Obituary: Jeanne Antebi

Obituary: Jeanne Antebi

She and her husband and children left Cairo as refugees and came to Atlanta via Paris.

Jeanne Antebi, 93, died Friday, April 6, 2018.

Born in Cairo, Egypt, on May 1, 1924, to Joseph and Suzanne Hanein, Jeanne was the oldest of seven children. She was married to Maurice Antebi in 1945 in Cairo. With four children ages 3 to 11 in tow, they left Cairo on a refugee ship and sailed to Paris. After three years of waiting, visas to the United States allowed the family to relocate and settle in Atlanta.

She was the family matriarch, an example to be followed and revered. She was a chef, a world traveler and a great friend. Most important, she was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was predeceased by her husband, Morris, in 1972. She is survived by her children, Judy and Mark Bernath, Suzanne and Dan Dinur, Mark and Lilly Antebi, and Leah and Larry Kaplan, and her grandchildren, Brent and Rebecca Bernath, Greg Dinur, Eric and Dana Bernath, Michael and Rena Antebi, Joanna and Andy Kobylivker, Joe Bernath, Jake and Deborah Kaplan, Ben and Ariella Kaplan, Alex and Dara Dinur, and Hannah Kaplan. She is also survived her siblings, Yaacob Hanein of Ra’anana, Sarah Mekamel of Haifa and Etty Azhari of Ra’anana. She was a great-grandmother to 15 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the William Breman Jewish Home, Weinstein Hospice or Congregation Or VeShalom. Sign the online guestbook at A graveside service was held Monday, April 9, at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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