Jennie Wilson Shultz
April 4, 1924 – February 28, 2019
“When you love and laugh abundantly, you live a beautiful life”—Unknown.
Jennie Wilson Fears Fontaine Shultz passed on to everlasting life on February 28, 2019. She was born on April 4, 1924 in Athens, Georgia, to Lizzie Lou Veale and Elliott Parks Fears. She was raised by her mother (“Mama Lou”) and her stepfather, Robert Carlton Downs (“Daddy Doc”). Throughout her life, Jennie lived in the areas of Athens, Atlanta, and Savannah, Georgia as well as Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, and Clermont, Florida. She loved music, dancing, White Zinfandel wine, and everything chocolate. Jennie also enjoyed painting, cross-stitch, and travelling the world with her beloved friends. She retired as a supervisor from the Life Insurance Company of Georgia. Jennie also survived polio at the age of 10 years old.
Most people are lucky to find true love only once in their lifetime; she was blessed to have found it twice. She was married to Roger Arthur Fontaine, Sr. from 1942 to 1977, and she was married again to Dudley Eugene Shultz from 2007 to 2014.
Jennie was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her son, Roger Arthur Fontaine, Jr. (“Skipper”), and her son-in-law, Jerry Russell Wilson.
Known as “Mother,” “Granny,” and “Gigi,” she is survived by her daughter, Nancy Fontaine Wilson; her granddaughter, Ami Wilson Taharka (Antonio), and her grandson, Jason Scott Wilson. Great-grandchildren include Antonio Taharka, Jr., Freddie Taharka, Tanya Wilson, and Tyanna Wilson and a great-great-grandson, Axel Miller. Jennie is also survived by her stepsons, Bob Shultz (Cindy) and Mike Shultz (Marilyn) along with 4 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00 AM at the McDonough Presbyterian Church, 427 McGarity Road, McDonough, GA 30252. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Jennie's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org
- Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Memorial Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Jennie Wilson Shultz
Monnie Ingram Allgood
March 5, 2019
I haven’t seen this Sweet Lady in too many years to count but will remember her sweet spirit and her endless love for family., Her love lives on inside each of you.
March 5, 2019
When I first meant Ms. Jennie I was working at the Station Exchange in Richmond Hill . When I seen her I feel in love with her spirit she was a loving caring person, she loved her some Mickey Mouse. I use to always feed her when I wasn’t supposed to every time I came to work and she seen me she always would say look at my boyfriend. We had that good bond I’m going to miss her dearly that was my baby. I’m going to miss you Ms. Jennie ❤️❤️❤️
Cindy and Bob Shultz
March 4, 2019
We have so many wonderful memories of Jennie! From the time she "stole" the most eligible widower at Magnolia Manor (Dudley), to their wedding and happy years to follow, she captured our hearts as well. We loved seeing her clap her hands with joy and smile when our family would come by to visit her. She especially loved seeing the grandchildren! She would refer to Bob as "Charlie Brown" and sing Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown for all to hear!
Lifting prayers for family and friends for comfort in the loss of Jennie. Heaven is a livelier place now for sure! We will smile as we remember her always.
Cindy and Robert Shultz (and family)