of Mountain Home, AR
October 15, 2021
Mrs. Sarah Jean Sullivan Jarvis, age 90 of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away in her home Friday, October 15, 2021. She was born December 18, 1930 in Gilbertown, Alabama to T.J. and Rosalie Sullivan. Mrs. Jean Jarvis married Jake Jarvis on December 26, 1950 and was a loving Air Force wife for 21 years. Jean graduated from Southern Choctaw High School in Silas, Alabama in 1948, and continued her education to receive a Bachelor's degree at the University of Montevallo in 1954. She then received a Masters in Education from the University of South Alabama in 1977. She was a teacher in various locations and grade levels, from 4th to 8th grade, as she moved around with military assignments. Jean especially loved to teach English as a second language to students. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas where she volunteered as a general assistant, participated in United Methodist Women, and was a Lay Speaker for various small congregations in Baxter and surrounding counties. Jean was a strong and loving mother. She is survived by three children, Cheryl B. Jarvis, Carla (Tommy) Johnson, and Cea (Jarvis) Pannell; four grandchildren, Jennifer Connif, Stephanie (Paul) Hufford, Zachary (Meredith) Pannell, and Jessica (Joey) Heggan; nine great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and sister Lyn Sullivan Lucas. She is preceded in death by her son, Michael Ray Jarvis; sister Ruby Sullivan Richardson; and brother T.J. Sullivan Jr. Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Pine Rest Funeral Home in Foley, Alabama. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Pine Rest Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home and Pine Rest Funeral Home, Foley, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her honor to First United Methodist Church Mountain Home 605 W 6th St Mountain Home, AR 72653 to the Backpack Program or Music Department. The family would like to give a special thanks to Home Instead Senior Care & Dawn W. Parker; Hospice of the Ozarks, Sherry M. & Crystal J.; and Dr. Michael Hagaman & staff.
Jean was an excellent teacher, a fine leader, a delightful lady and a respected and active member of FUMC. Our sympathies, blessings and prayers are extended to Carla, Cheryl & Tommy.
Dear Carla, Tommy, Cea and family and Cheryl and family: I loved Aunt Jean! She truly was a giver of her time to teach and help so many people. She was beautiful in her heart and in person. Her” laughs” are one of the distinct things I remember from my age of 6. She was a very strong lady, wife, mother and Aunt. I know the angels are happy to have Aunt Jean join them. My family and I will continue prayers. May God bring peace into your life. Love to y’all. Keep in touch.
I loved Jean as a person and enjoyed working with her in many projects, and programs at FUMC church. Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom. You were blessed to have her in your lives.
Jean was a wonderful mentor and friend to me as well as a faithful servant to her church. Her contributions were many. Condolences to her family. With fond memories and a grateful heart!Julie
to Carla, Tommy and all the loving family our prayers and sympathy. Jean always loved the UMW visits and we a shared our lives and joys with wonderful conversations. So sorry for your loss.Bob & Sharon Jones
My heartfelt sympathy to the Jarvis family. Jean was a special lady and was so helpful to me. May your memories always make you smile and warm your hearts. Blessings today, tomorrow and always.
Jean was a wonderful lady. My sympathy to you.
Sending heartfelt condolences to Carla, Tommy and Family! May your happy memories brighten your day and help you through this very difficult time!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!