Jean Mize Kupelian

November 29, 1944April 25, 2021

Jean was born November 29, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Frank and Mary, growing up with her sisters Radelle and Merry Lynn, and her brother Frank. She graduated in the class of 1963, the second class to graduate from the then-new John Foster Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas. Jean then married Carl Mize and gave birth to Julie. After Carl’s passing in 1990, Jean later married Jacob Kupelian in 2008 and moved to be with him in the area of Shreveport, LA. After Jacob’s passing in 2010 the Kupelians loved and helped Jean, who chose to remain in Louisiana. In September of 2020, Jean suffered a stroke. In the early morning of April 25, 2021, she died peacefully from respiratory infection and complications from stroke.

A devout Christian woman, Jean loved the Lord. She also volunteered as a greeter at Gateway Church. Everyone has said what a kindhearted and loving woman Jean was. Jean enjoyed many hobbies and fun things. In her bright fluorescent tennis shoes, she loved collecting artworks with lighthouses and eagles, as well as teddy bears. She also loved animals, including at various times a dog, cat, and even a pet baby cow. But mostly she loved the company and laughter of her family and many friends.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Arthur and Mary Helen Harris, as well as her sister Radelle Whitt and her husbands Carl Mize and Jacob Kupelian. Her surviving relatives include her sister, Merry Lynn Rose; her brother, Frank Harris; her daughter, Julie Strain; her stepson Charles Kupelian, and many other beloved family and friends. Jean will be remembered, honored, and missed by everyone whose life she touched.

Funeral service will be held Friday, April 30, 2021 at Forest Park Lawndale (6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Texas) at 2:00pm. Before that, visitation will be available from noon until 2pm.


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Merry Lynn Rose

May 1, 2021

Jean was truly a loving sister. There was only 18 months difference in our ages, so we grew up as playmates over the years. When Jean was a baby our mother said she caught me climbing into Jean's crib apparently thinking Jean was another doll to play with.

Jean visited me in Oregon several times over the years. On one of those visits we drove up the Oregon coast and toured lighthouses along the way.

Our phone calls were rarely less than an hour long, with a lot of laughter from both of us.

Jean was a member of our foursome called "The Cameo Sisters." Our "club" consisted of our older sister, Radelle Whitt, our niece, Elaine Brown, Jean, and myself. Radelle, Jean and I had cameos given to us by our mother when we were very young, and we bought a cameo for our niece, Elaine, so she would fit in. Over the years our foursome got together in various places, including trips to Las Vegas and New Orleans where we had so much fun together. And, of course, wearing our cameos was required attire.

Jean told me that her husband, Jake Kupelian, had asked his son, Chuck, to take care of Jean when he was gone. Chuck and his wife, Linda, really lived up to that promise over the years, helping Jean in numerous ways for which Jean was very appreciative.

The few times Jean and I spoke after she went into the nursing facility she always closed with "I love you!" She once told me that the word "Love" had a special meaning to her. She was truly a loving sister and will be greatly missed.

Merry Lynn Rose

Charles Kupelian

April 27, 2021

I know where Jean stood with GOD and im sad for she is gone from our sight but happy for I know, For her (The Best Is Yet To Come). When Jeasus Christ Returns .(The Promise of the return) This is what its all about. She will NEVER be forgotten in our lifetime.

Vickie Johnson

April 27, 2021

Aunt Jean was one of my most favorite people. She was kind and loving and was a true believer of Christ. She would laugh when she answered the phone and just was genuinely joyful. I will miss our phone calls and her upbeat personality. Rest in Peace Sweet Jean!!