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Jeannette (Hackett) Shapiro-Jones went into the arms of Jesus on April 2, 2018. Jeannette was born the 7th child of Thomas & Georgianna Hackett on October 10, 1968. She will be lovingly remember by her son Chance Jones and her family.  

Jeannette was a person who loved helping others. She made her career in public service by managing and consulting for housing assistance to the under-served  in Wayne County Michigan, she was certified as an Occupancy Specialist (COS) and Manager of Housing Specialist (CMG) with the National Center for Housing Management. She held positions as a Housing Development Assistant and was promoted to Michigan Regional Manager with Wayne County. Jeannette was also the Regional Director for HUD in the Detroit area. She often said she is blessed to have a job to help others in need. Jeannette enjoyed playing bingo, crafting, painting, and recently discovered a love of pottery.

Jeannette is survived by her son Chance; siblings, Jenny (Ron) Miller, Randall (Marietta) Hackett, Thomas Hackett, Michael Hackett, Carol Smith, Diane Rork, and Connie (Roy) Richards; and special friend Sharon Barr. Preceded in death are her parents Thomas and Georgianna Hackett; grandparents, Thomas & Merle Hackett and Clinton & Julia Lytle.

Jeannette had an everlasting love for her son Chance. She was very proud of the man he had become.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. There will soon be a fund set up to assist in her final arrangements soon.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

Click here to support Tribute Fund for the Celebration of Life of Jeannette organized by Meagan Doornbos

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  1. Diane on April 10, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    My dear sister Janet. You are such a big loss in my life. I keep waiting for random text messages throughout the day. You were always a good communicator. I call you Janet instead of Jennette because that is how I remember you when we were kids. I know it bothered you – and that is why I did it. Sibling rivalry at its best. You were a wonderful sister, always making sure everyone was okay. You were a great Aunt to my kids and they too are going to miss you. I want you to know that you taught me more about mental illness than anything I could have read in a text book. I hope I did enough to help you in your journey. I am so sorry for what Ken did to you and I really want to sock him in the face. I promise you, someday I will. We will take care of your baby boy Chance. Rest in heaven and enjoy the Lord in all his glory. I love and miss you. -Di



  2. Deb on April 16, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Di- My heart feels for you. Healing hugs to the family. Love Deb



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