Evaline J. Jessee

Published 12:22 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020

Evaline J. Jessee, 86, of Morning Pointe in Tullahoma and formerly of Union County, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Tennova Healthcare – Harton in Tullahoma.
Mrs. Jessee was born on September 19, 1933 in Hawkins County, Tenn., to the late Daniel Craft and Elsie Barrett Jeter. She was a University of Tennessee graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, and worked as a third grade teacher at Maynardville Elementary for over 30 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Union County Retired Teachers.
She also led the Bible Buddies at Morning Pointe and was a member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church. She had also been a charter member of First Baptist of Church Hill. Mrs. Jessee was a very social lady that loved to crochet, read, and watch sports (especially U.T.).
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Jessee, and brother, Daniel C. Jeter Jr.
She is survived by her daughters, Camille Jessee of Belvidere and Catherine (Gordon) Millsaps of Lynchburg; grandson, Jessee Millsaps of Lynchburg; sisters, Ruby Nell Jeter of Kingsport, Lois Epperson of Kingsport and Mary Carol Jeter of Church Hill; nieces, Suzanne Ferrell, Elaine Hillman, Dee Dee Jeter and Betsy Culler; one great-niece and two great-nephews; one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew.
A private family service will be held at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Chapel on Friday, April 3, with Rev. Roy Hopkins officiating. Interment will be held at Braden Cemetery in Union County, Tenn., with Rev. Willie Nicely officiating. If you would like to send a Hug from Home, please call the funeral home at 931-759-4552. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moore County Imagination Library, c/o Eileen Horton, 366 Duck Branch Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or memorial donations made to Debbie Perry, P.O. Box 306, Corryton, TN 37721 for The Braden Cemetery.
Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 181 Majors Blvd., Lynchburg, TN 37352, (931)759-4552, www.jenningsmoorecortner.com

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