Jewell Ware Dean was promoted to the “Glory” Sunday school class late Sunday evening, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Butterfly Unit of Hospice of Baton Rouge. Jewell was surrounded by her children as she was peacefully called home. She was born in Alexandria and previously resided in Opelousas and Athens, Texas, before she finally returned home to Baton Rouge. She graduated from Bolton High School and Louisiana College. She was a retired English teacher of Livingston Parish and a fierce grammarian. She was a longtime member of Florida Boulevard Baptist Church of Baton Rouge and Fellowship Baptist Church of Athens. She was 86. Jewell was the daughter of Louella Pierce Ware and Edwin O. Ware Jr., who were of Alexandria and preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her sisters, Dorothy Ruth Brown and Mary “Sister” Dvoark. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Dr. Bryant E. Dean; a son, Michael Dean and wife Linda, of Athens; and daughters, Patricia Wall and husband Don, of Baton Rouge, Julia Wall and husband Gary, of Montgomery, Texas, and Rebecca Brice and husband Mike, of Baton Rouge. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Kristi Frye and husband Jeff, Jason Wall and wife Angie, Chris Wall and wife Melissa, Jared Wall, Kevin Dean and wife Jennifer, Allison Ackerman and husband Jerrad, Marcus Wall and wife Kathy, Michael Wall and wife Meaghan, and Ryan Brice and wife Cristy; and 15 great-grandchildren, Alex and Abby Frye, Hannah and Hayley Wall, Kaitlyn Jackson and Keith Wall, Caleb and Madison Wall, Aiden and Corbin Wall, Jackson and Grayson Wall, Lily and Ella Ackerman, and Brody Brice. Also surviving her are two brothers, Edwin “Sonny” Ware III and wife Barbara, of Alexandria, and Billy Ware, of Haughton; and sister-in-law, Zepher Dean, of Alexandria. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Special thanks to her caregivers, Michelle Sargent, of Athens, and Keosha Martin, of Baton Rouge, for their attention and love given to our Mother. Also to Dr. Gerald Barber and the nurses and staff of the Butterfly Wing Unit. Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. until service in the chapel at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Mike Dean, Thurston Brice and Ryan Brice officiating. Honored to be pallbearers are her grandsons, Jason Wall, Jared Wall, Kevin Dean, Chris Wall, Marcus Wall, Michael Wall, Ryan Brice and Jeff Frye. Honorary pallbearer is Keith Wall. A woman of great faith, she was immensely devoted to her family and leaves a legacy of kindness, love, great cooking, and wonderful memories that will continue in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We love you, Gran! The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1434, Athens, TX 75751. To leave messages and memories for the family, please visit www.greenoaksfunerals.com.
Source: Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) — Tuesday, September 6, 2011