|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1929|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 2000|
IN MEMORY OF JEANNINE TRIBBLE
Jeannine loved genealogy and she loved old cemeteries. She was one of the co-founders of the Balch Cemetery Association that was formed back in 1993. My husband and I had been mowing the cemetery alone for about a year, so we organized a clean up project and asked for help. Jeannine and several other women showed up to help. After that clean up day we all decided to form a cemetery association. But, it was Jeannine and Ruth Greenstein's determination to explore the old overgrown cemetery that lead to their discovering another section of the cemetery. It was separated by a fence from the original cemetery. After asking questions around it was discovered that it had been the burial place for the black community for many, many years, but was no longer used. There were very few tombstones in the overgrown brush and it was impossible to see from the road. After some work Jeannine located several women who had a collection of old funeral flyers, obit and used their memory to complied a list of most of those buried in what was known as Senterwood Cemetery. The fence was taken down and the two cemeteries were connected. I worked with Jeannine and others for many years getting the Balch Cemetery and also the Senterwood Cemetery cleaned, and restored. Historical markers were acquired and a monument to the founding mothers buried there. A lot was accomplished in those years we had the association going. It was enough to just have a list of the people buried there Jeannine, had a natural curiosity about all of those people.She spent many hours at the library researching these families, and recording them. The internet was just starting to become popular around the time Jeannine passed away. She would have loved the way genealogy has grown with all of the vast information online.
There are many other things that can be said for Jeannine, like the fact that she was a devoted wife to her husband Rev. Tom Tribble for 50 years. They were planning a Anniversary party when they were involved in a car wreck that took Jeannine's life. She was also a wonderful mother to her children and worshiped her grandchildren. Both Tom and Jeannine were the type of people who never met a stranger, they would talk on any subject that you wanted to talk about.
I think of Jeannine often and wanted to share my memories of her. I hope some of her family will write a proper memorial to her someday. Add to mine, or use their personal one. She was a special lady, I will always remember with love. - by Beverly Short
Benjamin Thomas Tribble (1926 - 2012)
Wife of Rev. Benjamin Thomas Tribble
Married August 18, 1950
Daughter of Willie & Alva Forston
Pleasant Point Cemetery
Plot: Blk. 4
Maintained by: Beverly Mahanay~Short...
Originally Created by: Diane Baxter Williamson
Record added: Jun 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27537483