July 31, 1934 - February 10, 2018
Jackie Charlene Lathem Joplin was born on July 31, 1934 in Dallas Texas to Howard Lane and Goldie Bernice Lathem.She passed away February 10, 2018 at 83 years of age.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Goldie Lathem, husband Carl Allen Joplin Jr., sons Howard Allen Joplin and Bradley Eugene Joplin, her sister Betty June Colwell, brother in law Billy Colwell, nephew Robert “Bob” Colwell, brother in law Jim Joplin, nephew Jeff Joplin, sister in law Javon Rhodes and brother in law William Tinsley.
She is survived by her sons Philip Joplin, James Joplin and wife Robin, sister in law Joyce Joplin, daughter in law Mary Joplin and numerous nieces and nephews. She was Nani to grandchildren Teresa Munoz and husband Daniel, Christal Anderson and husband Marc, Heather Joplin, Chase Joplin, Trevor Joplin, Paige Joplin and nine great-grandchildren.
She was raised in Dallas TX and graduated from Carrollton High School. She followed her Air Force husband to Tucson Arizona where sons Howard and Philip were born. They came back to Dallas in 1957 where Jim and Bradley were born. Jackie later obtained her Registered Nurses license and worked at St Paul’s Hospital in Dallas. She was a volunteer school nurse at Mary Immaculate Catholic school and Little Elm Elementary. She retired from Little Elm Independent School District where she was administrative assistant to the superintendent. She was a devout Catholic and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was mom to all the kids in the neighborhood. Her loving smile and sense of humor will be truly missed.
A rosary will be held February 22nd, 7PM at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Funeral service will be February 23, 11AM at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 2800 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 followed by a reception.
Graveside burial will be at Round Grove Cemetery, 248 E Round Grove Rd, Lewisville, TX 75067.
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