Funeral services for Eleanor "Jean" Miguez will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Jean passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022, surrounded by family and friends. Although saddened by her loss, her family and friends have comfort knowing she is at rest with the Lord and her daughter Linda.
Jean touched many lives through her active church life and her love of music. The unconditional love Jean provided to her four daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will live on forever in our hearts. Jean was always jovial and had a story to share - most of which were repeated on many occasions.
Jean was born on July 18, 1936 in Pocahontas, Virginia. Jean was a 1954 graduate of Fair Park High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she played violin in the Orchestra, participated in Future Teachers of America, Glee Club and was a Library Assistant. After graduation Jean married Paul Miguez of Abbeville, Louisiana on July 18, 1954. In their 20 years of marriage, they had four daughters: Carole Lynne' Torphy and husband, Mike, Linda Dianne Hunter and husband, Robert, Paula Marie Jones and husband, Jeff and Tamara Jean Miguez.
Jean was a military wife and loving homemaker who also provided childcare to many other children over the years. Her love of children knew no bounds and she would never pass on an opportunity to stop and hold, hug or love on a baby.
Jean's love of music included playing many instruments: violin, piano, chimes, and handbells. Jean taught children's choir for over 35 years. Over the years Jean performed with the Adult Choir and in more recent years Senior Adult Choir (the Goldenaire's) where she was a member at First Baptist Church of Richardson, Texas.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Miguez; her parents, Ellis R. Whitt Sr. and Florence Ellen Whitt; her brother, Ellis R. Whitt Jr.; her sister-in-law, Judy Whitt; her sister, Janet Carol Timmons and her daughter, Linda Dianne Hunter. Jean is survived by her grandchildren, Meredith Gerber and husband, Matt, Jared Kiechler, Charles Hunter, Candace Hunter and great-grandson, Edward Gerber. Jean will be deeply missed by her nieces, nephews, family members and many, many friends.
Jean's family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the medical staff at T. Boone Pickens Faith Presbyterian Hospice Center where she received excellent and loving care and to everyone who shared comforting words and prayers in her final days.
We will forever celebrate Momma Jean's life and legacy. When things are tough, we will remember Jean saying, "As your Nanny used to say, "Keep Your Chin Up".