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Donna Jessie, 72, Columbia, KY (1951-2023)

Donna Jean (Polston) Jessie of Columbia died on Monday, November 6, 2023 at The Grandview Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville. She was 72 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11:30amCT on Friday, November 10, 2023, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Randy Johnson, Bro. Aaron LaBarge and Phillip "Little Bud" Polston officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 4pmCT on Thursday.

She was born August 1, 1951, in Adair County, to the late Bailey J. and Della Garner Polston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D.L. Jessie, Jr., a son, Steven Jessie and the followings siblings; Arvis, Elvin, Herman and Bob Polston, Shirley Smith, Allene Ragland, Mae Mann, Eva Pollard.

Donna was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and worked by her late husband's side in Jessie's Fruit Market.

Survivors include:
  • One son and daughter-in-law - Lee and Joni Jessie of Columbia
  • One daughter and son-in-law - Kim and Brett Farmer of Columbia
  • Seven grandchildren - Landon, Baylee and Lauren Jessie, Issac, Luke, Jacob and Gabrielle Farmer
  • One brother - Phillip "Bud" Polston of Indiana
  • Three sisters - Josephine David and Virginia Wood both of Indiana and Jean Hagy of Louisville
  • Several other relatives and friends
Casket Bearers: Doug Wood, Pat Polston, David Smith, Pat Wood, Landon Jessie, Derek King, Ricky Smith, Kevin Polston, Issac Farmer, Luke Farmer and Jacob Farmer

Honorary: Jimmy Polston, Chris Polston, Allen Polston, Terry Pollard

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Donna Jessie, 72, Columbia, KY (1951-2023)

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