A funeral service honoring the life of Jeannine Virginia Marien Ammons, 63 will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. at Hixon Brothers Funeral Home, 2701 Military Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360 with internment to follow at McNutt Hill Cemetery, Boyce, LA.
Jeannine was born on March 28, 1959 in Alexandria, LA to Martha Layssard Marien and Francis Marvin Marien and passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family after an eight-month long battle with brain cancer on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in Shreveport, LA. She was preceded in death by her Father, Francis Marvin Marien, her Mother, Martha Layssard Marien, her sister Francis M Middleton, and her brother, James A Marien. She is survived by her husband and life partner of 28 years, Kevin S Ammons, her brother Joseph M Marien, her sister Martha M Perkins, and her sister Angelia M Dunn; a host of nieces and nephews, friends and her cat Toby are left to cherish her memory.
Jeannine’s father passed away when she was 14 and she was emancipated and on her own by 17. She worked much of her teen age years and almost all of her adult life. She completed cosmetology school and worked as a hair stylist in Baton Rouge in her 20s. She started college in earnest in her 30s and received her first bachelor’s degree then, after which she worked as a librarian, social worker, a counselor at the Louisiana School for Math Sciences and the Arts, and a high school special education teacher. She completed another bachelor’s degree and her Masters of Social Work in her 50s. She then began the work that became the major passion of her life, helping veterans cope with their problems. She first worked as a contractor to the Shreveport Vets Center at Counseling Services Inc, in Natchitoches, LA. She then worked for the Alexandria Vets Center and finished her career working at the Shreveport Vets Center. During this time she helped hundreds of Veterans with a wide variety of problems.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests making a donation to charities supporting veterans or charities supporting brain cancer research and those suffering from this terrible illness.