We regret to tell you that Mrs. Jewel Sisson died early Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018. She was 93. Visitation with the family will be Friday, June 22, 5:00–7:00 p.m., and a memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23, at 10:00, all at Memorial Park (5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119).
To say that Mrs. Jewel Sisson was a friend to Harding Academy is an understatement. Miss Jewel, along with her late husband Pete Sisson, were parents to four Harding Academy alumni, grandparents to ten alumni, and in-laws to five alumni. While her own children were in school, she was active in the Mothers Club and other parent volunteer groups. Then in 1987, she accepted an appointment to Harding Academy’s Board of Directors and became the first woman to serve in that capacity. She retired from the Board in 2000.Read More