Mount Pleasant

Jo Tigert


Jo Tigert, age 90, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at her home. Her beautiful smile and spirit will always be remembered by each life she touched.

She was born September 23, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Jim and Mary Driggers, and remained a lifetime resident of Mt Pleasant.

She married the love of her life in 1948, Jerry Tigert. Together they began a beautiful family full of love and happiness. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother, and her family was truly her love and joy. Being “Granny Jo” made her beam with pride and happiness!

Jo was a faithful Baptist and member of Gladewater Baptist Church where she loved to fellowship with her beloved Sunday School class and church family.

Jo was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry Tigert; parents, Jim and Mary Driggers; sisters, Marion (Mutt) Foster, Virginia (Ginner) Boase; mother and father-in-law, Clifton and Modelle Tigert; brother-in-law, Harry Tigert; and sister-in-law, Bettie Jo Crayton.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Jim Houchin of Mt. Pleasant; daughter, Janet Tigert of Mt. Pleasant; son-in-law, Rusty Barnett of Mt. Pleasant; granddaughter, Keely Houchin; grandson and spouse, Chris and Kristi Houchin; granddaughter and spouse, Amy and Jeff Johnson; granddaughter and spouse, Kristy and Jamie McCollum; great grandchildren, Cole Johnson and wife Molly; Landon Johnson and wife Linzy; Dylan Johnson and wife Bri; great grandchildren MaKayla, Raegan, Hayden Houchin and Zack McCollum of Mt. Pleasant; great, great grandchildren Ty, Layton, and her namesake expected in February, Lily Jo Johnson; sister-in-law, Faye Tigert; and dear family friend, Dot Stephenson. She also had numerous other relatives and friends that she loved dearly.

The family would like to thank the wonderful care and love given by Chambers Hospice and her caretakers Roxi Nixon, Toni Murphy, and Cindy Thompson. They provided more than just care.

They gave so much love and compassion that the family is forever grateful for.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on, Dec. 8, 2019 at Bates Cooper Sloan Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, TX. Funeral services will be held at Gladewater Baptist Church with burial to follow on December 9, 2019 at 2 p.m.

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