Nadine Janelle Hargrove SUDAN-Nadine Janelle Hargrove closed her eyes to this earthly life and opened them to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 8, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Janelle was born Oct. 19, 1939, to parents Amos and Oneta Sedgwick. She married the love of her life, Jim Bob Hargrove, on Sept. 1, 1956. Janelle graduated from Cooper High School. Janelle worked part-time for the United States Postal Service for 20 years, but it was her roles as devoted wife, loving mother, exceptional grandmother, loyal friend, and Sunday school teacher that she cherished the most. Her family and closest friends will remember her as a fun-loving, God fearing, spirit-filled prayer warrior. Janelle was Godly, kind-hearted, compassionate, and full of life. She loved nothing more in her life than to be with her family, whether it was watching her kids and grandkids play countless tennis matches and football and basketball games, playing Scrabble and laughing with her girls, or just getting together to share a meal. Janelle was an amazing person that taught her children how to love the Lord and to live a full life. She had the most innate ability to make each child feel as though they were her best friend and to make each grandchild feel as though they were her favorite. Janelle and Jim Bob were a shining example of what marriage is meant to be. They were married for almost 56 years, yet still acted like newlyweds. Their love and devotion to one another was a sight to behold. They were truly best friends that knew how to have fun together, how to treat one another with respect, and how to build each other up through words of affirmation. Their love was unrivaled and one that movies pale in comparison to. Those who preceded Janelle in death and have been reunited in a joyous reunion were her father, Amos Sedgwick; a baby son, Danny Lynn; and a grandson, Josh Collin Chester. Those survivors left to continue her legacy of love include her husband, Jim Bob; a daughter, Shelley Chester and husband Curtis; a daughter, Kelli Flowers and husband Dennis; a son, Scott Hargrove; and a daughter, Kristi Jarman and husband Wes. Grandchildren left to share precious memories of their Meemaw are Chad Chester and wife Lonell, Garrett Flowers, Zack Chester and wife Krissy, Tiffany McDonald and husband Joey, Brenna Jarman, Jackson Jarman and Jayton Jarman. Janelle was also blessed by beautiful great-grandchildren, Cade McGhan, Ava Chester, Lela Chester, Kinlee McDonald, Emrie Chester and Easton Chester. Other survivors include her mother, Oneta Sedgwick; sister, Joyce Golden; brother, Ronnie Sedgwick and wife Sandra; brother Royce Sedgwick; along with many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. If Janelle were able to convey one last message, it would be one of her favorite scriptures, Psalm 150:6. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Services for Janelle will be held at First Baptist Church in Sudan Wednesday, July 11th, at 2 p.m. Internment will immediately follow in the Sudan Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Special Olympics.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on July 10, 2012