Jean Rose Caves
Jean Rose Caves, 89, of Jayess, passed away Feb. 23, 2022, at her residence.
Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at Powells Grove Church in Jayess. Graveside services followed in the Powells Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Jean Rose Caves was many things to all of us. She was mama, grandmaw, great-grandmaw, sister, aunt, and friend. She was “Everyone’s Grandmaw” to her grandchildren and step-grandchildren and their friends, to her great-grandchildren and their friends, and to all the children of Powells Grove Church.
She loved God and attended church faithfully until the last few weeks of her life when she was too weak to go. She loved her pastor and his wife, Bro. Ronnie and Sis. Marian Turner, dearly. She loved people generously and unconditionally. She was no respecter of persons, believing that all were worthy of respect and kindness. If you entered her circle of family and friends, you were loved.
She passed down to us all the love of God and going to church. She would travel many miles to attend conferences and camp meeting, often taking grandchildren with her and their grandpa. She showed the faithfulness of living for God and passed down the talent of singing and playing music in church. Any type of gathering for holidays or birthdays was a good time for music and singing.
She loved pretty clothes and fancy shoes. When a beloved niece would come for a visit, they would often swap clothes and shoes because the niece loved pretty clothes and fancy shoes, too.
She loved traveling and did… from one side of the country to the other – from Canada to Florida, from Oregon to Mexico. She loved to travel the backroads to see the hidden places of beauty.
Jean Rose was born in Leland on Sept. 4, 1932, to Gary C. Waldrop and Rhoda “Willie” Russell Waldrop. She was the middle child of nine children, raised in the East Lincoln community, and graduated from East Lincoln School. She picked cotton and milked cows; she had many jobs, being a good waitress, a school bus driver, worked in big farms in California, babysat, and helped run a paper route.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, Ernest Prentiss Wedgeworth and Cecil Caves Jr.; her brother-in-law, Jerry Doerner; son-in-law, Bennie Hall Jr.; siblings: two brothers and their wives, James Russell Waldrop Sr. and wife Geneva, and Roger Dale Waldrop and Lanell; three sisters and their husbands, Ouida and Jack Lee, Maiblume and Clell Hall, and Flora Nell and Lloyd Thompson.
Jean Rose is survived by one daughter, Deborah Ann Hall, of Jayess; five grandchildren, Ernie Milum and wife Kristy, Sylvia Thornhill and husband Wayne, Stephen Hall and wife Leigh, Joy Hall, all of Jayess; and Sandy Naquin and husband A.J., of Ruth; 15 great-grandchildren, Brandi Thornhill, Lance Milum and wife Ashlee, Levi Milum, Laklin Milum, Tanner Thornhill, Gabie Thornhill, Gracie Thornhill, Brently Hall, Lila Pate, Bradley Hall, Canaa Pate, Clark Naquin, Molly Naquin, Judah Naquin, and Britain Hall; extended family, Michael Wiklund, Pat Wiklund, Jerry Hall, Shanne Cupstid, Jacky Hall, and their families; one brother, Durwood Waldrop and wife Thelma, of Monroe, La.; two sisters, Joyce Doerner, of Morgantown, and Loyce McCloud and husband Buddy, of East Lincoln community; as well as a host of nieces and nephews whom she was proud of and loved.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Deaconess Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.