Ms. Super Senior Alabama 2021
Ms. Senior Marshall County
Ms. Super Senior Alabama 2021 Jean Head
"My interest is in helping older ladies realize they 'can' do many things. They need encouragement." Jean Head
Jean Head was crowned Ms Super Senior Alabama on August 28, 2021. She was awarded Ms Sr Marshall County in 2015, Ms Sr Boaz in 2020, & Ms Super Senior Marshall County on August 7, 2021.
She was born in Murphy, N C where also graduated from Murphy High School. Following graduation she graduated from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL. Later she received her MA degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
During her 31 years of teaching she helped her students achieve all they could in order to be productive citizens and enrich their lives with skills to help thoughout their lives.
One fall Jean saw a Christmas tree with little paper angels which had names of children on them who needed Christmas presents. She asked her principal if her FHA girls could have a tree of angels for gifts for children, and he said yes and this became the first angel tree in Alabama. She found a department store in Albertville to put up a tree. They got the names from Human Resources ( pensions and securities at the time). The angels were taken immediately. The students delivered the gifts to the children. The students were touched and were elated that they had helped the children have a happy Christmas. This story was sent out in the newsletter to the state. The next year Angel trees sprung up all over the state.
Jean Head has been a volunteer in many situations. When a tornado hit her area in 2011 she worked out of Boaz First Baptist Church and supervised and helped cook over 2000 meals to people who had lost their homes or didn’t have electricity for several days.
While serving on Boaz City Council four years she was also Director of Boaz Marshall Rehabilitation Center. During this time she helped the city to build a new facility for the physically and mentally challenged people. It was a rewarding experience to work with those at the facility.
One summer Jean and her husband volunteered to go to Montana to help with construction of a new church. She kept meals going as the guys worked on the building.
Jean has made and distributed face masks during the covid pandemic for health workers and anyone who needs them.
She has been president of several civic cubs including the Civitans. She says her goal is always to help people and the goal of the clubs she has belonged to.
She has been blessed with a desire to help people; and hopes to leave this legacy behind. She says it is more blessed to give than receive. Philippians 4:13