Cover photo for Jeanette Culp's Obituary
Jeanette Culp Profile Photo
Jeanette Culp

Jeanette Culp

d. March 14, 2024

Our "Sweet Jeannie" left us before dawn on March 14 in Clarksville, TN after a long illness & a valiant fight to live.

She was a force of nature sparkling, charismatic, sweet, kind, creative & exemplary friend. She had a passionate nature especially for good and against injustice.

Jeannie had retired from a long career as a senior travel analyst with World Travel BCI/BCD Nashville , TN. She loved her work in corporate travel meeting interesting & celebrated people .

She was an accomplished artist. Her favorite & best selling piece was "Heart Broken Rainy Day", the image of girl coming out of the dark into the light. In her words, "...when I painted HBRD I was in a dark & painful time...but moving by grace & strength of will into a place of deciding to fight for me, the figure moving one foot in front of the other into the light".

She had great faith. She is in the light.

She was a devoted animal rescue volunteer interviewing potential rescuers & inspecting the homes with monitoring.

Jeannie had a lifelong love of dancing & music. She began ballet at age 3 with Margo Marshall, artistic director, Houston City Ballet. Moving to Oklahoma at 12 took classes through high school with Moscelyn Larkin, of the "5 Moon" native American ballerinas from Oklahoma, and founder of Tulsa Civic Ballet & school. Jeannie was the youngest member performing with Tulsa Jazz Ballet Company.

Jeannie was preceded in passing by her father, Richard E. Culp (Liz) of Corinth, MS & Asheville native, and his twin, her Uncle, Charles Ray Culp, Sr. of Asheville, first cousins Kelly Ann Newton of Swansboro, NC & Charles Ray Culp, Jr. of Mars Hill, NC. & her beloved dachsund, Tootsie Belle.

She is survived by her mother, Kieta Osteen-Cochrane of Asheville, NC, a much loved & protective brother, Richard Michael Culp (Karine) of Boca Raton, FL., a twin sister, JoAnna Lynn Culp Stevens (Michael) of Franklin, TN, Aunts Eva Rector Culp, Dorothy Blanton & Ann Osteen Newton (David) & several beloved first cousins, especially Sydney Lee Kobs (Tracy) & Teresa Cochrane Newton George (Oakie) of Tuscumbia, MO.

A private memorial for family & close friends will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your local no-kill animal shelter are welcomed.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jeanette Culp, please visit our flower store.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree