Jean McPhail
Jean McPhail
  • January 16, 1927 - October 28, 2017
  • Ridgeland, Mississippi

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Jean Arthur McPhail, loving mother and devoted wife died October 28, 2017 at the age of 90. Services will be held Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Parkway Funeral Home (Ridgeland, MS). Visitation will be at 1:00pm with the service at 2:00pm.

Born January 18, 1927 in Carthage, MS, she graduated from Carthage High School. She and her husband, Joe, were married for 68 years until his death in 2014.

A proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Jean taught us every day what family meant. She showed us the beauty of treating each other with kindness and love; the power of sitting around a table and sharing a home cooked meal; and the importance of doubling over with laughter whenever possible. She poured her heart into caring for her children, grandchildren and other relatives around her.

She was an active and devoted member of the Primitive Baptist Church before her sickness. The friendships that evolved from her church family were always an important part of her life. She loved and cherished these friends, and she was equally loved by them. Her warm and caring personality touched the lives of many. Jean is survived by her sister, Linda Beach; her two daughters - Terri Todd and Twana Crenshaw (Edwin); her four grandchildren – Corinne McNamara (Reeve), Barrot Lambdin (Heena), Bryan Todd and Yancey Todd; and her five great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe McPhail, her parents - Milton and Kitty Arthur; her brother - Douglas Arthur; and sisters - Pauline Golden, Katherine Wilcher and Barbara Olsen.