Jeanette Aileen Sam Brooks Barnette(1931 - 2013)

BARNETTE Jeanette Aileen Sam Brooks Barnette, 82, of St. Marys, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013. Born January 10, 1931 in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of the late Fred R. and Ruth A. Swartz Brooks. Sam as she is affectionally known, was a person who loved life and and all its experiences. Professionally she was a practicing registered nurse for many years, most of which was spent at the Old Beaches Hospital as a nursing supervisor. To fulfill one of her dreams, she gave it up and returned to the University of Florida for her Bachelors in nursing degree. As an adventurism person, Sam was a certified open water diver, an accomplished snow skier, a competitive tennis player, a friendly bridge player, as well as a constant traveler. She loved to travel in her RV as far north as Alaska and south to Key West. But most of all, she loved her home in the north Georgia mountains. Every year she was anxious to go and did until she couldn t keep it up. She was a member of the Dillard United Methodist Church in Dillard, GA, and attended the Kingsland United Methodist Church. Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Eugene W. Barnette of St. Marys; devoted sons, Eugene Barnette, Jr. (Cheryl), Michael A. Barnette (Evelyn), Jack T. Barnette (Shelia), David L. Barnette (Kim), and Rodney S. Barnette (Beth). As a grandmother of 6, and a great grandmother of 2, she regretted being unable to give as much love and time as she wanted due to the various locations that were involved. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 13, 2013, at 11 am, at the Kingsland United Methodist Church with Pastor Chip Strickland officiating. Private family services and inurnment will be held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL. Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements. Please Sign the Guestbook @

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 11, 2013