Jay E. Jewell

May 22, 1931January 26, 2014

Jay E. Jewell, 82, of Bartlett, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughter Michele Leigh Jewell Dillon. Mr. Jewell is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Mary Lou Jewell, son-in-law Tim Dillon, siblings Donald Jewell, Harvey Jewell and Gloria Griffin, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Jewell was a retired Senior Chief in the US Navy after 26 years and volunteered for 14 years at the Veterans Affairs. He was a Master Mason, York Rite Mason, Past Master, Past High Priest, Past Illustrious Master, elected 33rd Degree SGIG honorary in the Scottish Rite, elected a member in the Order of the Purple Cross, member of the Red Cross of Constantine and was Presiding Sovereign in 2013. He also served as Excellent Chief in Knight Masons. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, January 31 from 12-2pm with the funeral starting at 2pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Medical Center 614(135), 1030 Jefferson Ave., Memphis TN 38104 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2014

Jay E. Jewell

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January 31, 2014

Offering my deepest condolences to the family during this most difficult time.

James & Gwen Warren

January 29, 2014

James and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Sarah Rauk

January 28, 2014

Our prayers and thoughts are with you Mary Lou and Michelle. We are all sorry for your loss of such a special man in your lives.

Jon, Sarah & Leigh Rauk

Brenda Carpenter-O'Steen

January 28, 2014

Mary Lou, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the passing of Jay. As always, if we can help, or if you need anything, we are just a phone call away...take care, Brenda O'steen,StacyAyn, Leigh and the boys.