Jan Mann, 72, of Fayetteville

Jan Mann, 72, of Fayetteville passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 after a hard-fought battle with illness.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Bob D. Mann, Sr.; sons, Dino Mann and his wife Robyn, and Dennis Mann; daughters, Dana Odell and her husband Rusty, Darlene Smith and her husband Johnny, and Debbie Gullivan and her husband Chuck; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life in Jan’s memory on Saturday, March 5 from 4 to 6 PM at the Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, 180 Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bob Mann at any Wells Fargo Bank.

Jan had an undying love for children and their education. She fought hard with the school board in Miami, Florida, on behalf of underprivileged and troubled children. This fight led to an alternative school being developed of which she is the namesake. The Jan Mann School of Opportunity was dedicated in 1983 and the new building was rededicated to Jan in the early 90’s. When Jan moved to Georgia she began working for MDA where she became one of the top fundraisers for Jerry’s Kids. She was a blessing to many and loved by all.

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