Jeanie Arlene Black

Jeanie Arlene Black

July 1943 ~ August 2018

Jeanie Black was born July 16, 1943 in San Saba, Texas to Leonard Cage and Willie Viola Moore.  She spent the first 13 years in San Saba surrounded by friends and extended family before her father moved the family to Odessa, TX.  Jeanie went on to complete high school at Ector High in 1961.  After high school, Jeanie worked for Bell telephone as an operator.  She attended church in Odessa where she met Peggy Ogburn, who told her, you need to meet my brother.  She was introduced to Jack Black in November 1962 and they fell in love quickly and were married April 13, 1963.  A few months later, they decided to move to Modesto, CA, where Jack had family.  She transferred her job with Bell telephone and worked in Modesto and the young couple became involved with the 6th and G church in Modesto.  In 1964, Jack and Jeanie welcomed their first child, Latricia.   In 1968 Ronald Dean was born and Jeanie had now become a stay at home mom.  In 1972 Jack and Jeanie started Quality Plumbing, where Jeanie did the bookkeeping and made deliveries for the family business.  Jack and Jeanie were very involved in their church and were avid bowlers, Jeanie bowled in the women’s and couples leagues. In 1993, Jack’s work took them to Arkansas, then Fletcher, OK.  In 2002, Jack passed away and in 2003 Jeanie moved to Escalon, CA to live with her daughter and family.

Jeanie was a wonderful cook. If you went to Jack and Jeanie’s house, you would always find yourself being fed.  It didn’t matter how many showed up, there was always room at the table, enough to eat, good conversation, and yes, always plenty of laughter.  They hosted numerous BBQs and potlucks as well as hosting the Modesto Christian High football team on Monday nights for spaghetti dinnerd and watching game films.  Jeanie loved to serve others. It gave her great joy.

Jeanie had a wonderful sense of humor and her laugh was infectious.  Her grandchildren would purposely try and find movies so they could hear her laugh.  Her favorites were Secondhand Lions, Dennis the Menace, and Dumb and Dumber.  The whole room would be laughing when Jeanie laughed.

Jeanie was a servant for the Lord and read her Bible daily.  She lived her life for the Lord.  She was a prayer warrior.  Anytime anyone asked for prayer, she was praying.   Many times she was already praying for someone before they even asked because she had that kind of relationship with the Lord, where she would be woken from sleep with their name on her mind and would immediately start praying.  She prayed without ceasing.

Jeanie was preceded in death by her husband Jack Black, father Leonard Cage Moore, mother Willie Viola Moore, sister Gettone Moore, and brother Donald Moore. She leaves behind her brother Leonard (Scooter) of Las Cruces, NM, daughter Latricia Mynear, son in law Dave, son Ronald Dean Black, daughter in law Kim, and 6 grandchildren: Brett (Carly), Justin (Brittney), Brock, Blake (Christy), Elizabeth and Madelynn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank her church family at Richland Faith Assembly of God in Ceres, for their undying love and support for the past 33 years. They have been there for her, loved, prayed and supported her diligently all these years.

Visitation at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 3:00pm ~ 7:00pm. Funeral will be at Richland Faith Assembly of God in Ceres, CA, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 10:00am followed by burial at Lakewood Memorial Park.

6 Comments

  • Kim Miller August 20, 2018 10:26 pm

    I have so many good memories of Jeanie who was like a 2nd mom to me. She was truly an inspiration to me as I watched her diligently serve the Lord and take care of her family. She had so much love to give and was always willing to help out wherever needed. Her beautiful smile always lifted my spirits. She will be greatly missed! Praying for you Trish, Ronnie and family, for peace and comfort. You truly had one of the best moms in the world!
    Kim Grigsby-Miller and Family

  • Dede Carlson August 20, 2018 10:28 pm

    A true blue individual who loved God. Til we meet again on that beautiful shore. Love you!

  • Chris Henry August 20, 2018 11:36 pm

    One of my favorite people. Things haven’t been the same at church without you the last year. I’ll sure miss you, my friend.

  • Ricky & Sharon Severe August 21, 2018 3:30 am

    Jeanie was so loving & always had a smile. She did love to pray. I remember one time going to a restaurant with Jeanie & she ordered a piece of pie. She carried sweet & low with her all the time. She went to get one out of her purse to put in her coffee & I said why don’t you just use sugar since you’re eating pie…and she said…you have to cut back somewhere kid!! Then we both just laughed! She was a precious friend that we thought of like family! She’s ran her race & now is rejoicing with her Lord & Savior & all her loved ones. It’s going to be a great reunion in heaven someday! We love you Trish & Ronnie & you & your family are in our prayers! Hugs & Kisses.

    Ricky & Sharon Severe

  • Rick Hartsfield August 21, 2018 5:14 pm

    There was certainly just one Jeannie. Her laugh was contagious, you couldn’t help but laugh when she laughed. She was also a prayer warrior. Loved her dearly. She will be missed.

  • Lynne Olivieri August 22, 2018 3:32 pm

    I met Jeanie a few years ago when she moved into the vacant house next door to me here in Escalon. She was so warm and friendly, we became friends very quickly. Jeanie always looked on the bright side of things, and she was a great source of inspiration for me. We continued our friendship after her health began to decline and she had to move back to her daughter’s, having “adventures”, as she called them, and usually ending up at Perko’s for meat loaf and mashed potatoes. Always with a comforting heart and a ready smile, Jeanie will be sincerely missed. She was one of a kind.

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