FAYETTE Jane McWhorter passed away February 26, 2013, with family by her side.
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Jane McWhorter was born November 14, 1935, in Nashville, Tenn. She lived in Fayette, Alabama for the past 39 years, where her husband Don served as minister for the Fayette Church of Christ and Jane taught first grade. She was Alabama's Merit Mother of the Year in 1994. Jane was a bestselling author of nine books and was a popular speaker at conferences and ladies' events across the U.S.
Jane was known and loved by others, however, not for her achievements, but for the love she showed to them. Jane loved, accepted, and saw the good in each person exactly the way they were. She was regularly seen taking balloons and birthday presents to all the residents at the nursing home, bringing food to the sick and those grieving, teaching adults who had never learned to read, visiting and taking food to those in prison, remembering hundreds of people each year with a handwritten note and gift on their birthday and anniversary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Shannon and Elma Delk Shannon, and by her husband, Don, to whom she was married for 52 years.
She is survived by her two children, daughter Kathy Kendall (Tony), and son Greg McWhorter (Shannon); and her six grandchildren, Shannon and Emily Kendall and Jack, Sam, Kate, and Claire McWhorter.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Fayette Church of Christ. Visitation will be held tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Fayette and also immediately following the funeral service at Fayette Church of Christ. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette is directing.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Feb. 28, 2013