Jane Fendig Ledbetter

March 17, 1930 — June 14, 2021

Jane Fendig Ledbetter

Jane Fendig Ledbetter passed away peacefully on June 14, 2021. Jane was born in Brunswick, Georgia on March 17, 1930, daughter of Gladys and Albert Fendig, Sr. Jane had two brothers, Albert Fendig, Jr. (Joyce) and James Gowen Fendig (Ann), and one sister, Deneen Fendig Fowler.


Jane was married to Wallace Smith (“Smitty”) Ledbetter on September 20, 1952. She is survived by her four children, Wallace Smith Ledbetter, III (Martha), Susan Ledbetter Bennett, James Fendig Ledbetter (Barbara), and Glenn Wright Ledbetter and her grandchildren, Simon Ledbetter (Amber), Stacey Giles (Nathan), Brooke Shaw (Jamie), Meredith Kim (Solomon), John Kundycki, Emily Kundycki-Steele (Evan), Wright Ledbetter and Anna Jane Ledbetter. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Eli Kim, Leila Shaw and Emmaline Ledbetter. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, her sister Deneen, brother James, granddaughter Mary Laurel Ledbetter and son in law Michael Bennett.

Jane was a lifetime resident of Glynn County and spent most of her years at her home on Major Wright Road, St. Simons Island, Georgia where she loved gardening and had a fabulous collection of azaleas and camellias. As a direct descendant of some of the earliest settlers of St. Simons, she had a deep love of the Island and sought to protect the natural habit from the hazards of development. Jane served for many years at the Casino Garden Club, served as President and life member of the Georgia Garden Club, was instrumental in having St. Simons declared a bird sanctuary and helped to establish the Museum of Coastal History. Jane was known for her generosity, her flower arrangements and dedication to her family.

A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, June 24th at 10am at the family plot in Christ Church Cemetery, 6329 Frederica Road, St Simons Island, Georgia.

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