Bobbie “Jean” Killerlane January 28, 1938 - July 31, 2020

Bobbie “Jean” Killerlane, 82, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 31, 2020 after a short illness.  She was born on January 28, 1938 in Spartanburg County, SC and raised by her loving Aunt Jackie and Uncle Robert Dyson in South Miami, FL.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Denis James Killerlane; and her daughter, Denise Killerlane Winkler.

She graduated from Southwest High School in Miami, FL and attended Miami-Dade Community College. She met the love of her life (her Marine) Denis James Killerlane in South Miami and they married in 1957.  They resided in FL until 1996 when they moved to Hendersonville, NC to live close to their friends on Castleton Lane.

Jean loved the mountains, reading and gardening.  Often, early in the morning, you could find her in her flowers wearing her sweet smile.  She attended Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville.

Surviving her is a daughter, Lisa Killerlane; granddaughter, Rachel Winkler; cousin, Robert Brook and lifelong friends, Gerri and Hal Gordon, Jr.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you made a donation to The Alzheimer’s Association .

We will always carry memories of friends and neighbors in our hearts.

2 Corinthians 5:7  We live by faith, not by sight


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  1. Jude Stoltz Dodge says

    One of the last Phi Beta Pi gals of Coral Gables. Your sorority sisters, Caroline Hicks and Judith Stoltz remember great times and loving friendships throughout the years. May your soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Blessings and heartfelt prayers go out to all of many friends and family.

  2. Sharon Leff says

    My heart goes out to you Lisa. May you find comfort in knowing you were a wonderful daughter to her and all the memories you shared through out the years sending you love and light ??

  3. Sharon Leff says

    My heart goes oout to you Lisa. Your mom seemed like very special person whom I’m sure will be missed! Sending you ? and love

  4. Geraldine A. Gordon says

    Our precious Bobbie Jean. We had so much fun over the 63 Years that we knew each other. Our times in South Miami, Florida with our Marines. The times in the Florida Keys, the birth of our babies and celebrating birthdays. Such good memories. Happy that Denis made the decision to follow us to these beautiful mountains. You were such a kind person. There was not a thing that you would not do for your family or friends. We are so thankful that you went to your final place of rest without suffering for a long period of time. Thank You for being a wonderful friend and for letting Hal tease you constantly. He enjoyed that. God is Good. Our Love , Gerri and Hal