OBITUARY

Bobbie Jean Sullivan Pantall

September 16, 1926April 30, 2021
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Bobbie Jean Sullivan Pantall, 94, of Ridgeland, MS went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 30, 2021. Bobbie was born September 16, 1926 in Shivers, Simpson County, Mississippi. She met her husband Ralph M. Pantall in 1944 and lived in Jackson and Ridgeland during their marriage of 68 years. She loved and cared deeply for her family, church and community. She will be missed dearly. Bobbie Jean loved to cook and especially enjoyed seeing friends and family enjoy her cooking, gathered at the family table. Her hobbies included gardening and word puzzles. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She had a very real love for family pets and Yorkie Jock will miss her. Living in Jackson, Bobbie was a Sunday School Teacher at Boling Street Methodist Church and after a move to Ridgeland in 1978, she became a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland. She shared a very strong and devout belief in prayer and reading the Bible, touching many friends and neighbors. She worked as a buyer for S.N. Thomas & Sons beginning in 1962 and retiring in 2005. She is survived by her children: son Thomas H. Pantall (Pat) of Sevierville, TN, daughters Joyce Pantall Douglas (Steve) of Madison, MS and Carol Pantall Chism (Robert) of Columbus, GA; grandsons: Ryan Chism (Ashley), Brent Carpenter (Jesse), Clark Lindsey (Angela), Craig Douglas (Salla), Brent Douglas (Anthea); granddaughters: Melissa Hall, Brandy Rios (Jayson), Jamie Bridges Gresham (Ben), Colene Carpenter, Erin Douglas, Nirvana Karakas; great grandchildren: Jacob (Joanna) and Emma Cutler and William Rios, Breanna and Austin Hall; Abby and Benjamin Carpenter; Edie Grace and Emma Chism; Kayla (Aaron) Nidiffer; Patrick (Katie) and Jacob (Erica) Lindsey. Great great grandchildren: Liam Hall; Clark Isaac Lindsey; Hayden Douglas; Cobie and Jordie Douglas; and Rylan Thurston. She is also survived by her brother John W. Sullivan (Rena), Sisters Mary Edwina Bryant (Ronny) and Ina Sullivan Kemp; and many loved nieces and nephews. Bobbie Jean was preceded in death by her husband Ralph M. Pantall; parents, Beadie T. and Louella Sullivan; siblings: Helen Cliburn, David Sullivan, Cary Sullivan, Nellie Coleman; and grandson, Christopher Chism. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Parkway Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS, 10:00 – 11:00 am followed by the Funeral service. The interment will be at Jessamine Cemetery, Ridgeland, MS. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland, MS. Please visit www.parkwayfuneralhomeridgeland.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Douglas
  • Tom Pantall
  • Nate Kemp
  • John Wayne Davis
  • Ryan Chism
  • Frank Sadler

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Joyce Pantall

May 13, 2021

Mother was always there for me. Even in my travels abroad, I knew she followed me daily with her prayers, letters and phone calls. Always interested in my life and encouraging me to be safe, confident and strong. A truly beautiful Christian lady, inside and out. I will always love my Mother and miss her.

Nirvana Roman Karakas

May 9, 2021

Nannie was a sweet woman who I am so glad to have spent time with as a child. She was so loving and nurturing and caring. I am so lucky to have known her and spent so many summers with her. I wish I could have seen her more often in the recent years and the distances could have been closer. She will always have a special place in my heart and I miss her.

Dennis Smith

May 5, 2021

Robin and I offer our sincere condolences to Tommy and Joyce and the entire Pantall family in the loss of this sweet lady. I remember her from Boling Street Methodist when we all lived in West Jackson and I went to school with Tommy and Joyce. We pray God will comfort and strengthen them and all who mourn her passing, and that sweet memories of her will bring them joy and peace.
Dennis & Robin Smith

Colene Carpenter

May 4, 2021

Granny,I will always cherish the sweet memories I have of you.I just wish that we could have spent more time with you.The times we spent together and the phone calls and the cards I sent you will forever bring me joy.Thank you for being a big part of my life.Like my brother said Thank you for your children I love them so very much and I’m proud to say that 1 of them is my dad and I will thank you everyday for him.I always loved sending you cards and knowing that you loved them.So if there was a way I could still do that I would but,I will figure out something.I also loved when I got to eat the chess squares you made.One day I will attempt to make them but,I know they will be never as good as yours.I love you so much granny and will miss you terribly.Your greatful granddaughter.Colene

Brent Carpenter

May 4, 2021

Granny. We all wish we would've gotten to know you better and spend more time with you. But the times we got to be with you were wonderful. Thank you for having such wonderful children that I am so thankful that I am close to and love so dearly and 1 in particular that has become my best friend. I am proud to be considered one of your grandchildren and wish I could be there with all of them today. But, we will be toasting with them from Ohio a mini pecan pie, that Jesse will never stop talking about. We love you very much.

Brent, Jesse and Ben

Jacque Keltner

May 4, 2021

Mom Pantall was like a 2nd mom for me!
So many happy times with Jean & Ralph,
And their family! She will be so missed!
Prayers for Tom, Joyce, & Carol and their family!! God bless ya’ll! 💕💕

Clark Lindsey

May 4, 2021

We were so blessed to meet Ms Jean and spend just a little time with her when she came to visit Tom and Pat. Our prayers are with all the family as you celebrate her life! We love you!

Shonda Johnson

May 3, 2021

I caught my 1st fish with her when I was around 4 or 5. It was at her house in LA. I remember her being just as excited as me. She was always so sweet to me, my granny and my mom. Also am an LSU fan from visiting Louisiana so much as a kid.

Nathan Kemp

May 3, 2021

A couple of memories come to mind instantly. She would always greet me as if I was the most important person in the world. A big hug and an even bigger kiss would follow. The smell coming from her kitchen was always breath taking. She would always tell me "thank you for taking such good care of my mama". Aunt Jean and I had a unifying task in that regard. We love you Aunt Jean! Nathan, Suzanne, Andrea, Anna and Landon.

Gloria Dean

May 3, 2021

Our love and thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Although we only met Jean once on the occasion of our last visit to USA. We have lasting memories of a most gentle and beautiful woman who loved everyone she met, Including our Brother Steve. My fondest memory is when Steve and I sang for Jean and Ralph at Joyce and Steve's home in Madison MS. Followed by a lovely family meal prepared by Jean and Joyce. Your homes may be empty of her presence but her memories will never leave.
Our love to you all from Gloria and Barry Dean and Family

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