Woman proves not all angels wear halos

www2.TBO.com – By Michelle Bearden

She calls them “my guys.” They see her as an angel.

For more than five years, Jean Batronie has been a Sunday afternoon regular in downtown Tampa. On the Lord’s day of rest, she pulls up in her 1996 Aerostar van near Tyler and Franklin streets and serves the homeless heaping plates of home-cooked fare from her Brandon kitchen. Then she hands out backpacks filled with shoes, batteries, clothing and other supplies, all purchased out of her own pocket from garage sales and thrift stores.