Saltillo-Jewel Rogers Lanphere, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Baldwyn Nursing Home in Baldwyn, MS. after an extended illness. Jewel was born in Lee County on June 19, 1928 to the late Baxter Rogers and Lillie Sample Rogers. She grew up in the Saltillo area and graduated from Saltillo High School. Jewel worked at the Cafeteria at Saltillo School for many years and was the Mail Clerk at North Mississippi Medical Center several years. After her retirement, she continued to volunteer at the Hospital delivering cheer to hundreds of thousands of patients in her lifetime. A master homemaker, she was also an excellent seamstress. Jewel was a lifelong member of the Mayfield Church of Christ, which her family helped to organize. A kind, gentle soul, Jewel’s life was spent in service to others in need.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Mayfield Church of Christ in Saltillo with Ministers Adam Miller, Kevin Williams and Elder Lonnie Neaves officiating. private burial in Beech Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 PM-6 PM today at Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel and from 10 Am-service time on Tuesday at the Mayfield Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Cooley (Roger) of Nettleton; a son, Roger Lanphere of Murfreesboro, Tenn. two sisters, Virginai Alred (Alvin, deceased) and Dora Scruggs Turner (Daryl, deceased) both of Tupelo. 3 grandchildren, Kevin Cooley (Angela), Matt Lanphere and Cody Lanphere. A sister in law, Billie Rogers (Joel, deceased) of Tupelo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jake Lanphere who died on Dec. 25, 1999. Her son, Donald Weeks on Nov. 9, 2017 and a sister, Dorothy Miller.
Memorials may be made to the Memphis School of Preaching, 3950 Forrest Hill Irene Rd. Memphis, Tenn 38125 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Condolences may be e mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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I received word of the death of a long-time Tupelo friend yesterday1/17/18, and today was given the web site of the funeral home to check on services.Since I am a Tupelo native and have live in Nashville over 35 years,I was interested in scrolling through the list of the most recent obituaries.I very quickly came to the notice of my dear and beloved cousin,Jewel Lanphere.We worshipped together for a number of years;I probably taught all Jewel and Jake's children in Sunday school.I was especially close with Teresa and Roger.Yes,Jewel was a model of living your faith ;walking the talk staying the course all the years I've known her.She went "about doing good" with no pretense or demand for recognition.All of us have known certain people in our lives that we felt we could always call on if there was a need-that was Jewel.In the church work with my family in Tupeo,I can still picture Jewel driving up to a home of an elderly needy person where we had been working for hours and we needed some supplies to finish;she couldn't help that day because she was attending to so children,but she could pile those children in the car,along with the supplies and there she was!She made in so many lives.I love her especially for her continued visiting and caring for my dad,Russell Sample while he was in a nursing home in Tupelo and my brother and I had moved away.There are times when family makes all the difference.I've been a widow 15 years;I have a small private practice as an Education Specialist working with handicapped children and their families.My brother,Rusty,is a marvelous musician and lives in Norfolk,Virginia.He is a wonderful Christian man,SO much like our dad AND mother.I loved Jewel and Jake and their family very much.I am praying that God will bring those you need to encourage and strengthen you at this time of great loss,but I know for sure that Jewel is reaping her great reward;being reunited with her loved ones,and waiting and watching for you,the others of us family to join her "when we come as we are".
Submitted by Linda Sample Buchanan on Jan 18 2018 10:58:40 PM
Aunt Jewel was a caring and loving, special woman. She brought joy and comfort to many. So glad she can rejoin her family in heaven!
Submitted by Connie Rogers Hannon on Jan 8 2018 10:00:29 PM
Aunt Jewel was a sweet precious lady and I loved her so much. I will miss her but I know she's rejoicing in Heaven
Submitted by Sheryll Allred Ray on Jan 8 2018 11:21:41 AM
jewel was a sweet friend i will miss her deeply but she is in the arms of JESUS
Submitted by jacqui on Jan 8 2018 12:11:26 AM
Jewel was a special lady, so giving and a friend that really cared for others.
Her crowns will be many in serving Jesus. May the Lord bless the family.
I volunteered with her at the hospital in the 80's. Gini Brandt
Submitted by Gini Brandt on Jan 7 2018 07:42:58 PM
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