Jeanette S Wasden

June 7, 1935February 20, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jeanette S. Wasden, 75, entered into rest on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was a member of Glenn Hills Baptist Church. Jeanette was a School Teacher at Bungalow Elementary School before retiring from the Richmond County Board of Education after 31 years of service. She was known to her family as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcie Simmons and Runell S. Arnold, and a brother, Paul Simmons. Jeanette is survived by her husband, James Wasden; daughter, Jena (Parish) Farrow of Augusta, GA; sons, Doug (Brenda) Wasden of Hephzibah, GA and Brad (Penny) Wasden of N. Augusta, SC; brothers, Braxton Simmons of Hazelhurst, GA and Alton Simmons of Twin City, GA; 9 grandchildren, Bryan Wasden, Phillip Wasden, Kadie Wasden, Cole Wasden, Madelyn Wasden, Christian Wasden, Elisia McDonald, Jennifer Farrow, and Parish Farrow, Jr.; 3 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Road Chapel with Mr. Edgar Stark and Rev. David Stockton officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Bryan Wasden, Phillip Wasden, Cole Wasden, Christian Wasden, Rusty Simmons, and Braxton Simmons, Jr. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906, 706.793.0123.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Penny Wasden

September 6, 2011

Brad and I were at Cracker Barrel today and I had a biscuit....for the first time in probably a year. I made the waiter go get Blackberry preserves out of habit, and I made it up with butter and preserves. Pretty normal, I guess, but when I took a bite, literally I saw your sweet face and thought about you so intensely that I sat there with a mouth full of biscuit crying and unable to hardly swallow. To think I would have never known the difference between jelly and preserves without you, mama...truly you taught me so much about the sweetness of life...

Pauline Weis

March 15, 2011

Dear: Sweet Doug & Brenda,

I never knew your mother, but what I've heard; she was an amazing gracious lady. I know this time is hard & she is greatly missed by you & your family, but just know that she rests peacefully in the arms of our Heavenly Father. You will again one day be blessed with her presence, until then you & your family will be thought of and prayed for.

Love Always, your friend in Christ,

Penny Wasden

March 10, 2011

After two weeks, mama, I find that I think of who you were before more and more often. I am grateful for that...I miss you and often wish we were discussing the children, their accomplishments, our dreams for them and the missing ingredient for a recipe. I miss the every day we use to share...thank you for who you've been to me. I look forward with hope to the day of continuing so many of our conversations...the many we shared and that never ended in my mind...just had pauses until the next time.

Mary Kilgore

March 5, 2011

To the Wasden Family,
Jeanette was a very loving person to her family and friends. She will surely be missed by everyone who knew her. God bless the family. I love you all.

Brenda Wasden

February 26, 2011

When I joined this family 31 years ago little did I know just how my life would be blessed by my dear Mother-in-law. I use the term Mother-in-law, however – Mama - always embraced me and loved me as if I were her very own.
Mama was the epitome of grace. I never heard her speak ill of another person. She was kind, loving and giving; a true living example of God’s love and a reflection of Christ her Lord.
Mama loved the Lord and she loved her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
There was no end to Mama’s service and love for our family. She loved so unselfishly. Many times Mama helped me and our family through hard times. She did everything from cooking, cleaning and taking care of our children when I was unable to do so to staining siding and hanging insulation in our home when we were rebuilding after a fire!
Mama absolutely adored her grandchildren. She along with Papa spent many hours at ball games and other activities the grandchildren were involved in. She always cherished each opportunity when she could keep the grandchildren. She would make those visits so special for them. Spending time with them was food for her soul!
Mama loved me and encouraged me. She was an inspiration to me, and she taught me many things through the years. Not just things like cooking and sewing, but eternal things. She taught me about her son, my Doug, and gave me wonderful advice on how to love him and accept him for who he was.
During Mama’s illness when she couldn’t remember very well – I longed for a precious glimpse of remembrance. There were rare moments when she would look me in the eye with love and call my name. I was so blessed by each of these moments.
I praise God for Mama. I praise Him for her life, love and for all the blessed memories I have of her.
I will truly miss her.

Charmaine McManus Schoellkopf

February 25, 2011

Mr. Wasden, Doug, Brad and Jena,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember all the wonderful memories with your family and how kind Mrs. Wasden was to me. She was a second Mom to me for many years. I feel so blessed to be a part of her amazing life. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. My love to you all. God Bless.

Linda Sharpton

February 25, 2011

I love you all, and I'm praying for you to be blessed with all the wonderful happy memories that God can fill your hearts and minds with!

Danita Dukes Sutton

February 23, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Wayne&Peggy Smith

February 23, 2011

May God give you comfort in your loss.It's only a brief period until reunion,but we need His grace during the separation.Our family has fond memories of the days when the boys played baseball and I had the privilege of coaching. Our son,Steve remembers Mrs. Wasden as one of his favorite teachers. We add our prayers for each of you in your grief. May God richly bless each member of the family.

Sissy Sweat-Morris

February 23, 2011

Brad,Doug,Jena,Mr Wasden-Our thoughts and prayers go out to youall at this diffcult time Danny & I know what it is like to lose a Mother & Dad we all have great memories growing up with youall in church. Your Mom and Dad are two wonderful people.Love Sissy