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Jan Sumbler

After a long hard fought battle, Jan Marie Sumbler made her complete transition with Jesus on September 25, 2021, at CHRISTUS Highland Hospital in Shreveport, LA. Jan was the first child born of Hester and the late Earl Sumbler on April 15, 1958, in Longleaf, LA. She submitted to God early in life, baptized under the late Pastoe Joe Givens at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Longleaf, LA. She grew up in a large loving family with four brothers and three sisters. After completing high school she graduated from Northeast State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She went on to continue her education and subsequently received both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. It was at that time that she relocated to Shreveport, LA to pursue her nursing career where she spent over 32 years working at LSU Medical Center and as a Nurse educator at Northwestern State University.  In her spare time, Jan loved cooking and baking. She would even make dishes and desserts for her co-workers. Holidays were always special to her family because it allowed them to spend quality time together.  During those times, Jan would make an array of sweets and holiday dishes. For Jan, the simplest things brought her great joy. Even on her worst days she still managed to find joy in creating a new dish to try or scouting out deals at Albertson, Kroger, and Super 1 Foods with her niece Amberly. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and best friend Edna Brown.  She leaves to mourn her mother Hester Sumbler of Alexandria, LA, three sisters: Glenda K. Ash Ford of Atlanta, GA, Kimberly A. Stinson (Jesse) of Alexandria, LA, Dana Sumbler of Shreveport, LA and God sister Cherry Sumbler-Haynes (Rick) of Alexandria, LA; four brothers: Earl G. Sumbler (Jennifer) of Monroe, LA, Alan D. Sumbler (Sylvia), of San Antonio, TX, Patrick J. Sumbler, Sr. (Charlotte) of Monroe, LA, and Anthony Sumbler (LaShonda) of Waco, TX.  She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews, three of which she helped to raise: Adreanna, Aalieyah, and Natran. Other Notable Nieces and Nephews are: Sha’Darius, Amberly, Sharee, Marcus, Patrick, Jr., Jeremy, Charleston, Christopher, Tiffany, Bethany, and Brittany. Aunts: Brenda Raney and Carol Hall both of Oakdale, LA.  She is preceded in death by her father Earl Sumbler and nephew Israel Sumbler  Graveside Services will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, 327 Butter Cemetery Re, Forest Hill, LA on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 4:00p.m.  Bishop Lynell Smith will be officiating.  Flowers may be sent to Robinson Family Mortuary, 1815 Military Hwy, Pineville, LA.  The family would especially like to thank the staff at Christus Highland Hospital in Shreveport, LA. Especially, the nurses and cafeteria ladies who sometimes stopped what they were doing to assist with feeding Jan, bringing her special treats, and just to ask how she was doing. Thank you to Ms. Edna Brown for her dedication and the support she provided to Jan over the years and during her hospital stays and for being her ride or die and second mother. She loved you like a mother and was grateful for all you’ve done. Special thanks to Sha’Darius Plummer for all her help and support in Jan’s care serving as a patient advocate sometimes when Dana couldn’t be there. Last but not least, thanks to Robinson Family Mortuary for taking care of our daughter, sister, and friend with the most awareness of what she needed and the family. God bless you all. 

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