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Mrs. Sylvia Jean Laird Oliphant

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“Mr. Jim, Karla, Kathy,Sorry to hear about Mrs. Jean; She was always such a happy person with a beautiful smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Randy Perise - Ponchatoula, LA

“Jean fought the good fight. Sorry for the family's loss. Prayers for God's peace and comfort at this time. May you find comfort in knowing she is...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Margaret Carter - Natalbany, LA

“My sincere condolences for your loss. Tom Flynn ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Flynn - St. Francisville, LA

“Our family is so sorry for your loss, Mrs. Jean was a fine person. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Hill - Amite, LA

“Jean was the most sincere person! Her kindness shined through her eyes. I am so happy to have known such a good person. Your family will be...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Penny Boudreaux - Hammond, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gordon and Eloise Anderson

“Our prayers are with you Mr Jim and your family. We are sorry for your loss. Mrs Jean will be missed. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Deborah Lachney - Hammond, LA

“The plain truth is that Jean was a exceptional person. I always loved her kind nature, great sense of humor and love for all of us. Everyone who is...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: russell riall - houston, TX

Sylvia Jean Laird Oliphant went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family in her home after a long, brave battle with lymphoma.

Jean was born on May 8, 1943 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, to Gene and Myrtle Laird, the youngest of 8 siblings. She married the love of her life, Jim Oliphant, on January 19, 1963. Jean dedicated her life to Jesus and her beloved family with pure love, devotion, and faith.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, VW 'Gene' and Myrtle Laird; brother, Ellison Laird; sisters, Evelyn Hardy, Helen Rockenbaugh, Millie Riall, and Wanda LeBlanc; and her granddaughter Stepheni Perez.

Jean's life will forever be remembered and cherished by her husband, James Oliphant; daughters, Karla Rakocy and Kathy Addison; son-in-law, Rocky Rakocy; grandchildren Nikki Schroeder, Rocky Parent, Jamie Parent, Kenya Parent, Caleb Addison, Hunter Rakocy and Brock Rakocy; and her great-grandchildren, Ava Parent, Trenton Perez, Hannah Perez, Braedyn Stephens, Wyatt Bennett, Caden Perez, and Lincoln Grice; brother, Richard 'Dickie' Laird; and sister Wilda Mayhall; as well as her extended family and friends.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 9:00 am at Collins Cemetery Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

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