Jewel Ann Buchanan Rollins
1941-2019
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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.

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Published in Gazette Newspapers on Jun. 21, 2019.
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June 25, 2019
I believe your Jewel was my first nursing Supervisor at Long Beach Memorial Med. Ctr., beginning in Jan 1977. (If those dates correlate with your Jewel's work history, I have the correct person..... to mourn. Jewel hired me as a new grad RN, right out of school, and was my direct Supervisor for a number of years. She could be tough but was always, always fair. She taught me a great deal. I am so sorry to see that she is gone from this world..... and so much hope she finds peace and eternal life in the next. My best wishes to all of her family and friends..... I will never forget her!
Cynthia Swanson-Li
June 24, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. May God strengthen your family at this time. Psalm 119:28.

June 23, 2019
So sorry to read about your loss. Knowing how this will affect your family and friends, I hope the promise at Psalm 9:9 and 10 comforts your heart.
Ramsey
June 22, 2019
We were classmates from elementary school in Spindale through high school at RS Central High School. Jewell was an excellent friend and was loved by all. She was highly respected for her basketball skills and friendly attitude. Her smile will be greatly missed by so many who have contacted me to share their memories of our classmate. Rest in peace dear friend and may all who loved you be comforted that you are in loving hands and care. Prayers for us all who loved her, but especially for her family.
Gail Robertson Walker Class of '59
Gail Walker
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