Almon Winston Jeane
Almon Winston Jeane was born on November 2, 1933 to Garrett and Emma Hall Jeane. He passed from this life on December 25, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Winston lived a long and happy life with his wife of 65 years, Mary Lillette Simmons Jeane.
Winston was drafted into the army in 1955 after one month of marriage. He served 6 years in the US Army. After leaving the Army, Winston worked in a shipping yard, the oil field and as a mechanic. After a few years of this, he became a logger and he owned his own log trucks for many years. He was a mechanic by trade and could repair most anything. He took pride in teaching his children to ‘mechanic’ and repair things just as good as he did. Winston loved fishing, gardening, carpentry, playing pinochle and dominoes and spending time with his family. A “short” fishing trip with Winston would often turn into 2-3 days of surviving on a couple cans of Vienna sausage and some peanut butter crackers. He loved to plow the potato field in the summer and watch his kids and grandkids scratch around and pick up his harvest. He did not know what a small garden was like; every spring he planted a garden that would feed the entire family and part of the community.
He is preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Edward, Willie, Huey, John, Garrett Jr., Glenn, Orville (Pete); two sisters, Wanda Sue Jeane and Carolyn Jeane Ritter and four infant sons.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Jeane and ten children, Barbara Jeane, Joyce Breaux and husband Sam, Pat Wells and husband Joe, Paul Jeane and wife Jill, Tim Jeane and wife Mary, Beverly Jeane and fiancé, Scott, Melvin Jeane and wife Mandy, Mike Jeane and wife Tanya, Nathan Jeane and wife Kimy, Allisha Shoemaker and husband Rick; 30 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Imelda Shell and Norma Lou Novak; brothers-in-law Joseph Simmons and Jessie Simmons and wife, Loretta, and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Leesville for their care of Winston in his final days. We would also like to thank everyone who has offered comfort, thoughts, prayers and support in the past few weeks and days. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much. If anyone is bringing food for the family, please bring it to Galilee Baptist Church that is near the Evans Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, December 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM and will continue until the time of service at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Hearts United Church in Evans, LA. Brother George Jeane and Pastor Daniel Jarrell will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Paul Jeane, Tim Jeane, Michael Jeane, Nathan Jeane, Todd Jeane, Melvin Jeane, Joel Simmons, Kenneth Simmons. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Wells, Sam Breaux, Rick Shoemaker. Burial will follow at Evans Cemetery in Evans, Louisiana.