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Cheryl J. Colbert, January 23, 1955~March 29, 2016

Colbert Pic copyCheryl J. Colbert, 61, died March 29, 2016 with her family by her side in Fayetteville, AR. She was born January 23, 1955 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Lois Tipton and AZ Jumper.  Mrs. Colbert was one of nine children.

Mrs. Colbert is a graduate of McLain High School, class of 1973 and attended the University of Arkansas where she earned a BSE in Elementary Education and Special Education in 1977.  After graduating from the U of A, she began teaching at Butterfield Elementary in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she spent eight years teaching 2nd and 3rd grade and an additional 2 years teaching in Fort Smith, Arkansas at Morrison Elementary. She also worked at the Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas for twenty-four years.

She married John L Colbert, August 23, 1975. Together they had two daughters, J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz (Omar Diaz) and Janneesa Colbert. Cheryl is the proud G’Ma to Diana and Sy’Ree Diaz.

Her interests included spending time with family, writing, and playing word and trivia games with her family. She devoted much of her time and energy as the family historian, creating family history books going back several generations.

She was preceded in death by her father, AZ Jumper; brother, Gene Robinson; Aunt, O’Delle Tipton; father-in-law, LC Colbert; brothers-in-law, Tommy and Terry Colbert; and sisters-in-law, Ella Mae Anderson and Lucille Colbert.

Mrs. Colbert leaves to cherish her memory her husband, John L; two daughters, J’onnelle and Janneesa; son-in-law, Omar; granddaughters, Diana and Sy’Ree; her mother, Lois Tipton; her siblings: Wayne Robinson (Mary), Don Muhammad, Rhonda Jumper, Alfred Jumper (Greta), Janice Jumper, Melvin Jumper and Lori Bell; mother-in-law, Willa Mae Colbert; in-laws, Bertha Colbert, Charlie Colbert, Timothy Finley (Misty), Melvin Colbert (Wanda), Shirley Long (Alvin), Will Colbert, Mechell Colbert-Willis (Jeffery) and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Beard’s Funeral Chapel, 855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR. 72701 ­on April 1, 2016 from 5-7:00 P.M. The Service will occur on April 2, 2016 at 1:55 P.M. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 764 W. North St., Fayetteville, AR. 72701 with a repast to immediately follow.

Fern, Elephant Ear, and Hosta plants can be sent to Beard’s Funeral Chapel, 855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR. 72701.

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    Annee Littell » 31. Mar, 2016

    John L. I am so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this time of transition. Sincerely, Annee Littell

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    Judith and Daniel Levine » 31. Mar, 2016

    Our hearts are heavy with the news of Cheryl’s passing. May all our memories of her be sweet ones and may her family and friends be comforted with the knowledge that she left this world a better place for having been in it.

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    Name » 31. Mar, 2016

    I’m thinking of you and your family, John; May you find joy in your memories of shared good times with Cheryl.

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    Danielle Wood » 31. Mar, 2016

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, JohnL, J’onnelle, and Janneesa and the family.

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    Casey Willits » 31. Mar, 2016

    John L, J’onnelle, Janneesa: my deepest sympathies. The neighborhood, Fayetteville, and the world has lost a little bit of light.

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    Tamla Lewis » 31. Mar, 2016

    J’onnelle, John L and Janneesa, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother and wife. She was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed.

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    Stewart Family » 31. Mar, 2016

    My deepest sympathy on this loss. I remember her as being part of “Team Colbert” with you, Mr. Colbert. I have fond memories of her and hope you and the girls will be able to remember the good times. Thinking of you all, Lynn.

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    Name » 31. Mar, 2016

    My deepest, deepest, condolences to the families. I have known Cheryl since she was a previous, and sweet, little girl in long, pigtails. I feel your sadness. We will always miss Cheryl and she will never be forgotten. Divine Love and Peace be unto us.

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    Alice Fletcher » 31. Mar, 2016

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have many fond memories of Cheryl and her family during my years of teaching in Fatetteville. God’s Blessings, Alice Reid Fletcher

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    Robert Chambers » 31. Mar, 2016

    To the family and friends of Cherly Colbert, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to you for the loss of your beloved Cherly. I wish for you the loving support of all who knew and loved her. As the days turn into weeks and the weeks in months, may your hearts be filled with the memories of Cherly at her best. We all have been touched by the terrible sting of death. So we all can take hope in the promise future God holds out to all mankind. A future where there will be no more death or sorrow and our loved ones will be returned to us. Please read Rev 21:3-4

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    Katherine Brill » 31. Mar, 2016

    John L and daughters, please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your wife and mother. I have always admired your family and enjoyed working with you all. Cheryl and I only had the most cordial and professional relationship, but I know foremost she was a part of your family. I pray as you sort your thoughts out in the days ahead that God will be a great comfort.

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    Polly Dodson » 31. Mar, 2016

    Soo sorry for your loss
    My prayers are with you and your family
    God Bless
    You will see her again

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    Sammie and Shirley Mikel Houston, Tx » 31. Mar, 2016

    It’s hard to know what to say at a time like this..But know this..Our Prayer is that God will grant the Family the strength needed to get through this moment in their Life. Holding you close in Our Thoughts and Prayers…Much Love

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    Carolyn Mansker » 01. Apr, 2016

    I grew up with the Jumper family in Tulsa,Oklahoma and have enjoyed knowing Polly since she was able to play outside. I’ll always remember those long pigtails, that sweet, soft demeanor, and that pretty smile. I’ll also remember her as being “as smart as a whip”. To Grammsie, Wayne, Don, Rhonda, Al, Janice, Tweety, Pete, and the entire Jumper family, as well as Polly’s husband and daughters, I extend my love and sincerest sympathy, and will always cherish the memory of sweet little Polly, jumping rope and chasing fire-flys. May God continue to bless each and every one of you.

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    The Classes of 1973 » 01. Apr, 2016

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your wife, and our classmate, Cheryl Jumper Colbert. May God grant you and your family peace, comfort and strength now and in the days ahead. Lean on Him for He can provide everything that you need.

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    Don & Joan Park » 01. Apr, 2016

    John L- You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers relative to the passing of your wife. We unfortunately did not know her but we are sure she was a lady of great character and exhibited beauty in it’s greatest form both inside and out. These are difficult times but family, friends and the strength provided by the Holy Spirit for which you are abundantly blessed will be with you and guide you. We know you have many fantastic memories of her time on earth that will also give you the ability to adjust to her absence. We are here should you ever need us .
    Don & Joan Park

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    Name » 01. Apr, 2016

    Dear Brother John L. Colbert,
    The brothers of the Epsilon Alpha Lambda Chapter wish to convey our deepest sympathy to you upon the passing of your wife, Cheryl Colbert
    While we know these times are hard, take comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of our Lord. You may feel alone in these hard times but the good Lord has promised He will be there with you during moments of despair.
    We extend our condolences to you and your family. We hope that time and memories will help lessen the burden of your sorrow, and that you may find strength in knowing the brotherhood cares and share in your loss.

    Sincerely,

    Jeremy Davis
    Alpha Phi Alpha
    Epsilon Alpha Lambda, President

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    Brenda Shaw-Morris » 01. Apr, 2016

    TO THE FAMILY OF CHERYL JUMPER COLBERT:

    Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

    My heart is saddened to hear of the loss of my dear friend, Cheryl. We have been friends since junior high. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I pray for God’s comfort, strength and blessings. May the fond memories of Cheryl continue to warm your heart and put a smile on your face in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

    Love,
    Shake-A-Pudd’n (Tulsa, OK)

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    Mary Lou and Chris Gates and family » 01. Apr, 2016

    Sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and provide you comfort during this time.

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    Deborah Bradford » 02. Apr, 2016

    John L and family,
    May God comfort all of you during this difficult time.

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    Rhonda Jumper » 02. Apr, 2016

    A GOLDEN HEART STOPPED BEATING,
    POLLY’S SOUL IS NOW AT REST.
    GOD BROKE OUR HEARTS TO PROVE TO US
    HE ALWAYS TAKES THE BEST <3

    TIA, YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MY HEART AS THE "BEST SISTER EVER."
    AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, AS WE ALWAYS SAID….
    "TO THE MOON AND BACK"

    SWEET DREAMS TIA.

    YOUR LOVING SISTER,
    AUNTIE RHONDA

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 GONE TOO SOON <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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    Rico Jumper (6 yrs) » 02. Apr, 2016

    I love you Auntie Polly <3

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    Roy Mansker » 02. Apr, 2016

    I am saddened at Cheryl’s passing. I pray the the peace that surpasses all understanding of our Lord surrounds and gives all who loved her rest. Amen.

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    Teresa & Deon Flie & Family » 02. Apr, 2016

    Our heart and prayers are with you during this time. Just know that we are here , and know that God will give you strenth, God will be there to comfort you.

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    Carolyn Hogan Holmes » 03. Apr, 2016

    I am sooo sorry for you loss, family. This is Carolyn, AZ’s sister’s (Helen) daughter. Prayers are extended to you all for strength and endurance during this difficult time.

    Regards,

    Carolyn Hogan Holmes
    Denver Coloraho

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    Sharon Hardman » 04. Apr, 2016

    The loss of a loved one is never easy, but knowing that they rest in the arms of the Lord gives us comfort. May the family rest in God’s love as well and be comforted.