Funeral services for Mrs. Pearla Jean Flora, 87, will be held Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 11 a.m in Trinity Worship Center with the Rev. Tommy Brown, the Rev. Richard Exley and the Rev. Tom Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation will be held today from 4 until 8 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home.
Jean was born August 17, 1924 to William Jasper and Winnie Guy Cooper in Thornton, Arkansas and passed away peacefully with her family at her side in Grace Home, Shreveport, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a lifetime resident of Cullen and had lived the last four years in Shreveport.
Jean was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and was a charter member of Trinity Worship Center and attended Gateway Assembly of God in Shreveport when possible.
She owned and worked with her husband for many years in the service station business, was an avid seamstress, gardener and loved being with family and friends, always ready to lend a hand to those in need – a mighty prayer warrior with a heart of gold. Having a great love for her Lord and Savior and family, Jean will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children, Juanita Welch and husband, W.L. of Shreveport, Wade Orville Flora of Baytown, Texas and Barbara Rhodes and husband, Don of Sarepta; grandchildren, Jeff Welch of Alexandria, Wendy Rucker and husband, Don of Shreveport, Tabitha Tanner and husband, Neil of Colleyville, Texas, Mark Hurt and Chris Hurt, both of Nashville, Tennessee, Nikki Hurt of Baytown, Texas, Ricky Rhodes and wife, Asteana of Sarepta and Robin Wells and husband, Michael of Springhill; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jean is also survived by special friends, Marilyn Morgan, Phil Hull, Doc and LaVerne Smith, Gene and Loraine Masingill and all of her church family which was very special to her.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Wade D. Flora; her parents; three brothers; and four sisters.
Honoring her as pallbearers will be Jeff Welch, Ricky Rhodes, Michael Wells, Stuart Jones and Gary Amis. Honorary pallbearers will be Peyton Rucker, Bradley Dean, Chance McDonald, Logan and Justin Manshack.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Dhawan, Lauren Scheffy and staff for all of the love and support they have given us over the last four years and the loving and caring staff of Grace Home. We cannot thank you enough for what you gave to our family during a very difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Home, 1035 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
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