July 22, 1931 ~ July 14, 2020 (age 88)


New Orleans- James Robert Pope, 88, of New Orleans, LA passed away on July 14, 2020. He was born on July 22, 1931 in Richton, MS to James William Pope and Ruby Bentley Pope.
Robert graduated from Richton High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his MBA from the University of Virginia. Robert is survived by his sister, Betty Pope Stevens, of Richton, his nieces, Martha Stevens Huckins of Oxford, Nancy Stevens Purvis and her husband, Rusty, of Flowood, and his nephew, James Henry Stevens of Jackson. He is also survived by his great niece, Amelia Kearns Huckins, of Ocean Springs and his goddaughter, Heather Nicole Fountain, of Carriere. A private burial took place in his hometown of Richton, MS. Memorials may be given to the New Orleans Opera Association or the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at


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