In Memory

Jane Louise Post (Ellis)

Jane Louise Post (Ellis)

      Jane Louise Post Ellis

Jane sailed off to her next Safe Harbor Friday, June 17, 2022. Her crew will be so excited to see her. She was a native of Battle Creek, Michigan and a resident of Conover, North Carolina. Following high school, Jane was employed for a time with the Department of Agriculture, then spent 24 years with Kellogg's, first in Battle Creek, and then in Charlotte, NC. Jane was passionate about everything she did. When she lived and worked in Michigan, she kept a 21- and then a 25-foot sailboat in South Haven, MI. She and her first mate, son Thomas L Pearson, Jr. (TJ) spent virtually every weekend on her boat. She developed life-long friendships with the rowdy crowd on Lake Michigan. The water (unsalted, please) was a lifelong love of hers, as was being on the water with her friends, like the Salty Sisters. She also played on a “Senior” soccer team, and had great stories with the “Soccer Girls.”  After TJ graduated from high school, she accepted a position with Kellogg's in a new sales office in Charlotte, NC, working in Customer Service. She always hated leaving beautiful southwest Michigan, but took every opportunity to go back and visit her special friends. In Charlotte, she met Ed on a backup blind date, and the two started a beautiful relationship. After she retired from Kellogg's in 1996, they moved to Marietta GA and Jacksonville Beach FL. She married Ed in 1997, becoming the Wicked Stepmother (WSM) to Drew. Then, her passion for artistic expression really blossomed. She was always frustrated that her Dad wouldn't let her attend Art School when she was younger, but through years of experimenting and self-teaching, she perfected her techniques in art and stained glass, was an excellent seamstress, and did particularly creative ceramic tile. Her real passion was interior decorating. She started a business, Jane's Posh Post, and did faux finishes, tile, furniture painting, and all kinds of “embellishments” She had a sense of color and style that was always unique and beautiful. There are many examples of her work in great houses in St. Petersburg. The houses she and Ed owned were always a showcase for her works. She was also an avid therapeutic clown for St. Anthony's Hospital for several years. Her energy and passion for her interests and helping other people were boundless. But, the major passion in her life was always her friends. She had circles of long-time friends everywhere she went – from Michigan Salty Sisters and Porch Girls to Jacksonville, St. Petersburg (Sassy Sisters), Sarasota, and finally to Conover. She (and Ed) have met the most wonderful people who will remain friends forever. Wherever she was, she always attracted great people who liked to have a good time. Jane was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, son TJ, and sister Sandra Fredrickson. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Ed, by sister Nina (Stan) Urbanik of Fairfield Glades, TN, stepson Drew (Sam) Ellis of Philadelphia, and daughter-in-law Lauren Pearson of Bridgman, MI, as well as cousins, nieces, and nephews. She will be greatly missed by those who were lucky enough to know her. She valued everyone. She was compassionate, committed to maintaining and nurturing relationships, and completely devoted to family and friends. Follow the link below to Bennett Funeral Service to view Jane’s full obituary.

Information from Bennett Funeral Service, Newton, North Carolina online on June 24, 2022

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06/24/22 08:37 PM #1    

Sondra Moffitt (Buckner)

I am saddened by the loss of Jane.  She was always the sweetest and I don't recall her ever saying an unkind word about anyone !  She is now with her beloved son, sailing together.  I pray she is at peace


06/25/22 12:31 PM #2    

Thomas Lusk

So sorry to hear of Jane's passing.  WONDERFUL life for WONDERFUL LADY!  Rest In Peace Jane.

06/25/22 03:37 PM #3    

Phillip Hersha

What a wonderful life lived well. Go in peace.


06/26/22 03:47 PM #4    

Gayle Bonifer (Duncan)

Jane was beautiful inside and out.  She was the sweetest person and very kind. Gone too soon...


06/27/22 03:44 PM #5    

Carolyn Williams (Jeffers)

Like many of you have posted Fred and I think Jane was one of the sweetest girls in our graduating class.  We had the pleasure of slipping a boat in the same marina Jane had her sail boat in and we had several nice visits with her.  Her loss will be felt deeply by her loved ones and our thoughts go out to them.  Rest In Peace Jane you have left a an impression on us all.

06/28/22 08:34 AM #6    

Ken Long

Jane Post was a very beautiful woman who led a very full and Blessed life.I remember her saying hi to me once or twice in the hallways of BCCHS.

06/28/22 05:23 PM #7    

Jeff Brackett

RIP Jane.  I'm sorry for our loss.  

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