Jeanetta S. Whiteman
Jeanetta S. Whiteman
  • July 21, 1935 - November 27, 2016
  • Apopka, Florida

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Jeanetta S. Whiteman, affectionately known as “Sis", was born to the late Anita Sewell and Clarence Stephenson and was one of five siblings. Jeanetta was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica West Indies. She migrated to the United States where she lived in Bronx, NY and then relocated to Apopka, FL. While in New York, she worked as a housekeeper for 27 years at Metropolitan Hospital until her retirement.

While in New York, she was a dedicated and an unwavering member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was baptized on August 8, 1970 and has faithfully served for 46 years. She has been a pioneer for 22 years as well. Upon her relocation to Apopka in December 2007, she joined the Apopka Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and continued her pioneering duties while remaining steadfast in her beliefs. She would always say it was one of her greatest joys meeting the brothers and sisters in her current congregation as they have been a blessing and comfort to her. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a generous woman who extended care and expressions of love to everyone in her path. She loved reading the Bible, talking about Jehovah, using her biblical knowledge to encourage and strengthen others. She impacted the life of all those she came in contact with by providing a lending ear, advice, and played the role of a mentor and friend to everyone. She was always gracious and willing to support her friends and family in their time of need whether they needed a place to stay or food to eat.

Jeanetta S. Whiteman is survived by her siblings (Justin McFarlane, Kerlena Buckley, Elean Wright), two daughters (Phyllis Young and Lorna Young), grandchildren (Paul Grant, Lascelles Brown (Imani Brown), Tyrone Grant, Markita Anderson, Renee Cover, Rashon Cover), great grandchildren (Elijah Brown, Elim Brown, Adele Williams), an adoring host of nieces and nephews, and a plethora of friends to cherish her memory. She will be dearly missed.