Jane Blythe Ledbetter
May 4, 1929 – May 23, 2022
Jane Blythe Ledbetter, age 93 of Jonesboro, ascended to her Heavenly home for a joyful reunion on Monday, May 23, 2022. Jane was a fun and unique lady. She loved so many things in life, but her love for God and her family came first. She had a big personality that could light up a room and capture an audience. She had too many talents to list them all. Jane enjoyed writing poetry and was an accomplished artist. In her younger days she was a stage actress and a model as well as a radio show host. She absolutely loved music and cherished the times she was asked to sing and play the piano or organ for weddings and church gatherings.
While at Louisiana Tech she was the lead vocalist for the LA Tech Debonairs Orchestra, which as a group, continued to perform all over the south for two decades after the members graduated. She was a member of Jonesboro-Hodge Methodist Church for over fifty years and enjoyed being their pianist, organist, choir member, music director and Sunday School teacher. Some of her favorite things to do with her family was to take the camper out to the mountains and spend some time in nature doing some fishing. She also relished the times the family got together for visits and reunions. Jane was also an avid reader and enjoyed quiet times with a good book, her favorite being the Bible, which she could readily quote scripture and verse from. Many will tell you that Jane’s pralines were the best around and she enjoyed making and sharing them with those she loved. Most of all she loved teaching children. First as an independent piano and vocal instructor, then for over 30 years as an elementary teacher in the Winn and Jackson Parish school system.
Those left to cherish her memory is her son, Ben Ledbetter and wife, Becky; granddaughters, Whitney Brooke Robinson and husband, Colvin, Lauren Elizabeth Ledbetter; grandson, Roland Mollere III; great grandchildren, Trenton Samuel Robinson, Ella Caroline Robinson, Jack Colvin Robinson; step grandchildren, Morgan Roberts and husband Zack, Daniel Treadway and wife Brittany, Jeff Treadway and wife Leyanne; step great-grandchildren, Spencer Treadway, Kason Roberts, Noah Roberts, Ayden Treadway, Braxton Treadway; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sam Ledbetter; daughter, Anne Blythe Mollere; parents, Gilbert and Lois (Yawn) Hills; sister, Anne Lois Harrison; brother, Gilbert “Pete” Hills.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 27, 2022 in the chapel of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM. Her funeral service is set for Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Jonesboro-Hodge Methodist Church at 1: 00PM with Bro. Paul Stearn officiating. Burial will follow in Gullatt Family Cemetery, near Simsboro, under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be Trent Ledbetter, Roland Mollere, Sandy Taylor, Gil Hills, Sam Harrison, Stuart Roane. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Robinson, Mark Taylor, Tom Taylor, Jap Gullatt, Billy Gullatt, Leonard Conville.
The family extends their thanks and appreciation to the staff and administration of Forest Haven Nursing Home, Jackson Parish Hospital, Lagniappe Home Health and Legacy Hospice, whose professionalism and compassion was very comforting. A special thank you goes to SonjaScruggs and Theresa Bradford for the wonderful care and love of our mother.
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