Jean Quick Strope
April 16, 1947 -
December 17, 2012

Visitation

December 18, 2012
4-8 p.m.

Service 

December 19, 2012
2 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Jean Quick Strope, age 65 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Wednesday December 19th at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Travis Creasy officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Strope passed away Monday December 17th at her residence.

A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen McCollum Quick. Mrs. Strope was a cosmetologist and a member of the Riverside Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband James Strope of Fayetteville, three daughters Jessica Honey, Emily King (Michael) and Julia Townsend all of Fayetteville, ten grandchildren Morgan Honey, Kennedy Honey, Spencer King, Garrett Honey, Emma King, Ella Townsend, Abby Honey, Conner Townsend, Olivia Honey and Jacob King, three sisters Patsy Adkins (Doug) of Fayetteville, Dean Slayton of Fayetteville, Patricia Jacobs (Steve) of Fayetteville two brothers Harold Quick (Angeline) of Fayetteville, Glenn Quick (Belinda) of Hazel Green, AL, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside Christian Academy.

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42 Comments

  1. Amanda Parks

    I will forever miss Mrs Jean and her sweet smiling face. She was a very special lady and will forever be in my heart!! I love all of you so much!!!

    Reply
  2. Mac & Barbara Sanders

    James and Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mac and Barbara Sanders

    Reply
  3. Mac & Barbara Sanders

    James and Family

    Reply
  4. Debbie Rogers Bradley

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said about Jean. She was so many good things. She was such a joy to be around. I remember one occasion that I will never forget and that was my first day at Flintville High School. So scared and not knowing anyone. Jean saw me standing in the hall not knowing where in the world to go next. She came up to me and and ask if I needed some help. She took me to the office so I could get my schedule. I remember her smile and kind words to me that day. She and Dean were always so sweet and good to everyone. I will never forget her and that beautiful smile and kind heart. We will miss you Jean but I know you are in a place that has taken all the pain away.

    Reply
  5. Cortney Hoffman

    Jessica,

    Your mom was so special to my family. She was such a wonderful and sweet lady. I thought so much of her. My son Tucker is in Olivia’s class and he tells me all the time that Olivia is one of his best friends. I just wanted you and Olivia to know that Tucker and I are both praying for you and your family. Remember that God is there to comfort you during this time if you let Him in.

    Again, we are so sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you during this hard time.

    Mark, Cortney and Tucker Hoffman

    Reply
  6. Brenda Burns

    I am Sorry for the loss of your Mother .My Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayers go out to you.Will be Praying for the Entire Family.She was a Pretty Lady!

    Reply
  7. rhonda Copple

    Jean was a beautiful woman – through and through. She faced this cancer head-on – did everything possible to beat it. I never heard her complain once, though, in the whole process. She loved her work – she loved making women beautiful. She was a great conversationalist – and listener. She loved her family and was the matriarch of beautiful daughters and grandchildren. She kept them all together – and she will be missed. I hope the girls have learned from her strength during these…..5?? years. I know I learned a lot from Jean. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Love, Rhonda Copple

    Reply
  8. Peggy G. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. Jean was such a beautiful person inside and outside. May God heal your broken hearts.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy Bevels

    Reply
  9. richard and patsy long

    james and family-so sorry to hear of your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    richard and patsy

    Reply
  10. Nina, John Ben and Bret

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Reply
  11. Jim and Shirley Steelman

    James and your family,
    Shirley and I are unable to get to either Jean’s visitation or funeral due to both of us being sick. We loved Jean and admired her courage and positive attitude throughout her long illness. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

    Reply
  12. Rayburn & Dean Reed

    A very kind and sweet Lady!

    Reply
  13. Diana McBay

    James and girls, I am so sorry to hear of the death of Jean. She was a joy to know and she was so very proud of her family. She will be truely missed by a wide circle of friends and family..My prayers will be with you all in the difficult days ahead.

    Reply
  14. Gay Parsley

    To James, Jessica, Emily, Julia and my dear sweet friend and Sister Dean, Patsy, Patricia and brothers, I too, am in grief at this time over losing Jean. As Jesus wept over his friend, Lazarus, I weep with you for my friend.

    Jean was my dear friend from way back when; her family, our community and the world has truly lost a genuine “Jewel” who made this place on earth a better place to endure. Her sweet smile, friendly personality and love for people and God will trulybe missed by all that ever was blessed to have known her. I will always have a special place in my heart and shall never forget Jean, what a wonderful child of God’s she truly was and such love and devotion to her sweet family.

    May God Bless all her family during this great loss and take comfort in knowing she is continuing to be “about her Heavenly Father’s Business”.

    Gay Parsley

    Reply
  15. Gail Curtis

    What a blessing to know this special lady! My heart aches for her family, but my soul rejoices for her home going! May this family be bathed in prayer during this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Tony Smith

    Im sorry for your lost. She was such a sweet person. May
    God heal your hurt during the days ahead. All of you are
    in my prayers.

    Reply
  17. Mary Neikirk

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. She was a beautiful person in so many ways. God Bless and keep all of you .

    Reply
  18. Sandra Chunn

    Jean was probably the most beautiful (inside and out) person I have ever known. I always loved seeing her and talking to her. She had the most beautiful smile and I loved to hear her laugh. Jean was so strong and she had more faith than anyone I know. She was always a joy and delight to be around.

    Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers and have been through this long difficult battle.
    May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort during your adjustment without Jean. God certainly has a wonderful new angel and you all have “the best angel” looking down on you.

    May God bless each and every one of you.

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Chunn

    Reply
  19. Rachel Kimble

    My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. I am very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  20. Donnie Ivey

    Trisha, I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  21. Charlotte Brown

    I have no words to express what you meant to me all the years you did my hair: you made me feel pretty every time, and that is a special gift. You touched my life, and now you’re at peace and out of pain. To your family, I wish them Godspeed; my husband Jim was raised with all of the Quicks, and his older brother Joey Brown went to school with Jean and Dean. I loved you, Jean! Charlotte

    Reply
  22. Judy Stafford

    James and Family,You all have my deepest sympathy and Prayers..Jean was a very special friend to me..Jean was someone special and kind her smile would light up a room.
    we were both in the same profession so we could talk about anything beauticians are just that way. She started doing my hair when I got out of my shop. I loved her and was proud to call her my friend.. She fought the good fight as much as anyone I know. She will be missed.
    May God Bless you all.
    Judy Stafford

    Reply
  23. Nancy Curry

    After tenderly caring for your loved one, she has gone to Heaven. The pain is gone. Peace is finally here for Jean, but her family is left behind to miss her, to heal, to look forward to that day of happy reunion. I pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you at this time, and in the days ahead. I pray that day by day, the precious memoires of your loved one will fill your heart and that day by day, the love you shared with her will help to ease your pain.

    Reply
  24. Amy McAnally Clemons

    To the Strope Family,

    We send our condolences for the passing of Mrs. Jean. She is a special person who will be missed greatly. Her kindness and uplifing spirit will always be remembered. We will be praying for comfort and God’s blessing on you and your family.

    Reply
  25. SUE ANDERSON

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  26. Karen Gilliam

    Dear Harold and family,
    I know your hearts are heavy with the loss of your precious sister. God is holding her in His arms now, and she is in such a wonderful place. Know that Denny and I share in your sorrow. We love you.

    Reply
  27. Betty Honey

    Jessica,
    I am so sorry to hear of the dath of your mother. I know this is a hard time for you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  28. Mark and Laura Clark

    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. What a Godly woman – our loss is Heaven’s gain! Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  29. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    We are saddened to learn of this beautiful and sweet lady’s passing. Everyone that knew her has been blessed , she certainly will be missed..

    To her family our hearts are breaking for you , may you find comfort in the wonderful memories of better days.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  30. Jane Rawls Greer

    Jean was a compassionate, warm, loving and sincere person, who was very dear to me during our high school years.

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing and send my sincere condolences to her family, who loved her so very much.

    I will keep all of you in my heart and prayers.
    Jane

    Reply
  31. Carol Taylor

    James and all the family
    We are so sorry to heard of the loss of your precious Jean. She was a beautiful and sweet lady, always smiling. Your family will be in our prayers

    Charles and Carol Taylor

    Reply
  32. Mildred Posey Mcnatt

    So sorry for the loss of Jean.I pray God will comfort the entire family at this sad time. Patricia and Patsy My heart is broken for yall.

    Reply
  33. Jennifer Smith

    To all the family your special angel has now been called home. She has shined so gracefully and did her special works on earth so well. Please know that everyone she met she left them with a better day and a bwtter outlook for life. We will always remember Jean and her precious family for all the richness of love, honor, and the ability help anyone. Our prayers are with all the family. Jennifer (wayne) Smith and Family

    Reply
  34. Betty Edwards Knott & Magaline Edwards

    Jean was one of the sweetest ladies I knew. She was a class act and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  35. Darrell & Renea Walp

    Jean was such a wonderful person. We will always remember her smile. Our prayers are with all of you!
    Love In Christ,
    The Walp Family

    Reply
  36. Allison Greene

    Dear Family – my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I loved Jean. She was always so positive and beautiful. She will be missed. Love, Allison

    Reply
  37. The Rutledges

    Love and condolences to each of you. My heart is so heavy with Jean’s passing; however,
    I feel that Jean ran into the arms of Jesus knowing she had run her best race. She will suffer no more and is one of the best angels ever!

    Jean was one of the best people I have ever had the privilege of knowing and loving.

    There are simply no words of comfort but I do thank Thank God for wonderful, cherished memories for each of you (and for me).

    I know Jean is enjoying a glad reunion in Heaven with loved ones who have gone before and was able to leave her earthly home surrounded by love and faith in what was to come. Prayers will continue for the family and friends as you grieve for Jean’s home-going.
    ✿•Hugs and Blessings to all ✿•
    Love, Cricket and Billy Joe Rutledge

    Reply
  38. Debra West

    To the Strope family,

    Mrs. Jean was the most beautiful lady inside and out! She brightened the world with her smile! She was always so sweet to me and I loved her very much! She will be missed by us all! She will live on through her beautiful daughters and grandchildren! I’m sending all my love and prayers. It is so hard to lose a loved one especially a parent. May God bless you all!

    Love,
    Debra

    Reply
  39. Carrol Agnew Stewart

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Jean’s death. She and her family seemed like they were kin to us instead of friends. We were close knit when we were growing up. Also, our sons Derrick, Dennis, and Darrell. were close in age to her girls. You all are in my prayers. Love Carrol

    Reply
  40. The Kimbles

    All of our love and condolences are extended to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all in this time of sorrow.

    Rhett, Kellie, Brittni, Tyde and Crimson

    Reply
  41. Frank Baker

    I feel very bad about Jean’s passing. We have been friends for a very long time and the memories will always be in my heart.

    Reply
  42. Kay Hopkins Wiley

    Words can not express my sorrow that I feel in Jean’s passing. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the weeks to come. Love, Kay

    Reply

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42 Comments

  1. Amanda Parks

    I will forever miss Mrs Jean and her sweet smiling face. She was a very special lady and will forever be in my heart!! I love all of you so much!!!

    Reply
  2. Mac & Barbara Sanders

    James and Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mac and Barbara Sanders

    Reply
  3. Mac & Barbara Sanders

    James and Family

    Reply
  4. Debbie Rogers Bradley

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said about Jean. She was so many good things. She was such a joy to be around. I remember one occasion that I will never forget and that was my first day at Flintville High School. So scared and not knowing anyone. Jean saw me standing in the hall not knowing where in the world to go next. She came up to me and and ask if I needed some help. She took me to the office so I could get my schedule. I remember her smile and kind words to me that day. She and Dean were always so sweet and good to everyone. I will never forget her and that beautiful smile and kind heart. We will miss you Jean but I know you are in a place that has taken all the pain away.

    Reply
  5. Cortney Hoffman

    Jessica,

    Your mom was so special to my family. She was such a wonderful and sweet lady. I thought so much of her. My son Tucker is in Olivia’s class and he tells me all the time that Olivia is one of his best friends. I just wanted you and Olivia to know that Tucker and I are both praying for you and your family. Remember that God is there to comfort you during this time if you let Him in.

    Again, we are so sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you during this hard time.

    Mark, Cortney and Tucker Hoffman

    Reply
  6. Brenda Burns

    I am Sorry for the loss of your Mother .My Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayers go out to you.Will be Praying for the Entire Family.She was a Pretty Lady!

    Reply
  7. rhonda Copple

    Jean was a beautiful woman – through and through. She faced this cancer head-on – did everything possible to beat it. I never heard her complain once, though, in the whole process. She loved her work – she loved making women beautiful. She was a great conversationalist – and listener. She loved her family and was the matriarch of beautiful daughters and grandchildren. She kept them all together – and she will be missed. I hope the girls have learned from her strength during these…..5?? years. I know I learned a lot from Jean. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Love, Rhonda Copple

    Reply
  8. Peggy G. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. Jean was such a beautiful person inside and outside. May God heal your broken hearts.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy Bevels

    Reply
  9. richard and patsy long

    james and family-so sorry to hear of your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    richard and patsy

    Reply
  10. Nina, John Ben and Bret

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Reply
  11. Jim and Shirley Steelman

    James and your family,
    Shirley and I are unable to get to either Jean’s visitation or funeral due to both of us being sick. We loved Jean and admired her courage and positive attitude throughout her long illness. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

    Reply
  12. Rayburn & Dean Reed

    A very kind and sweet Lady!

    Reply
  13. Diana McBay

    James and girls, I am so sorry to hear of the death of Jean. She was a joy to know and she was so very proud of her family. She will be truely missed by a wide circle of friends and family..My prayers will be with you all in the difficult days ahead.

    Reply
  14. Gay Parsley

    To James, Jessica, Emily, Julia and my dear sweet friend and Sister Dean, Patsy, Patricia and brothers, I too, am in grief at this time over losing Jean. As Jesus wept over his friend, Lazarus, I weep with you for my friend.

    Jean was my dear friend from way back when; her family, our community and the world has truly lost a genuine “Jewel” who made this place on earth a better place to endure. Her sweet smile, friendly personality and love for people and God will trulybe missed by all that ever was blessed to have known her. I will always have a special place in my heart and shall never forget Jean, what a wonderful child of God’s she truly was and such love and devotion to her sweet family.

    May God Bless all her family during this great loss and take comfort in knowing she is continuing to be “about her Heavenly Father’s Business”.

    Gay Parsley

    Reply
  15. Gail Curtis

    What a blessing to know this special lady! My heart aches for her family, but my soul rejoices for her home going! May this family be bathed in prayer during this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Tony Smith

    Im sorry for your lost. She was such a sweet person. May
    God heal your hurt during the days ahead. All of you are
    in my prayers.

    Reply
  17. Mary Neikirk

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. She was a beautiful person in so many ways. God Bless and keep all of you .

    Reply
  18. Sandra Chunn

    Jean was probably the most beautiful (inside and out) person I have ever known. I always loved seeing her and talking to her. She had the most beautiful smile and I loved to hear her laugh. Jean was so strong and she had more faith than anyone I know. She was always a joy and delight to be around.

    Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers and have been through this long difficult battle.
    May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort during your adjustment without Jean. God certainly has a wonderful new angel and you all have “the best angel” looking down on you.

    May God bless each and every one of you.

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Chunn

    Reply
  19. Rachel Kimble

    My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. I am very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  20. Donnie Ivey

    Trisha, I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  21. Charlotte Brown

    I have no words to express what you meant to me all the years you did my hair: you made me feel pretty every time, and that is a special gift. You touched my life, and now you’re at peace and out of pain. To your family, I wish them Godspeed; my husband Jim was raised with all of the Quicks, and his older brother Joey Brown went to school with Jean and Dean. I loved you, Jean! Charlotte

    Reply
  22. Judy Stafford

    James and Family,You all have my deepest sympathy and Prayers..Jean was a very special friend to me..Jean was someone special and kind her smile would light up a room.
    we were both in the same profession so we could talk about anything beauticians are just that way. She started doing my hair when I got out of my shop. I loved her and was proud to call her my friend.. She fought the good fight as much as anyone I know. She will be missed.
    May God Bless you all.
    Judy Stafford

    Reply
  23. Nancy Curry

    After tenderly caring for your loved one, she has gone to Heaven. The pain is gone. Peace is finally here for Jean, but her family is left behind to miss her, to heal, to look forward to that day of happy reunion. I pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you at this time, and in the days ahead. I pray that day by day, the precious memoires of your loved one will fill your heart and that day by day, the love you shared with her will help to ease your pain.

    Reply
  24. Amy McAnally Clemons

    To the Strope Family,

    We send our condolences for the passing of Mrs. Jean. She is a special person who will be missed greatly. Her kindness and uplifing spirit will always be remembered. We will be praying for comfort and God’s blessing on you and your family.

    Reply
  25. SUE ANDERSON

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  26. Karen Gilliam

    Dear Harold and family,
    I know your hearts are heavy with the loss of your precious sister. God is holding her in His arms now, and she is in such a wonderful place. Know that Denny and I share in your sorrow. We love you.

    Reply
  27. Betty Honey

    Jessica,
    I am so sorry to hear of the dath of your mother. I know this is a hard time for you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  28. Mark and Laura Clark

    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. What a Godly woman – our loss is Heaven’s gain! Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  29. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    We are saddened to learn of this beautiful and sweet lady’s passing. Everyone that knew her has been blessed , she certainly will be missed..

    To her family our hearts are breaking for you , may you find comfort in the wonderful memories of better days.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  30. Jane Rawls Greer

    Jean was a compassionate, warm, loving and sincere person, who was very dear to me during our high school years.

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing and send my sincere condolences to her family, who loved her so very much.

    I will keep all of you in my heart and prayers.
    Jane

    Reply
  31. Carol Taylor

    James and all the family
    We are so sorry to heard of the loss of your precious Jean. She was a beautiful and sweet lady, always smiling. Your family will be in our prayers

    Charles and Carol Taylor

    Reply
  32. Mildred Posey Mcnatt

    So sorry for the loss of Jean.I pray God will comfort the entire family at this sad time. Patricia and Patsy My heart is broken for yall.

    Reply
  33. Jennifer Smith

    To all the family your special angel has now been called home. She has shined so gracefully and did her special works on earth so well. Please know that everyone she met she left them with a better day and a bwtter outlook for life. We will always remember Jean and her precious family for all the richness of love, honor, and the ability help anyone. Our prayers are with all the family. Jennifer (wayne) Smith and Family

    Reply
  34. Betty Edwards Knott & Magaline Edwards

    Jean was one of the sweetest ladies I knew. She was a class act and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  35. Darrell & Renea Walp

    Jean was such a wonderful person. We will always remember her smile. Our prayers are with all of you!
    Love In Christ,
    The Walp Family

    Reply
  36. Allison Greene

    Dear Family – my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I loved Jean. She was always so positive and beautiful. She will be missed. Love, Allison

    Reply
  37. The Rutledges

    Love and condolences to each of you. My heart is so heavy with Jean’s passing; however,
    I feel that Jean ran into the arms of Jesus knowing she had run her best race. She will suffer no more and is one of the best angels ever!

    Jean was one of the best people I have ever had the privilege of knowing and loving.

    There are simply no words of comfort but I do thank Thank God for wonderful, cherished memories for each of you (and for me).

    I know Jean is enjoying a glad reunion in Heaven with loved ones who have gone before and was able to leave her earthly home surrounded by love and faith in what was to come. Prayers will continue for the family and friends as you grieve for Jean’s home-going.
    ✿•Hugs and Blessings to all ✿•
    Love, Cricket and Billy Joe Rutledge

    Reply
  38. Debra West

    To the Strope family,

    Mrs. Jean was the most beautiful lady inside and out! She brightened the world with her smile! She was always so sweet to me and I loved her very much! She will be missed by us all! She will live on through her beautiful daughters and grandchildren! I’m sending all my love and prayers. It is so hard to lose a loved one especially a parent. May God bless you all!

    Love,
    Debra

    Reply
  39. Carrol Agnew Stewart

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Jean’s death. She and her family seemed like they were kin to us instead of friends. We were close knit when we were growing up. Also, our sons Derrick, Dennis, and Darrell. were close in age to her girls. You all are in my prayers. Love Carrol

    Reply
  40. The Kimbles

    All of our love and condolences are extended to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all in this time of sorrow.

    Rhett, Kellie, Brittni, Tyde and Crimson

    Reply
  41. Frank Baker

    I feel very bad about Jean’s passing. We have been friends for a very long time and the memories will always be in my heart.

    Reply
  42. Kay Hopkins Wiley

    Words can not express my sorrow that I feel in Jean’s passing. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the weeks to come. Love, Kay

    Reply

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