Warren Lyon Roper died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Visitation will be held in Oak Ridge Hall at St. James’ Episcopal Church on Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday morning from 10:00 until the 11:00 funeral service at the church. Sebrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born on September 25, 1928 in Hazlehurst, Warren was the son of the late Charles Aurelius Roper and the late Marie Alford Roper. He graduated from Hazlehurst High School and The University of Alabama. At Alabama, Warren was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Warren had been a resident of Jackson for over 50 years. He was a founding partner of Hagaman, Roper, Haddox, and Reid Certified Public Accountants. As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he served as a member of the National Legislation Committee and participated as a discussion leader in seminars throughout the nation. Warren was a member of the Mississippi State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he served as a member of the Board of Governors and chairman of the State Legislation Committee. He served the Jackson Society of Certified Public Accountants as president and as chairman of the Continuing Education Committee. After retiring, Warren spent six weeks in Russia teaching accounting procedures with a team of Mississippi businessmen.
For more than 50 years, Warren was a faithful member of St. James’ Episcopal Church. He was elected as a member of the church vestry and served as church treasurer. Since 1979, Warren was on the Board of Directors of Copiah Bank. Civic activities included Chairman of the Board of The Salvation Army, Rotary Club of Jackson, Newcomen Society, and Optimist Club.
Warren was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Joan Hamilton Roper, and two brothers, Charles Roper of Hazlehurst and Pat Roper of Jackson.
Survivors include: three daughters, Jane Roper and Sallie Moseley of Jackson and Rebecca Thompson (Morris) of New Orleans; three grandchildren, Virginia Thompson and Isabelle Moseley of Jackson and Trey Thompson of Starkville; two brothers, Bill Roper of Jackson and Bob Roper of Duncanville, TX; one sister, Marilyn Driskell of Brookhaven.
Memorials may be made to St. James’ Episcopal Church at 3921 Oak Ridge Drive, Jackson, MS 39216; The Salvation Army at Post Office Box 4857, Jackson, MS 39296-4857; Old Ladies Home Association at Post Office Box 12708, Jackson, MS 39211-2708; or any other favorite charity.