Jasper E. McLaurin MD

December 12, 1927December 3, 2010

Jasper Etienne McLaurin, MD was called home on December 3, 2010 after a long battle with kidney failure and complications of diabetes. He was born on December 12, 1927 in Braxton, Mississippi to Jasper and Magdalene Hicks McLaurin and raised by his grandfather. He attended The Piney Woods School for his primary education and then moved to New Orleans where he graduated from the Gilbert Academy in 1946. Jasper served in the US Army from 1946–1949 and then attended Wayne State University where he met his wife Doris Williams who he married on November 24, 1956. He received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College, completed a residency in neurology and established a solo private practice in neurology. He was affiliated with numerous medical associations, civic organizations, was a charter member of the Sigma Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Ann Arbor, and served as a commissioned officer in the US Naval Reserve.

Jasper was preceded in death by his grandson Adrian (“Sonny”) and is survived by his wife of 54 years Doris, his daughters, Karen (Lorie Bedell), Pamela and Toni and siblings Rutha Burney, Katherine Sutton, Luther and Grady Jenkins, cousins Audrey Mattocks, James Moffat, God-daughter Jayne Stevenson, and a host of nieces, nephews and “adopted” grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 8, from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 S 4th Ave. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 9, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Ann Arbor . In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Piney Woods School, PO Box 57 , Piney Woods, MS 39148.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 8, 2010
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jasper E. McLaurin MD

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William Min

January 2, 2011

My condolences and sympathy to your family on your loss.

Anthony Patrick

December 15, 2010

Dear Mrs. McLaurin, Our hearts go out to you and the family in the loss of your husband and fine man of the medical community. My mom was very fond of him. You are in our prayers.
Tony and Karen Patrick

Donald SIMS SR

December 13, 2010

Brother Jasper will be remembered as a man with great knowledge and was willing to share it with us.

Lynn Brown

December 13, 2010

God Bless You Uncle Jasper and Family. I will miss you and remember you always. Love you Auntie and Cousins. May the memories keep you in comfort forever.

Emerson Robinson

December 12, 2010

To Doris and Daughters,
Feeling your loss but happy to have good memories of Jasper.
He was a very serious student at Meharry and it was good to reconnect in Ann Arbor.
He had a great recipe for gumbo! He was an excellent cook.
Thanks for great times at your home.
We are here if you need us.
Emerson and Barbara A. Robinson

Willie Richardson

December 8, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Richard & Carol McFerrin

December 8, 2010

To Doris & Family
Sending our deepest condolences to you and family at this very difficult time.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.

December 8, 2010

May your memories sustain you at this time. Your family will remain in
our thoughts and prayers. Love, Nicol James (Bianca Burney's Mom)

Robert Rhodes

December 8, 2010

Doris McLaurin and Family
I was sorry to hear of the death of Jasper. I am happy to have known him, professionally as a fellow Meharrian with many mutual associates and as a Brother in the Sigma Rho Chapter of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. I met him during the 1980’s after my move to Ann Arbor. I recall with great appreciation his “invitation” to the Ques, their families to partake your generous hospitality for our annual fraternity summer picnics. These were great times.
Jasper was highly thought of by our mutual associates in the neurological and neurosurgical field. The late Dr Charles Brown at Meharry always spoke highly of and admired him greatly.
” Brother McLaurin is now at rest but a powerful light has gone out of this universe
Robert S. Rhodes

George Wright

December 8, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
George and Camille Wright (Atlanta, Ga.)