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McMillan Funeral Home

702 West College Street, Booneville, MS

OBITUARY

Jewell Groves

March 22, 1929March 24, 2020
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Willie Jewell Groves, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 22, 1929, to Roy and Lottie Weeks. She graduated from Pisgah High School and attended North East Junior College. She worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. until her children were born and then became a stay at home mom. She was a Baptist and attended Tuscumbia Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, volunteering at Baptist Memorial Hospital and listening to the Inspirations Quartet.

A Private Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Danny Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by two daughters, Laura (Mark) Ryan and Susan (Randle) Johnson; two sisters, Helon Winfield and JoAnne (Gwendol) Wren; four grandchildren, Audrey (Russ) Bullard, Madison Ryan, Cody Johnson and Luke Johnson; and two great-grandchildren, Jake Bullard and Evie Bullard.

She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley Groves; her parents; and one sister, Doris Reel.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Laura Ryan (Mark), Daughter
  • Susan Johnson (Randle), Daughter
  • Helon Winfield, Sister
  • JoAnne Wren (Gwendol), Sister
  • Audrey Bullard (Russ), Granddaughter
  • Madison Ryan, Granddaughter
  • Cody Johnson, Grandson
  • Luke Johnson, Grandson
  • Jake Bullard, Great Grandson
  • Evie Bullard, Great Granddaughter
  • Stanley Groves, Husband (deceased)
  • Roy Weeks, Father (deceased)
  • Lottie Weeks, Mother (deceased)
  • Doris Reel, Sister (deceased)

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Carolyn Wilson

March 27, 2020

Laura I'm delighted that i got to care for your sweet mother from Crestwood to The Landmark she was a sweetheart you done a wonderful job taking care of her you an your family will continue to be in my prayers i love you

Michele Hall

March 27, 2020

What can I say that others haven't. The top of the sweetest women I've ever known. She always had that sweet loving smile & a warm hug. I still have the framed crocheted gift she gave me. She will always hold a special place in my heart.

Pam Clark

March 26, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

Crystal Wertz Finch

March 26, 2020

Mrs. Groves was my neighbor in Woodbridge VA. I was just a kid, but she always treated me like a person and very kind. She was a real lady. She threw great birthday parties for Susan and Laura and invited the neighborhood. We had such fun! We missed them when they moved away. Rest In Peace Mrs. Groves 🙏💕✝️💕🙏💕😇
We’ll see you again some day!✝️

Tameka Shinault

March 25, 2020

Laura, your mother was a very special woman I met over 18 years ago. I enjoyed her visits to the office and her laugh. I am praying that God gives you strength during this very difficult time.

Sharon Mccombs

March 25, 2020

Susan, I'm sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a beautiful lady. Randy and I will be praying for your family.

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Biography

Willie Jewell Groves, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born March 22, 1929, to Roy and Lottie Weeks. She graduated from Pisgah High School and attended North East Junior College. She worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. until her children were born and then became a stay at home mom. She was a Baptist and attended Tuscumbia Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, volunteering at Baptist Memorial Hospital and listening to the Inspirations Quartet.

A Private Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Danny Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by two daughters, Laura (Mark) Ryan and Susan (Randle) Johnson; two sisters, Helon Winfield and JoAnne (Gwendol) Wren; four grandchildren, Audrey (Russ) Bullard, Madison Ryan, Cody Johnson and Luke Johnson; and two great-grandchildren, Jake Bullard and Evie Bullard.

She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley Groves; her parents; and one sister, Doris Reel.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.