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Johnnie Battle Obituary
Johnnie Jewel Hardeman Battle was born January 29, 1945, to Willie Horne Hardeman, Sr. and Maxie Lee Howard Hardeman in Macon, Georgia. She departed this life on Friday, January 5, 2024, in Macon, GA at 78 years of age after a brief illness.
Jewel (as she was affectionately called) was baptized as a child at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Macon, GA where she was a lifelong member. Known as “Ms. Jewel,” she had become an Elder in the Pleasant Hill community over the years, cultivating relationships with several neighbors and friends. All who knew her enjoyed her sharp wit and sense of humor.
Jewel completed her 1st- 8th grade years at St. Peter Claver Catholic School and went on to graduate from Peter G. Appling Senior High School in 1962. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Fort Valley State College in Fort Valley, GA in 1969.
Her career in Education began in 1969 as an Adult Education teacher in the Bibb County School System. She continued as a pre-school teacher in Long Beach, California and concluded where she started as a substitute teacher with the Bibb County Board of Education for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 of her siblings, James A. Hardeman, Willie H. Hardeman Jr., Larry F. Hardeman and Ava Marie Bowers.
Jewel leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter, Lynn Battle (Eric) Shaw of Duluth, GA; her sons, James David (Tennille) Battle and Marcus Henry Battle both of Macon, GA; her sisters, Mary H. Anderson of Macon, GA, Gwendolyn H. Hill of Fort Mill, SC, Maxine H. Tripp of Macon, GA and Cheryl H. (Cedric Sr.) Watkins of Fayetteville, GA; granddaughter, Destiny Shaw of Milledgeville, GA; grandson, William Battle, Lawrenceville, GA; great-grandchildren, Kamren Shaw, Karmen Shaw, Taylor Shaw and Ava Flonnory all of Milledgeville, GA and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.