JEAN E. NAPPER
LONDON - Jean E. Napper was born Feb. 28, 1925 in London, to Edward and Lora Ellen Smith, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 after a courageous battle with emphysema.
She was a member of the Fountain of Truth Ministries of London, and was mother of the church. She loved her church, the God she served and her Pastor, Elder Tyrone Artis.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Edward and Lora Ellen Smith; husband, Wilfred P. Napper; three sisters-in-law, Marie Hawkins, Evelyn Seldon and Justina Love; seven brothers, Harold, Lloyd, Richard, Vernon, Bruce, Billy and Marion; two sisters, Marvine Smith and Eleanor (Smith) Smallwood.
Survivors include one sister, Betty Bell of Los Angeles, Calif.; two loving sons, Ralph Edward Napper and Ronnie Lee Napper; six grandchildren, Brian and Michael Napper, Ronnie, Donnie and Joey VanHoose and Ronnie Napper Jr.; 14 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Isaiah and Briann Napper, Tozya, Cody, Cloey, Brendon, Darrien, Khrizdon, Camron, Tyler, Jaswaun, Kiley and Joey VanHoose; numerous nieces, nephews and great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. Also, three special nieces who stood by her side, Mary Ellen Whitson, Marlene Simmons and Nancy Johnson; one special young man, Kevin Jones who considered her as Aunt Jean and Stephanie (Collier) Michael whom she loved as a daughter.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, in the EBERLE-FISHER FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London, with Pastor Tyrone Artis and Elder Brian Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 16.
If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the
. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.