Jeanne Averett (Averett) Blake

August 13, 1948 ~ February 22, 2022 (age 73)


Jeanne Averett Blake, a resident of Dothan, Alabama died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Southeast Health after an extended illness. She was 73.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2PM, Sunday, February 27, 2022 in Clearman Chapel at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Dr. Ricky Plummer officiating.

Jeanne Blake was born in Montgomery, Alabama at Maxwell AFB on August 13, 1948. Her father Dill Averett was activity duty Air Force, so she lived in many different states and in France for 3 1/2 years. She attended Enterprise State Junior College then transferred to Auburn University. Jeanne completed her Bachelor of Education degree in secondary education at Florida International University. She lived in Homestead, Florida before moving to Montgomery, Alabama where she earned an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy and worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant at St. Margaret’s Hospital. She also received a certificate in massage therapy from the Bluefield School of Massage therapy in Mobile, Alabama and opened her own business in the Baldwin County town of Loxley. Jeanne loved the Lord and attended Christ Presbyterian Church in Daphne, Alabama before moving to Dothan. She was an animal lover and staunch supporter of our country’s military. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, reading, supporting the Auburn Tigers and being with family.

Our beloved Jeanne will be dearly missed by her sons Lewis Dale Blake (Dori) of Mobile, and Carey Averett Blake (Kelley) of Dothan; grandchildren Hallie Blake and Jackson Blake of Dothan; sisters, Janet Holmes of Alex City, Alabama, Faye Gilbert (Jerry) of Columbiana, Alabama, and Stacy Free (Tony) of Glencoe, Alabama; several nieces and nephews and their families; and her beloved kitties, Sophie, Jude, and Jazzy.

She was preceded in death by her father Horace Dillard Averett and Maude Parker Averett, and one sister, Joy Baker.  

Jeanne had a passion for animals, especially those needing rescue. You can honor her memory by donating to: Kitty Kottage PayPal at and Venmo @kitty-kottage-dothan.

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Celebration of Life
February 27, 2022

2:00 PM
Southern Heritage Funeral Home
1000 Hodgesville Rd
Dothan, AL 36301

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