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Ms. Jenna Christine Bisenius, age 45, of Blairsville, passed away June 22, 2019.
Jenna was born in Concord, NH on July 11, 1973. As an infant, Jenna’s family moved to Blairsville, GA, where she spent her childhood. Jenna graduated from White County High School in 1991, then went on to attend Brenau University before moving to Atlanta. Jenna served in the United States Army Reserves for 9 year as a photojournalist with assignments that took her to Bosnia-Herzegovina and El Salvador with training in Germany and Hungary.
Jenna spent the last decade working as an International Contractor abroad. She was quite the globetrotter, visiting 30 countries on 6 continents. She lived in London, Oslo, Cairo, Istanbul, Dubai, and Sarajevo. She had a fondness for Norway, but Thailand had stolen her heart. Jenna had a true sense of adventure which allowed her to curate a United Nations’ collection of friends.
She was a connoisseur of food and culture. Although she immensely enjoyed food, without a recipe to follow she was a terrible cook herself. She was a prolific shopper who could always find good deals. Her wardrobe was impressive, but her favorite thing to wear was her birthday suit! Jenna enjoyed many genres of music and was always reading at least one book at any given time. Her crafting and post-it scrap paper doodles only hinted at her vast creative and artistic abilities.
Jenna had an adventurous mind as well, and possessed a wealth of knowledge with a true knack for research. She could hold forth knowledgeably on any given topic. She had a heart for animals and animal rescue organizations. She particularly loved cats, even considered a “crazy cat lady” at one point.
A truly beautiful person, Jenna had an amazing smile and an infectious laugh. She was generous and could always see the potential in others. She was the most gracious hostess and courteous guest. Jenna was an animated storyteller who loved to share her experiences. She was an admittedly terrible driver, even accidentally “tapping” the back of her commanding officer’s vehicle on post. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a fondness for shenanigans. Jenna will be most remembered for her generosity, huge heart and her passion for living life to its fullest.
Jenna was preceded in death by her father: Ricky Love; maternal grandfather: Milton Sebelik. She is survived by her mother: Kathy Kelley of Estes Park, CO; sisters: Kristina (Michael) Cromer and Katy (Wes) Phillips, both of Griffin; brother: Jon Kelley of Blairsville; grandmother: Maxine Sebelik; aunt and uncle: Wendy and Gary Craddock; aunt: Doris Alberts; nieces and nephew: Taylor Justice, Nickolas Justice and Haley Hicks.
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