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Jean Gerard Oliver

Memorial service for Mrs. Jean Gerard Oliver will be 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Riverwood Family. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Friday.

Jean Gerard Oliver, 79, went to be with the Lord Aug. 20, 2019. She was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Winona, Mississippi, to her parents, William Smith Gerard and Mary Prince Gerard. Jean was the beloved wife of Bill for 57 years. She leaves behind Bill; her son, William Jr. “Hudson”; daughters, Rebecca “Becky” and Kimberly “Kim”; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jean graduated from Winona High School and attended MSCW for two years. While in high school she was active in various clubs and organizations. She was elected “Miss Winona High,” “Most Beautiful,” “Head Cheerleader” and “Homecoming Queen” by her fellow students and classmates. She was an excellent swimmer and diver. Jean was an accomplished watercolorist and long-time member of the Gaddis Group (watercolor artists) and exhibited in local and national shows.

Jean was a kind, humble, loving and generous lady. She loved people, animals and life.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Gerard Young.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, Mississippi, or Faith Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.