosh, Reginald Comer, and the Rev. Saunders Pinckard will serve as pallbearers.
The family wishes to thank her nephew, John A. Wilkes, llI, and his wife, Edna of Norman Park for their many years of care and support, her caregivers at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie and Americus, and dear family friends, Sharon Lawson of Norman Park, and Reginald and Mary Comer of Americus.
The funeral service will be held at the Moultrie First United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM The Rev. Mark Addington, the Rev. John Brodes, and the Rev. Joy Wilson will officiate. A reception at the church will follow the service. A burial service will follow in the family plot in Westview Cemetery.
On Monday, June 11, 2012, at 3:00 PM, a memorial service and reception will be held at Magnolia Manor in Americus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Moultrie, or to Magnolia Manor or to a charity of your choice.
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