Jewel Lanphere



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