Jeanette Benton Sabiston, of Shallotte, passed away May 13, 2020, at home with her three daughters. Jeanette fought the good fight for the past 40 days while being hospitalized at Duke Hospital and then Tidelands Rehab in Little River, SC, all the while being separated from her family’s love.
Jeanette was a dedicated educator being a teacher’s assistant, school bus driver and substitute teacher spanning over thirty plus years. As recent as March 2020, she was still substitute teaching. Jeanette could not shop in Shallotte without a child coming up and hugging “Ms. Sabiston”. She also enjoyed bowling and participated on multiple teams, leagues and tournaments for well over thirty years. Jeanette and three of her lady bowlers also added trips to Vegas, Mississippi and Atlantic City for fun at the slots over the years. One special friend, Joyce Freeman was always by her side whether it be bowling or pulling levers.
Jeanette is survived by her three daughters, Sheila Hrubik (Paul), Donnette Golder (Mike) and Rhonda Sabiston, a sister, Christine Jones, a brother and his wife, Odell and Jean Benton, grandchildren, Kent Wyatt, Rebekah (Wyatt) Bellamy, Steven Miller, Michael Golder, Jr., great grandchild, Liam Bellamy, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by too many to mention loved ones. She had a good life.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 16, 2020. You may visit www.brunswickfuneralservice.com to leave a condolence message for the family. Social distancing will be the order. The family appreciates your understanding they will be unable to receive guests at their home. They look forward to better days to share stories of love and laughter about all our memories we shared with Jeanette.
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