Family-Placed Death Notice

JAYNES, Katie LT. COLONEL KATIE JAYNES Mrs. Lt. Colonel Katie N. Jaynes, a pioneer ordained officer and minister of the Gospel in the first session of Salvation Army cadets in the Southern Territory in 1928, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, at age 105. She was the last surviving cadet from that session. With her husband, the late Lt. Colonel C. William Jaynes, she ministered to others as pastor and counselor for 50 years. Among their many appointments at all levels of responsibility throughout the 15 Southern states, she and her husband made their most lasting impact as youth work leaders for the territory, responsible for the nurturing of young people called to ministry as officers, and influencing thousands of young people who call them blessed. Retired in 1978, the care and concern for others continued right up to her death. Far beyond the assigned duties of ministry, Katie Jaynes, did quiet acts of kindness. She continued that spirit and action right through the date of her death. A ministry of cards and encouraging correspondence flowed hundreds received birthday and Christmas cards throughout their lives after first knowing Mrs. Jaynes. The residents and employees of the retirement community at Kings Bridge in Atlanta, where she lived for 13 years, will yet received cards prepared for them by Katie for delivery throughout this month. "She was an inspiration to us all," said the director. Selfless concern for others was Katie's hallmark and that marked for good the lives of her family and all around her. Mrs. Jaynes is survived by two sons, Stanley and his wife Jean, and Peter and his wife Sandy; grandchildren, Stanley Jaynes, Stephen Jaynes, Sharon J. Johnson, Susan J. Guda, Jennipher J. Israelite and Christine J. Koval; 17 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 12, at The Salvation Army Temple, with Major Roni Robbins officiating. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. at the Temple. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ATC Youth Fund, The Salvation Army, P. O. Box 100339, Atlanta GA 30384. A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 11, 2013