Official Obituary of

Sara Jacqueline Gnann Weaver

July 28, 1946 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Sara Jacqueline Gnann Weaver Obituary

Mrs. Sara Jacqueline Gnann Weaver, 77, of Auburn, Al. passed away Sunday, March 31,2024.

Born July 28,1946 in Savannah Georgia to parents Dr. William S. and Carolyn H. Gnann . All those who knew her called her Jackie and there were many who she could call friend. Jackie was an exceptionally talented artist and spend many hours with her beloved oil and watercolor paintings. Jackie taught Art as she began her long career in education. Many of her students remember her from those early years as a teacher at Blanchard Elementary School. She was very excited about all types of visual arts and devoted her talents to arts and crafts as well as visual design. Her lifelong love for painting is evident in her house as well as in the homes of friends and family.

Jackie's love of art leaves behind a legacy of hundreds of watercolors, oils, collages, original birthday and greeting cards, and many other unique creations. Her wry wit made us laugh.  Her sense of fashion was unparalleled.  She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.  Admirers of her works of art will feel the presence of Jackie, and her spirit will live in them.

She also served as a Docent at the Jule Collins Museum at Auburn University for many years and thoroughly enjoyed the close association with different types of art that the museum provided.

Jackie was a dedicated educational instructor and she completed 30 years as a Social Studies teacher, all in the Muscogee County School District. She taught at Eddy Middle School, Daniel Middle School and Richards Middle School primarily and was always one to put the students’ needs first. Many student interns have Jackie to thank and use as a model for teaching.

She graduated from Columbus High School in 1964, then earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and had fond memories of UGA. Her Master’s degree was from Georgia State University and her Doctorate was completed at Auburn University in 1977 in Educational Foundations specifically Curriculum and Teaching. Jackie and her husband Andy were dedicated Auburn fans for many years. She frequently wore orange and blue during football season and had painted many scenes around Auburn like Samford Hall and other sites.

Jackie was also a member of the George Walton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution organization and was proud of that. Additionally, she also was a big wildlife supporter and was always welcoming to animals in her yard, especially cats. Her favorite cat Kaki was her love until he passed away after many years.

All of those who knew Jackie were aware of her sense of humor, her kindness, and her dedication to helping others. Her sweet spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and a brother William Gnann and stepson Ronald J. Weaver.

She is survived by a husband of 45 years Dr. Andy M. Weaver, brothers: Robert (Merry), and Joe Gnann; stepson, Andrew S. Weaver (Oula); nephew, Rob Gnann; grandniece, Carolyn Gnann; grandson, Steve (Kali); great granddaughter, Lily Weaver; Aunt and Uncle, Patty and Johnny Gnann; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be April 4, 2024, at 1:00 pm Central time at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home 1500 Frederick Rd. Opelika, Al. The funeral will begin at 2:00 pm Central time and will end at Auburn Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Auburn Humane Shelter (Care) Humane Society,1140 Ware Dr, Auburn, Al. or any other animal care organization.

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April 4, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

Funeral Service
April 4, 2024

2:00 PM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801


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