Sandra Kay Jarrell
Sandra Kay Jarrell
  • May 8, 1939 - June 28, 2017
  • Covington, Louisiana

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Sandra Viars Jarrell, 78, of Covington, LA, formerly of Charleston, passed away on June 28, in her home.

Sandra was born May 8, 1939, in Prenter, WV, a daughter of Lawrence Jackson Viars and Ruble Keeney Viars, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband John Percha Jarrell, Jr., MD.

Sandra was a graduate of Sherman High School in Boone County, WV. She was a homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother. She volunteered over 2000 hours at the St. Tammany Parish hospital in Covington, LA. Sandra was also a Catholic Eucharist minister bringing communion to the homebound.

Surviving Sandra are her sons John Percha Jarrell III of Prairieville, LA, Glenn Michael Jarrell of Thomaston GA, and Lawrence Viars Jarrell of Covington, LA; sister Carole Thevenin of Ashford; eight grandchildren, Rachel Anne Jarrell of Prairieville, LA, Rebecca Anne Jarrell of Prairieville, LA, Samuel Sullivan Jarrell of Thomaston, GA, Madeline Sullivan Jarrell of Thomaston, GA, Lawrence Carter Jarrell of Covington, LA, Tayler Schulte Landry of Covington, LA, Chandler Richele Schulte of Covington, LA, and Alexandra McCabe Schulte of Covington, LA.

The funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, July 5, at Stevens & Grass Funeral, Malden with the Very Rev Donald X. Higgs officiating. Burial will follow at Amick Cemetery, Comfort, WV.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 8 pm July 4, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, WV.

Sandra was an animal and nature lover her entire life. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Sandra’s name to the St. Tammany Humane Society at