Jean Lang Kwilecki

Published 11:12 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jean Lang Kwilecki

August 17, 2015

Jean Lang Kwilecki, a long time resident of Bainbridge, died Monday, August 17, 2015.

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The graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Oak City Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Webb officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

Mrs. Kwilecki was born December 29, 1920 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gustave J. Lang and Margaret Ammon Lang. She graduated from the Emma Willard School and Sarah Lawrence College.

In 1942 she married Julian Gerard Kwilecki, Jr., and they settled in Bainbridge after WWII.

An avid reader, Mrs. Kwilecki was a member of the Bainbridge Book Club. She loved to play bridge and was the last living member of her bridge club. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

For years, she was the secretary in her husband’s architectural firm. She and her husband were exceptionally devoted to one another; they shared many interests and loved to travel. Later they spent many happy times at their place at Seagrove Beach, Florida.

Jean was a vivacious person, who enthusiastically embraced life. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends, but her greatest joys were her husband, children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of fifty-eight years.

She is survived by their three children: Julian Gerard Kwilecki, III (Penny) of Bainbridge, Margaret K. Howard (Gene) of Athens, Ga. and Catherine K. Herndon (Len) of Destin, Fla.

Grandchildren: Vivian Sapp (Chris) of Cairo, J. Gerard Kwilecki, IV (Deanna) of Jackson, Ala., Christopher Kwilecki (Lori) of Tampa, Fla., Cate Davis (Trey) of Concord, NC, Anne Thompson (Jim) of Atlanta, Ga., Elizabeth Howard of Athens, Ga., Caroline Busker (Jay) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Hugh Herndon (Mary) of Destin and fourteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Southwest Georgia Regional Library, 301 S. Monroe Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819, Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819,or Bainbridge Little Theater, 220 East Troupe Street, Bainbridge, GA 39817.

The family is grateful for the special caregivers, who lovingly cared for “Miss Jean” in her last years: Eileen Ulmer, Robin Ingram, Brenda Cowart, Linda Addison, Kathy McDaniel, Cara Mitchell and Theresa Ruar