On Feb. 14, 1950, a healthy baby boy was born to Elizabeth Alexander Bristow in Shreveport. He was adopted by the Rev. Grover C. Jaggers Sr. and Savannah Allen-Jaggers. They named this little bundle of joy Grover C. Jaggers Jr.
Grover confessed to Christ at an early age at Layman Temple C.M.E. in Bossier City. After moving to Carrolton, Texas he united with Hill Chapel in Plano, Texas where he remained a faithful member until his health began to fail.
Grover is a graduate of Webster High School’s class of 1967. Afterwards, he attended Louisiana State University and the United States Naval Academy.
Grover enlisted in the United States Navy in 1970 to serve his country and was honorably discharged in 1973. After serving in the United States Navy, Grover was employed by Nasa, Pennzoil and Hilton Corporation.
On August 2, 1980, Grover married Loretta Walton and to this union two daughters, Denesha and Demetria were born. Grover later married Carol Seamster-Jaggers on October 19, 2002.
On June 9, 2016, God dispatched heavenly angels amidst celestial fireworks and granted holy independence to His faithful servant.
Grover was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry C. Sweeney.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories his lovely wife Carol Seamster-Jaggers of Carrolton, three daughters, Denesha Jaggers of Dallas, Demetria Wyms (Brian) of Richmond, Texas and Tanish Seamster-White (Lue) of Carrolton; three grandson, Brylan Wyms of Richmond, Ryan Seamster and Devyn White of Carrolton; one granddaughter, Janiya White of Carrollton; sisters, Gaye McElroy of Louisville, Kentucky, Mary Jaggers of Bossier City, Pamela S. Banks of Bossier City, Veronica Leonard (Anthony) of Haughton, Sandra Kay Blade (Robert Walker) of Haughton, Judith Ann Gober (Archie) of Haughton, Debra Sue Banks of Bossier City, Teri L. Green (Harmon) of Slidell, Robin R. Banks of Bossier City and Roslyn F. Pimpkin (Stanley) of Shreveport; brothers, Marvin Jaggers (Dianne) of Minden, Johnny D. Banks (Edith) of Bossier City, Ricky L. Banks (Lisa) of Flint, Michigan, Kenneth Banks (Renee) of Bossier City; two sisters-in-law, Emma Sweeny of Flint and Geanetta Thomas of Los Angeles, California; one brother-in-law, Joe Cornelius (Jacqui) of Minden; step-mother Mineola Banks Jaggers of Bossier City and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Grover will be Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Temple in Minden with interment at Sheppard Street Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.