Tupelo-Marilyn Jean Harlow Jaggers, 84, peacefully departed this life for the life eternal from the Leeper Green House at United Methodist Senior Services, Tupelo Campus. Jean died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 after a lingering illness. Born Feb. 12, 1934 in the Black Zion Community of Pontotoc County to the late Leonard and Mary Inez Watts Harlow, she grew up there and graduated in l951 from Pontotoc High School. She married William Mace “Bill” Jaggers on June 7, 1952 and they were blessed with three children. Bill died in l995. Jean and Bill spent their entire lives in Lee and Pontotoc Counties. She served many years as Deputy Circuit Clerk for Lee County and was employed many years at the Bookstore on the Tupelo Campus of Itawamba Community College, where Bill served as Administrator. Jean was a gentle, encouraging soul whose life centered around her family, her Church, her love of reading, watching golf on TV and shopping. She was a lifelong member of the Black Zion Baptist Church except for her years as a member of the First Baptist Church of Plantersville, where she and her family were much beloved.
A service celebrating her life will be held at 2 PM Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Balint officiating. Private burial will follow in the Jaggers family plot at Valley Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc Co. Visitation will be from Noon-service time Friday only at Holland-Tupelo Chapel.
Jean leaves her two daughters, Donna Jaggers Fagan and Connie Jaggers Robbins and her husband, Ken. 3 grandchildren whom she dearly loved, Tyler Robbins (Alisha) , Brent Fagan (Brittany) and Nowell Robbins (Bridgett). Two great grandchildren, Jagger Robbins and Cadence Moss. One sister, Katie Harlow Godfrey (Larry) of Clinton, MS. her sister in law and brother in law, Ruth Huey of Olive Branch, MS. and Franklin Jaggers of Mooreville, MS. a host of friends and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill in l995, her son, Ronny Jaggers in 2000 and her son in law, Jim Fagan in 2005.
Memorials may be made to Valley Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Kelly Stewart, 133 Drive 57, Tupelo, MS. 38801 For those who may not be able to attend, the service may be viewed at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Livestreaming at 2 PM Friday and for 60 days thereafter.
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My condolences to the Jaggers family. Sorry for the loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jean was a wonderful woman and great mother to Ronny. I know Jean, Bill , and Ronny are together again.
Submitted by Jana D Jaggers on Jun 8 2018 09:45:33 AM
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Donna and Connie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I have many fond memories of time spent with your mom and family. Now your mom as been called to her home. I hope you are comforted by the promise to be with your mom in her new home when the time comes for you to join her in the sweet by and by.
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." -Unknown
Submitted by Pamela Brandon Glover on Jun 7 2018 01:38:48 PM
Donna and Connie, i’m So sorry for your loss. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Becky Tate Cade
Submitted by Becky Cade on Jun 6 2018 11:23:31 PM
Prayers for Donna and Connie and your families. I remember doing Jean’s hair each week. Such a sweet lady and beautiful smile always. Janice
Submitted by Janice Stanley Anthony on Jun 6 2018 11:08:54 PM
Donna, so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Prayers coming to you, Connie and the rest of the family
Submitted by Barbara Davis Wilkins on Jun 6 2018 04:20:35 PM
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