Thelma Natalie George Jaeger went to be with her Lord on July 6,2019 after a long struggle with heart disease.
She was preceded in death by her father,Francis Marion George, her mother Mae Belle Amacker George, and her brother Jefferson Marion George, all of Kentwood, Louisiana. She lost her husband, Leonard Patrick Jaeger in 1989. She also lost her grandson John Gideon Brands in 2009. She is survived by her daughter,Susan Marie Jaeger Brands (James), and her granddaughters Carol Susan Brands and Christine Jaeger Brands.
Thelma was born on January 30, 1924 in Kentwood, Louisiana. She worked for Illinois Central and Southern Pacific railroads during World War II. She married Leonard Jaeger in 1952. Thelma went to work for the City of New Orleans and rose to Clerk 3 in the department of Council Research. She retired after nearly 30 years to pursue her life-long dream of a college degree. Thelma received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1996, when she was 72 years old. She survived breast cancer and Hurricane Katrina, moving from Gentilly in New Orleans to Kenner, Louisiana in 2006.
Thank you First Grace UMC Pastor Shawn Anglim, UMW leader Martha Washington, First Grace Care Committee members Carolyn, Laurie, Era, and Pinky.
Thank you Louisiana Hospice, Dee, Alexis, Tracy, and all the nurses. Thelma died at home and in her sleep just as she wanted. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11 A.M. at First Grace United Methodist Church 3401 Canal Street Wednesday July 17. Funeral service will be at 11 A.M. with interment to follow in St. Louis #3 Cemetery