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Vanessa Joy Furkin Jessie, 54, Barren Co., KY (1961-2016)

She was an employee of Express Logistics and of the Baptist faith. She was a native of Barren County, KY and a resident of that county at the time of death near Summer Shade, Metcalfe County, KY, where her final resting place will be. She was the daughter of Mary Margie Willis Furkin, who survives, and the late, Jerry Hodges Furkin. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Billy Rigsby. She leaves seven direct and one step living descendants.
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Vanessa Joy Furkin Jessie, age 54, of Glasgow, KY, died February 27, 2016, as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 1pmCT at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be 2pm-8pmCT, Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at and continue Wednesday, after 7amCT, until time of services.

Vanessa Joy Furkin Jessie, Barren Co., KY (1961-2016)

Born May 22, 1961 in Glasgow, Barren County, KY she was a daughter of the late Jerry Hodges Furkin and of Mary Margie Willis Furkin, who survives. She died Saturday, February 27, 2016, in Metcalfe County, KY, at the age of 54 years, nine months, and five days.

She was the wife of Terry H. Jessie who also survives.

She was an employee of Express Logistics and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors, in addition to her mother and husband, include:
  • One daughter, Ashley (Matt Skaggs) Rigsby, Edmonton, KY

  • Two sons, Heath Rigsby, Beaumont, KY; and Jerry Seth Rigsby, Willow Shade, KY

  • One step daughter, Terra Jessie, Glasgow, KY

  • One sister, Mitzi (Curtis) Martin, Randolph, KY

  • Two brothers, Tommy (Vickie) Furkin, Beaumont, KY; and Jeff Furkin, Willow Shade, KY

  • Four grandchildren, Rilie Pruitt, Bristol Skaggs, Blaine Rigsby and William Rigsby.
Besides her father, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, Billy Rigsby.

Send condolences to the family of Vanessa Joy Furkin Jessie

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Department.

The McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY is in charge of arrangements.

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