Jennie Pauline Courtney, 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 25, 2022, in Clinton, Louisiana. Jennie was born on May 4, 1931, in Finger, Tennessee. She went to Pearl River Jr. College, where she met the love of her life, Kline Courtney. She and Kline moved to Central, married 63 years, raising three children. She was a loving wife, devoted daughter, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Jennie was a lifelong caregiver, first raising her three children and then caring for all of those around her. Jennie worked for EBRP schools, driving a school bus, owned her own hair salon and was a certified tax preparer. She deeply loved her family and friends; a warm heart and support was never far with Jennie. She enjoyed her grandchildren, watching sports, fishing and traveling in the motorhome.
Jennie is survived by daughter Minta Courtney Booker (Rodney Booker, Sr.); Two Sons, Donnie Kline Courtney, Rubin Dale Courtney (Katie): grandchildren, Tammy Ballard, April Ballard Hanson (Brian), Josh Courtney (Whitney), Kelsey Courtney, Brittany Frost (Jeffery); and great grandchildren: Cade Cassels (Danae), Courtney Ballard, Greyson Hanson, Kristin Booker and Katlynn Nolan, George Evans Courtney, Benjamin Courtney, John Kline Courtney, Thomas Courtney, Branden Kimery, Kaylea Kimery, Kinsley Frost and Wyatt Frost, Mailey Jade Matthews; her brother Billy (Linda) and sister Joyce Leath Kammer (Bill).
Jennie was preceded in death by her parents Minta Pauline and John Leath, her husband Kline Courtney; siblings Charlie Leath, Mary Leath Braly, Johnnie Leath Longmire, Roy Leath, Richard Leath, Virginia Ann Day; grandson Rodney Booker, Jr.
The family requested that visiting hours be observed on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm with services immediately following at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway. Interment will take place at Resthaven Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dale Courtney, Josh Courtney, Brian Hanson, Cade Cassels, Chris Day, Michael Day.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made at www.stjude.org/donate .