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Jeannette Vernona Gaither

Beltsville, Maryland

Dec 30, 1931 – Oct 14, 2017 (Age 85)


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Snowden Funeral Home P.A. - Rockville Obituary

Jeannette Scott Gaither (affectionately known as "Sis") made her peaceful and heavenly transition on October 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm in Laurel, Maryland. Born on December 30, 1931 to the late Vernon Scott and Mabel Matthews Scott, she was the youngest of five children. Jeannette was educated in the Baltimore City public school system where she graduated and went on to attend Cortez Peters Business School and later was employed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. She retired after thirty-five years of service, but because Jeanette was a very active person, retirement at this stage in her life was not her cup of tea. So, she gained employment with The University of Maryland in College Park where she remained for additional four years. In 1949 Jeanette was smitten by a young man from Beltsville, Maryland who won her heart and captured her soul. This man, who was also captivated by her, convinced her to become his wife. This young man is named Warren Gaither. After a long courtship, Warren and Jeannette were married in November 1959 and remained united in marriage for fifty-eight years, until her death in October 2017. From this union was produced a daughter, Rhonda Michelle Gaither. The saying that "A child will lead us," rings true in the case of Jeanette who was led to join Fountain Baptist Church by her daughter in 1979, two years after Rhonda, herself, had joined the church. Here, she was a faithful member of the Gospel Chorus and the Church-Wide Sick Committee. She remained a dedicated member of the church until her health prevented her from regular attendance. Jeannette leaves to cherish her love and legacy: her husband, Warren Gaither; a daughter Rhonda Harper (Carlos); four nephews, Pat Scott, Robert Jones, Kevin Braxton and Neil Adams; one niece Cynthia Williams and a host of friends and neighbors.

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I'm sorry to learn of this sad news. I met Jeannette in 1978 when I came to Internal Revenue Service. She was the first person you saw when you entered the office and always had a smile on her face that made your day. I left IRS in 1988 for another position. That's when I lost contact with Jeannette.

I just want to give the family my condolence and my prayers are with the family.

Love in Christ
Carol Simpson - Cleveland