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Jane Lee Luft Rey

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Jane Lee Luft Rey

Hattiesburg, MS

Jane Lee Luft Rey passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the age of 82.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mrs. Rey graduated from McMain High School and Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University with a BA in

Spanish and a minor in Portuguese. While at Newcomb, she was a member of the dance club and the homecoming court. She remained a loyal alumni until her passing. Later in her life she obtained a Masters of Education at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She served on numerous organizations from PTO boards to the American Cancer Society as the neighborhood volunteer coordinator. She was also one of the first ESL (English as a Second Language) tutors in the Hattiesburg Public School System. She was a life-long member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in New Orleans and attended faithfully University Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, where she served as a children's choir director.

Daughter of the late George L. Luft, Sr. & Mabel Cahill Luft. Wife of the late Peter L. Rey, Sr. Loving mother of Rebecca Rey Baker, Stephen Rey, Peter Rey, Jr., Jennifer Rey Giacone, Mary Rey Stokes, Daryl (Scott) Rey, Timothy Rey, Thomas Rey and Robyn Rey Rudisill. Sister of George L. Luft, Jr. and the late Kathleen (Kathy) Luft Miller. She was the grandmother of 21 grandchildren: Ian and Davis Baker; Joseph, Kristopher, and Lauren-Jane Giacone; Dustin Stokes and Courtney Stokes Garrett; Joseph and Johnathan Rey; Josh and Zack Powell; Ryan and Justin Davis; Emily Rey; Jeanne-Marie and Gabrielle Rey; Allison, Henry, Hannah, Sophie and the late Andrew Bryce Rudisill. She was the great-grandmother of Campbell Baker and Miles Giacone and had numerous adored daughter and son-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, between the hours of 4:30-6:30PM. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ (600 Eleonore Street, New Orleans, LA 70115) on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11AM. A private interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA following the service. All memorials should be sent to the of Greater New Orleans (3900 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 1200, Metairie, LA 70002) or Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University.


Published in the Hattiesburg American on Mar. 12, 2013
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