Jean Backus

October 30, 1944September 19, 2011

Mrs. Jean Backus, 66, entered into rest on Monday, September 19, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Willie Evans Mullinax and Myrtle Barrett. Those left behind to cherish her memory include her loving husband: Jim Backus; daughters: Tina (Eddie) Dukes and Pam (Gene) White; two grandchildren: Bobby Dukes and John Dukes; sisters: Toni and Diane. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 for 2-4PM and 6-8PM at Tara Garden Chapel 681 North Ave. Jonesboro, GA 30236 770-471-7171. Services honoring Mrs. Backus will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11AM in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Joe Mauthe officiating. Online condolences may be made


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Tina Dukes

September 25, 2011

You were more than just a mom to me. You was my friend. I will miss seeing and talking to you physically, but I will always love you and keep you in my heart.


September 23, 2011

Will miss you mom - love you always!!!

Stacy Ramey

September 23, 2011

You will be truly missed. We love you...

Ryan and Shannon Jett

September 22, 2011

Are thoughts are with you guys.

Ryan and Shannon Jett

September 22, 2011

It was a pleasure to have met Jean as I'm sure it was for all who knew her. Pam, we are so sorry for your loss.

John Dukes

September 22, 2011

She was the best grandma anyone could ever ask for. Not a day will pass when I won't think about her. I'm really going to miss her. I'll miss her magnificent personality. Everytime I saw her she always smiled at the sight of her family visiting. It's going to be hard for me to do the same without her. I love her and will forever miss her.

Bobby Dukes

September 22, 2011

Granny was the most amazing person to brighten my day. She taught me so much over these years. I will dearly miss her. She truly was the best person that anyone could ever know and talk to. Love you Granny and hope to see you again when that time comes. Rest in Peace.

gene white

September 22, 2011

she was the most kind person i have ever
known she give me wonderful gift of all
my wife!

eddie dukes

September 22, 2011

luv you gg

Dinah Titus

September 20, 2011

Marie - I'm so sorry to learn of your sister's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Love - Dinah