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Updated: 02/22/2014 08:00:01AM

Georgia Jean Haag Beesting Slawson

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Georgia Jean Haag Beesting Slawson, 57, of Birmingham, Ala., and formerly of Arcadia, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, due to heart complications.

She was born Aug. 7, 1956, on Ashiya Air Force Base in Japan.

Georgia spent most of her life in Florida and Alabama. She was unconditionally selfless, and loving to her children, family, animals, nature, rocks and chocolate.

Georgia is survived by her mother, Marilyn Jean Haag; sisters, Peggy Lee Shockley and Linda Kay Breese; husband, Byron Bart Slawson; sons, Kenneth Michael “Kenny” (fiancée, Jennifer Lyndsey Jones) Beesting and Daniel Robert “Danny” (Alicia Reneé) Beesting; daughters, Katherine Reneé “Katie” (Martin Christopher Avey) Beesting and Emily Rose Slawson; and grandchildren, Danielle Beesting, Hannah Beesting and Michael Beesting. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hugh Haag; and her brother, Robert Lowell Haag.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at East Lake United Methodist Church in Birmingham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity that helped their family and many other families of wounded veterans find homes after returning from war: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75851, Topeka, KS 66675, or via — because the greatest trauma is being forgotten.

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