Jewell Dean

May 30, 1925September 4, 2011

Dean, Jewell Ware “Gran” Jewell Ware Dean was promoted to the “Glory” Sunday School class late Sunday evening at the Butterfly Unit of The Hospice of Baton Rouge. Jewell was surrounded by her children as she was peacefully called home. She was born in Alexandria and previously resided in Opelousas, LA, Athens, TX and finally returned home to Baton Rouge. She graduated from Bolton High School and Louisiana College. She was a retired English teacher of Livingston Parish and a fierce grammarian. She was a long time member of Florida Boulevard Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, LA and Fellowship Baptist Church of Athens, TX. She was 86 years old. Jewell was the daughter of Louella Pierce Ware and Edwin O. Ware, Jr. of Alexandria who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her sisters Dorothy Ruth Brown and Mary “Sister” Dvoark. She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-five years, Dr. Bryant E. Dean, her son Michael Dean and wife Linda of Athens, TX, daughters Patricia Wall and husband Don of Baton Rouge, Julia Wall and husband Gary of Montgomery, TX, and Rebecca Brice and husband Mike of Baton Rouge. She is also survived by nine grandchildren Kristi Frye and husband Jeff, Jason Wall and wife Angie, Chris Wall and wife Melissa, Jared Wall, Kevin Dean and wife Jennifer, Allison Ackerman and husband Jerrad, Marcus Wall and wife Kathy, Michael Wall and wife Meaghan, Ryan Brice and wife Cristy, and fifteen great-grandchildren, Alex and Abby Frye, Hannah and Hayley Wall, Kaitlyn Jackson and Keith Wall, Caleb and Madison Wall, Aiden and Corbin Wall, Jackson and Grayson Wall, Lily and Ella Ackerman, and Brody Brice. Also surviving her are two brothers Edwin “Sonny” Ware, III and wife Barbara of Alexandria and Billy Ware of Haughton, LA and sister in law, Zepher Dean of Alexandria, LA. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Special thanks to her caregivers Michelle Sargent of Athens and Keosha Martin of Baton Rouge for their attention and love given to our Mother. Also to Dr. Gerald Barber and the nurses and staff of the Butterfly Wing Unit. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA, Tuesday September 6, 2011 from 10am until services in the funeral home chapel at 2pm with the Revs. Mike Dean, Thurston Brice and Ryan Brice officiating. Honored to be pallbearers are her grandsons Jason Wall, Jared Wall, Kevin Dean, Chris Wall, Marcus Wall, Michael Wall, Ryan Brice and Jeff Frye. Honorary pallbearer is Keith Wall. A woman of great faith, she was immensely devoted to her family and leaves a legacy of kindness, love, great cooking, and wonderful memories that will continue in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We love you, Gran! Family request that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Fellowship Baptist Church PO Box 1434 Athens, TX 75751. Please visit to leave messages and memories for the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 6, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jewell Dean

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October 18, 2011

I just learned of Aunt Jewell's passing, and I wish to express my condolences to her family. The pictures bring back fond memories of the aunt of my childhood. She and her sisters are surely celebrating a joyful reunion in their heavenly reward.
Suzanne Rose (Owensboro, Ky.)

Liz Lewis-Fuentes

September 19, 2011

I am also a former student of Mrs. Dean. I was in her class with Jason Latimer. I chuckled when I read "a fierce grammarian". Mrs. Dean is always a topic of disucssion when classmates gather as we did this weekend for our 25th reunion. I will never forget how to diagram a sentence. What a blessing we all had in Mrs. Dean.

Jason Latimer

September 15, 2011

To say Mrs. Dean was "a fierce grammarian" is the understatement of the year. As a former student (7th & 8th Grade Denham Jr. High), I think of her when my office mates bring documents to me to proofread. Her command of the English language is legendary among those of us who were blessed enough to be her students. I tell my children that I hope they are taught by a "Mrs. Dean" one day. They just don't make them like her anymore....

My prayers are with you and your family.

Jason Latimer

Kay Brown

September 12, 2011

Hello Dean family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Aunt Jewell with affection.

Barbara Dugas Cheney

September 11, 2011

I had the privilege of working with Mrs Dean at Denham Springs Junior HIgh.She was a wonderful and beautiful friend. She had the highest respect of all of the faculty and Staff. She taught many that have gone on to do great things.I know that many beautiful memories will help you through this difficult time. Prayers for the family. Love you Mrs D.

Charlene Brumfield

September 6, 2011

John and I have fond memories of the days at FBBC with Mrs. Jewel and the Dean family. We are praying for all of you as you continue to care for Bro. Dean and as you deal with your loss of Mrs. Jewel. The Lord is in His Glory with HER in His presence.

Betsy Muller

September 6, 2011

Peace and Prayers to the whole family. Such fond memories of you all.
Betsy Raborn Muller
Jimmy Muller

Charlotte Hughes

September 6, 2011

To the Dean Family, Mrs. Dean taught me English in the 7th grade. She was amazing and one of my favorite teachers. She taught her students so much more than English. She was loved and respected by all. Please know how very sorry I am for your loss. She was a treaure. Charlotte Hughes Herbert

Norma Partin Cook

September 6, 2011

Dear Brother Dean and Family,
I am so sorry for the on-going of your beloved Jewel. While at FBBC she was a very special friend to me. May the Lord bless you and keep you in His loving arms at this time of need.

Tami Pauley

September 6, 2011

The family of Parkwood Baptist Church is praying for you in the loss of your loved one. May the Lord sustain you through this time and may you feel His loving arms around you.