Jewel Ann Buchanan Rollins, widow of Charles Crawford Rollins, passed into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019. She was 77 years old.
Jewel was born on August 26, 1941, in Spindale, NC. She was a graduate of R-S Central High School, NC; she went on to study nursing, receiving her RN degree from Spartanburg General Hospital Nursing School NC, and a Master's degree from California State University Long Beach.
Jewel was a loving wife and an extraordinary mother. She was a woman of faith, passion and integrity. She was deeply devoted to her family while staying dedicated to her career. She worked for a number of hospitals in the Southern California area, Long Beach Medical Center, Kaiser Anaheim and West Anaheim Medical Center.
She began her career as a RN, then transitioning to a Nursing Supervisor, later becoming a Clinical Director of ICU and CCU. She went on to become an educator and an instructor in the medical field.
Jewel is survived by her son, Mark Rollins of Long Beach, CA; sister, Lynda Pilgrim Petty and her husband, Paul DeWitt ""Dee"" Petty of Clarkesville, GA; sisters-in-law, Joan Martin of Tucson, AZ and Frances Rollins Ensley of Seal Beach, CA; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Rollins; mother, Rena Pilgrim; stepfather, P.D. Pilgrim; brothers, John Pilgrim and Fred Martin; sister, Evelyn Godfrey and brother-in-law, Gene Godfrey.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 27th, at 2:30pm at Forest Lawn – Cypress. Pastor Martin R. Hubler from the Mountain View Church of Indio, CA will be officiating.
Published in Gazette Newspapers on Jun. 21, 2019.