Jeanette Bridges Eiland

February 22, 1943 – March 19, 2023

Mrs. Jeanette Bridges Eiland, of Winona, Mississippi, passed peacefully from this world while surrounded by her family on March 19, 2023. She was 80 years old.

Jeanette is survived by her children: Tari Matura and BoBo (Sandy) Eiland, of Winona, Mississippi and Traci (Kenneth) Daniel of Whitewright, Texas; her sister, Sara Margaret “Skeet” (Bridges) Simmons; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Martin “Bitsy” and Lois Jeanette (Morehead) Bridges; her husband, Ted McNeal Eiland; her daughter, Tandra Paige Eiland and her sister, Peggy Ann Bridges Whitfield.

Jeanette was born on February 22, 1943 in Poplar Creek, Mississippi. She attended Kilmichael High School in Kilmichael, Mississippi. She married her high school sweetheart, Ted Eiland, on September 4, 1958 in Winona, Mississippi and together they had four children. Jeanette worked for Winona Public Schools and Gulf Finance before she and Ted moved their family to Texas in 1980. In 1984, they purchased Peoples’ Laundry and Cleaners in Bay City, Texas. Jeanette spent many years working at Bay City Bank and Trust before joining Ted in running the family business. Jeanette returned to her hometown of Winona, Mississippi in 2012 where she remained until her death.

In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her sister, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her children remember her as a hard-working woman and an involved mother who supported them in activities and encouraged them to pursue their goals.

Funeral services will be held at Oliver Funeral Home at 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2023, with family visitation starting at 4:00 pm. Rev. Randy Bridges will officiate the service. She will be interred at Milligan Springs Cemetery in Stewart, Mississippi.

7 thoughts on “Jeanette Bridges Eiland

  1. Skeet: So sorry to read of your sisters death. I will always remember her marrying the best looking guy at Big Black High! Melba


  2. Skeet, I am so sorry about Jeanette. She was always so sweet to me. I remember all the good visits with her and the rest of your family when we were growing up. I think about it often. Love you!


  3. Skeet, so sorry about your sister. I remember when we rode the school bus together. I was little, but I can just see you and she getting on the bus. I think she was already married part of that time.


  4. BoBo and Sandy, I am so sorry about the loss of your Mother. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts for strength during this time. Love you Anita.


  5. So sorry for each of you lose. I was a long time Friend of the family. I can remember Janet always treating me like one of the family. She will truly be missed I know


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