Claiborne - Overholt
1106 Hwy. 33 South
New Tazewell, TN 37825
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Mrs. Shirley Jessee age 80 of New Tazewell, TN was born August 30, 1934 and went to be with her Lord on September 7, 2014. She attended Lone Holly Baptist Church. Mrs. Jessee was a founding member of the Mountain Creek Homemakers Club. She was a published author of short stories, poetry and also enjoyed collecting genealogy. Mrs. Jessee was a mighty prayer warrior, who enjoyed praying for people's needs.
She was preceded in death by her:
Parents: Jack & Gertrude Gray
Husband: James K. (J.K.) Jessee
Sons: Jackie Lynn Jessee
David Alan Jessee
Son-in-Law: Gregg Harper
Brother: Owen Dee Gray
She is survived by her:
Son: Rex Jessee of New Tazewell, TN
Daughters: Remona Jessee of Knoxville, TN
Karen Jessee Harper of Knoxville, TN
Grandchildren: Harley Jessee
Derek Harper and fiancée Margo Sneed
Dr. Lindsay (Harper) and husband Joey Pounds
Great Grandchild: Gregg Pounds
Sister: Phyllis Phelps
A host of nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5PM till 7PM with funeral services to follow at 7PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Cosby officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11AM in the Burch Cemetery on Straight Creek.
Pallbearers: Rex Jessee, Derek Harper, Mark Honeycutt,
William Banks, Byron Banks, and Weston Shipley.
Flower girls: Lindsay Pounds, Harley Jessee and Mata Banks
In lieu of flowers the family requests dontations be made to the Burch Cemetery in memory of J.K. & Shirley Jessee. C/O Becky Gordon P.O. Box 732 New Tazewell, TN 37824
Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home is Honored to be serving the family