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Jerri Killebrew Harper

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On Sunday, October 4, 2020, Jerri Killebrew Harper, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 73. Jerri was born November 10, 1946 in Murray, Kentucky to Charles and Ruby Killebrew.

Jerri graduated from Overton High School and Memphis State University. She taught high school math in the Mid-South area for thirty-eight years. She was an avid contract bridge player and member of the ACBL. She was also a passionate Memphis basketball fan and ardent follower of SEC football.

She was preceded in death by her father Charles E. Killebrew. She is survived by her husband, John Elgin Harper, her mother Ruby M. Killebrew, her twin brother Kerry E. Killebrew (Barbara) her children Richard Harper of The Woodlands, TX, Jessica Tupper (Jon) of Collierville, TN, Jason Harper (Melissa) of Knoxville, TN, her grandchildren Charlie and Alexa Harper, Hudson and Laurel Tupper, and Dylan and Merritt Harper.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Rd. Cordova, TN 38018.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles E. Killebrew, Father (deceased)
  • John Elgin Harper, Husband
  • Ruby M. Killebrew, Mother
  • Kerry E. Killebrew (Barbara), Twin Brother
  • Richard Harper, Child
  • Jessica Tupper (Jon), Child
  • Jason Harper (Melissa), Child
  • Charlie Harper, Grandchild
  • Alexa Harper, Grandchild
  • Hudson Tupper, Grandchild
  • Laurel Tupper, Grandchild
  • Dylan Harper, Grandchild
  • Merritt Harper, Grandchild

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CONSTANCE ADCOCK

October 9, 2020

I will never forget all the summers that Jerri, Kerry, my brother Frank and I spent with Jerri and Kerry in the hot part of the summer playing Hearts and Canasta indoors. I was 3-4 years younger but they let me play because they needed a fourth! We shared so many laughs and had such fun together. It was wonderful living across the street on Essexshire from the Killebrews all those many years and our parents were good friends as well. What a rich life Jerri has had on this earth and such a beautiful legacy has been created by Jerri and John with their beautiful children and grandchildren!
With much love, memories and prayers for all of the family.

Susan Neese

October 7, 2020

Dear Kerri and Barbara,
You have our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Jerri. Please share our wishes for a peaceful time of remembrance with all your family and friends.
Susan and Bill Neese

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Biography

On Sunday, October 4, 2020, Jerri Killebrew Harper, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 73. Jerri was born November 10, 1946 in Murray, Kentucky to Charles and Ruby Killebrew.

Jerri graduated from Overton High School and Memphis State University. She taught high school math in the Mid-South area for thirty-eight years. She was an avid contract bridge player and member of the ACBL. She was also a passionate Memphis basketball fan and ardent follower of SEC football.

She was preceded in death by her father Charles E. Killebrew. She is survived by her husband, John Elgin Harper, her mother Ruby M. Killebrew, her twin brother Kerry E. Killebrew (Barbara) her children Richard Harper of The Woodlands, TX, Jessica Tupper (Jon) of Collierville, TN, Jason Harper (Melissa) of Knoxville, TN, her grandchildren Charlie and Alexa Harper, Hudson and Laurel Tupper, and Dylan and Merritt Harper.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm at Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Rd. Cordova, TN 38018.

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