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Jean Barrow Harper joined her husband Prentiss G. Harper, Sr. and her son Lonnie L. Harper in Heaven in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on February 12, 2013. She was born June 24, 1919 to Grover and Edna Barrow in Jackson, MS.
She was a 1936 graduate of Central High School and married Prentiss Harper on December 23, 1936 and they moved to Hazlehurst, MS in 1947. She and her husband owned Harper Furniture Store from 1947-1956 and later they owned the Coffee Shop Restaurant in Hazlehurst. She had also worked at Edward Hyman Garment Factory and was a Dormitory Hostess at Co-Lin Junior College. She then moved back to Jackson and was the Dormitory Hostess at the Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind until she retired in 1984. She lived in Crystal Springs and Jackson during her retirement.
Mrs. Harper was a member of Lakeshore Baptist Church where she was a very faithful
Christian and disciple.
She is survived by her sons Prentiss G. Harper, Jr., Richard E. Harper, Sr. and his wife Tressie, William Craig Harper, Sr. and daughter-in-law Miriam Harper; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-8pm Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Services will be 11am Thursday, February 14 in the funeral home chapel with a one hour visitation prior to service time. Interment will follow at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery.
On line guest book available at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Feb. 13, 2013