Jane Curry Manning Breeland

Published 10:28 pm Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jane Curry Manning Breeland died on April 24, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family after a long illness. Mrs. Breeland was born on Aug. 28, 1931, in McComb, Mississippi, to Mary Jane Elizabeth Bacot Manning and Durwood Warren Manning. She graduated from McComb High School and Mississippi State College for Women (MUW) with a degree in library science. At MUW, she was a member of the Masker Social Club.

Mrs. Breeland was a life member of the Junior Auxiliary, the Climbers Club and a charter member of the Krewe of Ceres. She was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church where she served as historian of the Women of the Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 63 years, Dr. Jewell J. Breland Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Marjorie Barron (Freddie), Jeri Swink (David), and Peggy Opiela (Ken) and her son, Durwood Breeland (Beth) and her grandchildren, Nathan Barron (Brittany), Christopher Barron, Brennan Breeland (Nikki), Ryan Breeland (Alexis), and Anna Rachel Breeland, Jamison Roane (Meagan) and Jayne Ellen Opiela. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a half-sister, Viola Kelly and nephew, Nathan Ripp.

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Jane was the bedrock of her family. She was a gourmet cook and loved entertaining her family and friends and especially enjoyed her membership in her Supper Club. She was an avid sports fan and loved the Rebels and the Saints. She also enjoyed travelling, reading and playing bridge. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

The family of Jane Breeland would like to express their heart-felt appreciation to Tonya Anderson, Charlene Johnson, Edna Whittaker, Cynthia Stewart and Betty Morris for their loving care these last months.

Receiving of family and friends will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Riverwood Family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, Brookhaven, or the Alzheimer’s Association.