Annie Jean Preston-McCant was born December 31, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois, to Marie "Minerva" Burnette and Rev. J.W. Fields. After recently relocating to Appleton, Wisconsin, she peacefully went to heaven with family by her side on Monday, March 14, 2023. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, and two sisters: Bobbie Burnette, Mamie Taylor, and Lillie Lindsey.
Known as "Mama Jean" by her church, family, and friends. She gave her life to Christ at an early age in Pensacola, Florida at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. She continued to follow the call of God as an adult. Mama Jean faithfully served in Ministries in three cities, Chicago, Illinois, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Georgia. Her final church home was Fresh Start Church in Duluth, Georgia, under the leadership and covering of Prophet Marquis Boone.
Jean was an ordained pastor, a teaching elder, a counselor, and a visionary intercessor. In addition, she was a Certified Life Therapy Counselor with over 30 years of leadership and ministry experience. She was driven by a calling to help others discover their purpose and realize their destiny. To that end, she conducted individual and group coaching sessions to help others build healthy relationships, heal from past emotional trauma, and empower others to achieve GOD's purpose in their lives. As Mama Jean would say, "Focus on what you want to do and go do it. Release the past and step into your destiny."
She leaves to mourn, her adoring loving husband, Arthur Lee McCant; daughter, Jessica (Mike) Sirola and their son Jonathan; sons Shapelle Burnette, Samuel Burnette, Kadar "Tim" Burnette; sisters Rathel (Ralph) Walker, Dorothy (Melvin) Davis, and Wanda "Faye" (Frank) Askew. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.