20202021ObituariesJenny Lynn Mapes

January 14, 2022by SealeUser3

August 28, 1950 ~ January 13, 2022


Jenny passed away January 13, 2022 at her home surrounded by family members. She had been battling cancer for the past 5 plus years and was under Hospice Care at the time.

A resident of Hammond Jenny was born in Brookhaven Mississippi August 28, 1950 at Kings Daughters Hospital. After attending grade school and 2 years at Brookhaven High School the family moved to Hammond where she attended Southeastern High School graduating in 1968. After graduation she attended Southeastern Louisiana College now Southeastern Louisiana University where she was was a member of the tennis team.

She is survived by her husband Karl Mapes,  two sons Karl Jr Hammond and Kyle Jackson, Mississippi and brother Jeffery Noble Smith Lipan, Texas.  She leaves sister-in-laws Pam Smith, Cortez Colorado and Martha Smith Lipan Texas. Nephews include Joshua Smith Las Vegas Nevada, Jarred and Jake Smith Texas, and numerous cousins.

Jenny was a life time member of First Presbyterian Church Hammond. She enjoyed cooking and once owned and operated Jenny’s Morsels a catering service in Hammond. She was the Office Manager for LAWILIFIE Credit Union in Baton Rouge for the Department  of Wildlife and Fisheries until her retirement. She was also co-owner of an Anytime Fitness and In Shape MD in Magee and Jackson Mississippi respectively. She was active as a past member of Oak Knoll Country Club enjoying tennis and golf and served as a board member.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, her parents Gerald B (Buddy) and Nita Vern Smith and brother Gerald Wayne Smith as well as her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church Hammond. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or you favorite charity.

Many thanks to New Century Hospice for their kind attention and  dedication to our family during these times.




  • James Fellows

    April 6, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Karl and Jenny are the kind of people who are like a light in a sometimes dark world. I went to high school with Jenny and college with Karl. What nice people.


  • Joshua Smith

    February 23, 2022 at 7:03 am

    I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend the service in person. Aunt Jenny was undoubtedly one of a kind. Whenever anybody mentions QVC or the Home Shopping Network, I will forever think of her. I always enjoyed her delicious cooking and strong personality, things were never boring when she was around. She will be deeply missed.


  • Pat King

    January 22, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Karl, Melanie and I are praying for you and your family at this difficult time, we’re sorry that we won’t be able to attend her memorial as we are leaving Sunday for a camping trip to Wiggins, Miss. Just know that Jenny was and is loved by so many people and she was a light that shined the world with her smile. God Bless You my friend.


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