Jane Fleenor Lower passed away on June 21, 2017. Jane was hospitalized on June 4, 2017, where she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She succumbed to this illness early Wednesday morning. She was 79 years old, born in Winston-Salem, NC, on September 9, 1937.
Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Georgie Fleenor of Roanoke, VA, and her brother Wilbur Fleenor, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Warren Comer Lower of Gainesville, GA; her sister, Mary Ann Long of Winston-Salem, NC; her children David (and Tami) Lower of Medina, OH, Amy Beth (and Clayton) Pierce of Salem, VA, and Cindy (and Wally) Enzor of Gainesville, GA; as well as her five grandchildren: Evans Pierce, a student at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Payton Lower, a student at Miami University in Oxford, OH, and Will, Jacob, and Addison Enzor of Gainesville, GA.
Jane graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke and attended National Business College. She and Warren married on February 13, 1960, in seventeen inches of snow. They made their life together in Bristol, VA, and Lenoir, NC, before settling and raising their three children in Roanoke, where they were active members of Windsor Hills United Methodist Church. In 1984, Jane and Warren left the snow in Virginia and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, to begin a career in the hospitality industry. They ultimately became the long-time managers of the Bel Aire Motel in North Myrtle Beach. Jane loved everything about the beach and the ocean. She spent her vacations in Florida and cruising the Caribbean. Upon retirement Jane and Warren left the beach life, and relocated in 2005 to be near family in Gainesville, GA.
For over a decade, Jane was heavily involved in her church, Gainesville First United Methodist. She was an active member of the COMET Sunday School Class, Gadabouts, and Fifty Plus. She also enjoyed playing Bridge weekly at the church and regularly attended the Mexican Train group. For many years Jane coordinated the excursions for the Active Adults taking them on many bus trips and cruises, as well as local day trips. She loved to travel, read, garden, and spend time with her friends. Most of all Jane (Nana) loved being a Nana, and she loved to spend time with her family. She followed all of the activities of her grandchildren near and far. She was proud of each of them and kept up with everything they did from Ballet to Hockey.
A memorial service for Jane is planned for Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the Gainesville First United Methodist Church Chapel. The family will receive friends after the service in the Church Gathering Room. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations in her memory to The COMET Sunday School Class at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com. Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, Georgia 30501. 770-297-6200.