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Jerlean (Craft) Parker, 91, of White Oak, Mississippi, passed from her earthly home to be with her groom in their heavenly home on Friday, September 10, 2021.  She was born Saturday, November 2, 1929.

          Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee, Mississippi.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in the chapel.  Burial will follow in Old Good Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Steele Cockrell of Harrisville, Mississippi will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements.

          Jerlean was raised on a farm near Magee, Mississippi.  As the oldest of four children, she learned early on how to be a caregiver. She graduated from White Oak High School in 1949 and later married her husband of 71 years, William Hilburn Parker of White Oak, MS. Jerlean pursued a career as a business manager at a number of businesses, hospitals, and clinics across Simpson, Smith, and Oktibbeha counties. Most importantly, Jerlean was a devoted wife and homemaker that loved her children and absolutely cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H Parker; parents, Justice Olen and Wilda (Layton) Craft of Magee, Mississippi.

          Survivors include two sisters – Essie Ree Nettles of Jayess, and Olene Myers of Alabama, one brother- Durl (Dean) Craft of Magee; four children-daughter Beverly Ann (Tom) Glasgow of Oxford, son Richard Parker of White Oak, son William, Jr. (Cathy) Parker of Texas, daughter Cindy (Jerry) Cook of Mendenhall; eight grandchildren- Stanley (Sonia) Parker, Emily Clisby, Justin (Sabrina) Clisby, Elizabeth “Libby” Cook, TR Parker, Jeremy (Kayla) Parker, Tim (Robin) Cook, Jamie Leigh Parker; and nine great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Cook, Tim Cook, Stanley Parker, TR Parker, and Lance Walker.

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