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Jerline Pope

Jerline Pope was born in South Bend, Texas, to Bettie and Lee Atwood, September 27, 1925. She went to be with Jesus June 3, 2014, in her home in Midland, Texas. Jerline is survived by her daughters, Jackie Collins Mathis, Kelly Pope Brown and husband Patrick Brown, Brenda Dawson and husband Bill Dawson; her sons, Audie Pope and wife Paula Lang Pope, Bill Pope and wife Nancy Pope; she was blessed by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and many other loved ones. Jerline is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Anita Wylie and husband Bill Wylie; and Audie Lawrence Pope. From the time she was a young child Jerline had a strong love for the Lord. Her parents, Bettie and Lee Atwood, both had a strong influence facilitating Jerline's growth and maturity in Christ. Jerline has run the good race, and fought the good fight of faith. Foremost, knowing she would be called home to rejoice in the glory of God. Mother made a request that we as friends and family would celebrate the life that Jesus blessed her with, showing the importance of love, laughter, and fellowship in honor of Jerline Pope. She said "Please do not be sad for me, instead rejoice for I am with the Lord". The family wishes to thank the caregivers, Kathy Poole, Isabel Mejia, Melissa Pena, Teresa Teyes, Yadira Millan, Ernesta Julia, and Rosie Ortega for all the loving care beyond measure. They are all angels to our family. Visitation will be held in Midland, Friday, June 6, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Ellis Funeral Home. Graham, Texas, funeral service will be held at Loving Hwy. Church of Christ on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., with burial at Pioneer Cemetery to follow. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.

Funeral Home

Ellis Funeral Home
801 Andrews Highway Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-5555

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on June 6, 2014
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