Deceased Information


    Jeanette Rand

  • AGE



    Saturday, June 17, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, June 21, 2023


    10:00 AM




    Wednesday, June 21, 2023 6pm-9pm. Minyan at 7:30 pm.

    420 Breakwater Ridge, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328



    Jeanette Zbar Rand, 96, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on Saturday June 17th, 2023. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, she was predeceased by her parents, Phil and Mary Zbar and her husband of 56 years, Sheldon “Shelly” Rand. She was a dedicated mother to 2, grandmother to 4 and great-grandmother to 5.

    Jeanette was a spunky, red head who always had a smile on her face and left an impression wherever she went. She was generous, energetic, animated, had Yiddish phrases to spare and was known to turn lemons into lemonade. She was a devoted daddy’s girl, lover of her tchotchkes, an excellent cook and couldn’t pass up a home-grown tomato stand. She was an avid pet lover, who had many dogs throughout her life and most recently, her beloved cat, Allie Mae. Jeanette never met a stranger and was the life of the party…if you could get her there.

    Jeanette and Shelly owned and operated a chain of ladies’ clothing stores out of Little Rock, AR. Upon retirement, they moved back to her beloved Tampa to be closer to her father. There, Jeanette and Shelly spent their time volunteering at various organizations, such as St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa Performing Arts and Tampa Tourism. She later settled in Atlanta to be closer to her family.

    Most important in Jeanette’s life was her family. She was a selfless matriarch and proud of all the life that she brought to the world - an ever-growing family who adored her presence.

    Jeanette is survived by her two daughters, Lisa (Walter) Cohen, Betsy (the late Mark) Dow; grandchildren, Michael (Avital) Cohen, Brian Cohen, David (Julie) Cohen and Greg (Dana) Dow; and great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Maya, Fiona, Ariel and Philip. A special thank you goes to her angelic caregivers, Maria ILeogben and Josephine Bayode, who lovingly called her “Mama.” Their efforts on her behalf will never be forgotten.

    Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Wednesday, June 21 at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) or the Atlanta Humane Society.  Shiva will be observed Wednesday evening between 6 and 9 pm at the home of Lisa and Walter Cohen. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • Larry and Stella Gordon

    Lisa, I just got into town and learned of the passing of your mom. Sorry I never got to meet her. She seemed like a neat lady. Stella and I extend our condolences to you and your family.

  • Marty Oxman,Charlotte,NC

    My condolences to the Rand Family.

  • Marcia and Emil Baumrind

    Lisa and Walter, Sending our deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of your Mom. Thinking about you at this difficult time. Marcia and Emil

  • Cindy Gordon

    Compelled to write you-having never done this before- I Shomer for Dressler’s and reading your Mom’s obit just touched me- so beautifully composed and thoughtful. My condolences. Cindy Gordon

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