Jewell Sistrunk | Obituaries | The meridian star



January 13, 1927
August 26, 2021

Myers Sistrunk Jewel
Ms. Jewell Myers Sistrunk’s private funeral services will be held on Saturday August 28, 2021 at Faith Baptist Church with the Reverends. Billy Warsaw and Mike Boles officiating. A public cemetery service will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia. Robert Bahram Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
Ms Sistrunk, 94, from Meridian, died on Wednesday August 25, 2021 at the Bedford Care Center in Marion.
Jewell was a staunch member of the Faith Baptist Church of Meridian and was a staunch member of the Truth Seekers Sunday School class. She was also very active in the ESP group in Faith. Jewell enjoyed working with Atlanta’s Operation Christmas Shoebox distribution center every year for as long as her health allowed. Coming from humble beginnings, she and her husband made their home in Philadelphia, before moving to Meridian in 1958. After moving, she enjoyed caring for her family and together with her husband, James, taught school at the Sunday at State Blvd Baptist Church. After retirement, they enjoyed working on their farm in Leake County and traveling to see family and friends. She was a talented cook and was renowned for her caramel and strawberry cakes. She also loved tending to her flower gardens and taking care of her garden. She will be remembered for her strength and dedication to her Lord, to her Church, to her family and to her friends.
Mrs. Jewell is survived by her son, Jamie Sistrunk (Nelda); her grandchildren: Jessica Thomas (Tyler), Natalie Perry (Todd), Jessica Calvert (Hon. Billy Adam), Matthew Sistrunk (Erika) and Caleb Courvelle (Rachel); 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Wall, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Mrs. Sistrunk is predeceased by her husband, James Sistrunk; their son, Andrew Sistrunk; parents, William Myers and Leona Myers Watkins; and siblings, Joe Myers, Junior Myers, Billy Myers, James Myers and Maurice Sistrunk.
The bearers will be David Myers, Caleb Courvelle, Matthew Sistrunk, Ned Sistrunk, Tyler Thomas and Billy Adam Calvert. The honorary bearers will be Bobby Johnson and Don Johnson.
The Sistrunk family suggests that memorials be made in the form of donations to the Samaritan purse instead of flowers.
Family and friends can sign the guestbook online at

Published on August 27, 2021


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