Jean Jinkins Sittig, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed from her earthly home to her eternal home on Saturday, Dec. 12.
The funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orange. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches.
Born in Nacogdoches, on Dec. 24, 1922, she was a daughter of James Farris and Era Irene (Simons) Jinkins. On June 28, 1946, she married the love of her life, Lloyd H. Sittig. Following their marriage, Lloyd and Jean moved to Orange where he began a long career with DuPont Sabine River Works and she began her teaching career with the Little Cypress School District. She retired from Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD following 36 years of dedicated service.
Jean was a long time, faithful member of First Baptist Church in Orange where she enjoyed the fellowship of her Bible Study class. She was a member of the Theta Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma; a life member of Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni and had been a long time member of the former Women’s Club of Orange.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 64 years, Lloyd H. Sittig.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. L. Farris and Sherry Sittig of Hixson, Tn; grandchildren, Travis Sittig and his wife, Colby of Morristown, NJ, Karrie Davis and her husband, Jon of Chattanooga, Tn; great grandchildren, Grace, Cannon and Clark Sittig and Josh, Katelyn and Heston Davis; sisters, Guinnell Jinkins Blake of Atlanta, Ga and Fairy Jinkins Pace of Mt. Enterprise.
Jean was a quiet, humble and faithful servant. Although she will be deeply missed, we rejoice that she is in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and is together again with her beloved Lloyd.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1453, Orange, Texas 77631 or to the charity of the donor’s choosing.