Jeanette Bates, 46, of Long Branch went to her heavenly home on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Long Branch, NJ. Jeanette was born in Staten Island to Jack A. Vacca and Joan D’Alessio and lived in Neptune and Long Branch. She is survived by her spouse, Sunny Persad of Neptune; her daughter, Amber Joan Bates; her stepmother, Mary Kate Vacca; stepbrother, Teddy (TJ) Huff; sisters Kellie Huff and Laura Schmidt. Jeanette’s pets were the loves of her life; Prince, Penny, Zoey, Sunny Jr., and Munchkin will miss her deeply. She is also survived by four nieces, Seema, Nalini, Kayla, and Natasha and one nephew Michael; a brother in law Vinod (Vin); sister in law Melanie, and father in law, Prem.
Jeanette was a longtime volunteer at the soup kitchen at St. James Church in Long Branch. Jeanette loved the ocean, gardening, music and dancing. She seemed to have fingers of gold that touched everyone with love. Jeanette could be found feeding the homeless from her own kitchen. She always saw the good in others, no matter the circumstances.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, November 9th at 6 pm at West Grove United Methodist Church, 102 Walnut Street in Neptune. All attendees are required to wear face coverings or masks. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the West Grove Food Pantry. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.