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Elizabeth Jessee, 96, Adair Co., KY (1921-2017)

She was the oldest member of Red Lick United Methodist Church and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Leonard & Mattie England Jessee, and the widow of Carl Jessee. She leaves 10 direct living descendants.
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Elizabeth Jessee, 96, formerly of Breeding, KY, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:20pmCT, at the Metcalfe Health Care Center in Edmonton, KY.

Funeral service will be Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Okie Trumbo and Bro. Larry Lemmon officiating. Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, 54 Chestnut Grove Road, Breeding, KY Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Casket Bearers: Chris Jessee, Gary Coffey, Robert Smith, Tony Estes, David Estes, and Michael Joe England

Elizabeth Jessee, 96, Adair Co., KY (1921-2017)

She was born January 18, 1921, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Leonard & Mattie England Jessee. She died Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY, at the age of 96 years, two months, and 19 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jessee on April 11, 1984; her son; Harold Jessee on November 7, 1997; three brothers, Willie Marion, Harland and Garland Jessee; and two sisters, Jewell Knight and Clara Mae Estes.

She was the oldest member of Red Lick United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include:

  • One granddaughter: Sandy (Gary) Coffey of Columbia, KY

  • One grandson: Chris Jessee of Breeding, KY

  • Five great-grandchildren: Robert Smith, Olivia and Emma Jessee, April and John Coffey

  • Three great-great grandchildren: Taylor, Aiden and Kaycee

  • A daughter-in-law: Wilma Jessee Firkins of Edmonton, KY

  • Several other relatives and friends
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Elizabeth Jessee, 96, Adair Co., KY (1921-2017)

2017-04-07 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Jessee, 96, Adair Co., KY (1921-2017)

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