J. E. Jean

On October 8, 2019, Reverend JE Jean, 83, passed away. The world lost a great man, a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, a gentle soul, a patient, loving and kind husband and beloved friend.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Friday, October 11 at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Services: 9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 12 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Gerald Cemetery.
To celebrate his life, and in honor of his favorite color, we encourage attendees to the services to wear purple.

He was born November 10, 1935 in Yale County, Arkansas to George and Susan Jean.  JE grew up and went to school in Yale Creek, Arkansas and Lamesa, Texas. He met Ginger in Lamesa, and they were married in 1957. A devoted Christian his entire life, he began preaching in 1971. He moved to Waco and established Connally Free Will Baptist Church in 1976, where he served as pastor until the time of his death. He worked for the Connally Independent School District for 28 years, doing building maintenance, until he retired in 2000. He enjoyed chatting with loved ones, cars, western movies, and playing the guitar. He loved his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, George and Susan Jean; brother, JL Jean; and son, Ricky Jean.

He is survived by his wife, Ginger Treadwell-Jean; sons, Jackie Jean and wife Barbara, Terry Jean and Mike Trevinson, and Steve Jean and wife, Gena; sister, Ava Lee Hallmark; granddaughters, Melany Jean, Typhani Jean, Krystal Cehand and husband, Cayle, and Ashley Jackson; grandsons, Jacob Jean, Caleb Jean, and Sean Prisco and wife Danielle; great-grandchildren, Abrianna, Ryan, Callie, Braxton, and Emarie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Terry, I am saddened to hear of your Father’s passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. George and Faye Kestel

    My heart goes out to the Jean family and brother J E will be truly missed If there anything we can do don’t hesitate to x call we lo e you all

  3. So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Love the idea of celebrating his life by wearing purple! The angels always celebrate when one of the saints go home! I bet they too wear purple for him.

  4. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing Terry. I love the idea of celebrating his life by wearing purple. The angels also celebrate when one of the saints go home. I bet they even wear purple!

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace in these days.

  6. Jackie,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your father. I know how much he means to you and so many.
    You and your family will be in my prayers.

  7. Jean family,. We are sorry to hear about your lose and extend our deepest condolences. He married David and I at a moment’s notice, without hesitation and with a full heart. He helped make a simple ceremony special. We felt truly blessed by him and your family. All our prayers and love.

  8. Lynette Hollingsworth

    Sorry to learn of the loss of Mr. Jean. He was a wonderful person. I know your hearts are saddened by his loss. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family.

  9. Steve, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I know that he was very special to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. From David J Fedro, DO and Staff:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Jean’s family and Ginger. I had the honor of caring for JE during his prior illness and for myself and my staff, we will greatly miss him, our talks, his humor, and his love of his fellow man. He was an inspiration to all of us and will be in our memories forever. God Bless.

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