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Jo Clapper

March 18, 1943 February 1, 2021
Jo Clapper
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Obituary for Jo Clapper

BETTY JO GREGG CLAPPER

Jo Clapper died on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 77.

A native of Osceola, Arkansas, she was born March 18, 1943, the daughter of the late Felix and Ellie Ree Nash Gregg. Jo was raised in Starkville, Mississippi where she graduated Starkville High School. She received her undergraduate degree from her beloved Mississippi State University and her graduate degree from Mississippi College.

Mrs. Clapper was a much loved and admired 2nd grade teacher and taught in the Madison County School System for many years. She was a charter teacher at Madison Station Elementary School and was a former Madison County “Teacher of The Year.” She retired her teaching career in 2001 from the Mississippi School for the Blind. Over the years, Jo had stayed in touch with numerous students whose lives were affected by her devotion and care.

Jo had her first date with the love of her life, George, at a Mississippi State Bulldog basketball game almost 60 years ago. Together they enjoyed raising their family, attending many MSU athletic events (especially basketball) and traveling throughout some 49 States and several countries. Her family came first. She was a devoted, fierce supporter of her children and grandchildren and was involved in many aspects of their lives. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her a sister, Bobbie Ann Gregg, and her brother, Billy Jack Gregg.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Clapper, of Ridgeland; daughter, Ginger Clapper Langford, of Brandon; sons, Lee Clapper (Deedra), of Madison, and Geep Clapper (Tonia), of Nolansville, TN; grandchildren: Joshua Langford, Joel Langford, Daniel Clapper, Ashlee Clapper, and Andrew Clapper; sister, Judy Gregg, of Memphis; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland, with Rev. Tom Washburn officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Salvation Army.

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Graveside

Friday

5

Feb

2:00 PM 2/5/2021 2:00:00 PM
Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland

306 Sagewood Dr
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Directions to Jessamine Cemetery, Ridgeland, MS (from Interstate 55): If coming I-55 N from Downtown Jackson Take exit 105B from I-55 N toward Ridgeland Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Old Agency Rd (Old Agency turns into W Jackson St) 0.1 mi Continue onto W Jackson St 1.4 mi W Jackson St crosses Hwy 51 and turns slightly left and becomes Jessamine Dr (you will be in a neighborhood with residential homes) 6 min (2.1 mi) Destination will be on the right If coming I-55 South from Gluckstadt/Madison Take exit 105B from I-55 S toward Ridgeland Take exit 105B toward Ridgeland/Old Agency Rd 0.4 mi Turn LEFT at light and cross over I-55 overpass into Ridgeland. This will turn into Jackson Street. Continue onto W. Jackson Street and cross Hwy 51 W Jackson St will turn into Jessamine Dr (you will be in a neighborhood with residential homes) 6 min (2.1 mi) W Jackson St turns slightly left and becomes Jessamine Dr Destination will be on the right

Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland
306 Sagewood Dr Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

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Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland Final Resting Place

306 Sagewood Dr
Ridgeland, MS 39157

306 Sagewood Dr Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States
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