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Jeanne Ballard Bessette

February 9, 1948 - January 6, 2017

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Jeanne Lorraine Bessette Ballard passed away peacefully at Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House in Tallahassee, FL on January 6, 2017 at the age of 68.

Jeanne is survived by daughter Lesley Ballard of Tallahassee and several aunts, uncles and cousins, too numerous to mention.

Jeanne was born on February 9, 1948 in Providence, RI, the only child of George and Angela Guerra Bessette and grew up in Hampton, CT and Wytheville, VA.

She graduated from Emory & Henry College in 1972 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. 

Jeanne resided for many years in Abingdon, VA, taught elementary school and later had a career with and retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as an Agricultural Commodity Grader and Marketing Specialist.

A memorial service will be held in the Spring at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Cranston, RI.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to The ALS Association Florida Chapter, Inc. 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619, Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308, or to your local animal shelter.