Dorothy ‘Jean’ McKeithen
11/11/33 – 4/11/12
Our loving mother, grandmother and friend Jean McKeithen went home to our Lord on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
Dorothy “Jean” Jackson was born in Hattiesburg and raised in Jackson, Miss. She graduated from Central High School, followed by a year as a Tri-Delta at the University of Southern Mississippi. Jean and her childhood sweetheart, John McKeithen, were married in 1954 and raised three children together in New Orleans, La. John went home to our Lord in May of 1999, and Jean moved to Pagosa Springs to spend the remaining years of her retirement with her family. She was a true Southern Belle whose grace and gentle spirit were a blessing to all who knew her.
Jean is survived by a son, John McKeithen, Jr.; daughters Christy Gotchall (Dan) and Connie Prunty (Steve); five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all.
Memorial services were celebrated in Pagosa Springs on Saturday, April 14. Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 17, at Lakewood Cemetery in Jackson, Miss.