Funeral services for Jessie McGee Ashby, age 95 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Waggoner officiating. Burial will follow in Booneville Cemetery beside her husband Leonard Ashby. Mrs. Ashby passed away Sunday morning in Donalson Skill Care Center.
A native of Lincoln County, TN she resided at Gimlet Creek and was the daughter of the late Walter Frank McGee & Mamie McAfee McGee. She was a long time employee of Serbin, a homemaker and a member of the Stoney Point Church of Christ.
Survivors include son Curtis Ashby and wife Ruth and late wife Marilyn Davidson, sisters, Bernice Good of Fayetteville, TN, Elizabeth Long of Nashville, brothers Dan McGee of Petersburg, TN, Kenneth McGee of Fayetteville, grandchildren Marcia Cannon and husband David, Matt Ashby and wife Christy, great- grandchildren Amy Ann McCormick, Seth Ashby, Sydney Ashby and Curt Cannon. She was preceded in death by sisters Dorothy Byers, Helen Pounders, brothers D.L. McGee and Edward McGee.
Visitation will be Monday evening form 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
Curtis, Ruth, Marcia,Matt and families
We are so saddened to hear of your loss and will be keeping all of you in our prayers.
Curtis, Ruth, Marcia, Matt and familiies,
I’m very sorry to hear of your loss of “Grannie”. The few times I met her, she was always such a pleasant and sweet, lady and always ask me about Pam. I know she will be missed by all but your wonderful, fond memories will always be cherished.
I would be there with the family if I wasn’t traveling this week. Sending my love for you, Marcia and condolences to all.
I always enjoyed talking to “Miss Jessie”. Jewell always use to call her to go with her when she was going anywhere. They really enjoyed each other’s company. I’m sure she would send her sympathy also. May your beautiful memories help carry you through this difficult time. God Bless you all.
Peggy G. Bevels
I was one of the preachers for the Stony Point church back in the early-mid 1990s. Mrs. Jessie was one of the members of that congregation, and she was such a joy to be around and to know. She always had a very positive and encouraging attitude, and she loved to study the Bible and to sing.
The members at Stony Point were few in number, but they were great in spirit and in encouragement — and in wisdom! I learned much from them. I remember one time in particular in a Bible class, we were discussing controlling our thoughts, and Mrs. Jessie said: “You can’t keep a bird from flying over your head, but you can keep it from making a nest in your hair!” Her point was we all have “stray thoughts,” but you don’t have to dwell on them and let them take a foothold in our minds. Great wisdom!
Anyway I know she will be greatly missed by all, but I also know she is singing with the angels! I am so thankful for her great example and faithfulness to Christ!
Curtis, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jessie was such a sweet sweet lady. Praying for you and the family.
Mrs. Ashby was always so upbeat and a pleasant lady to be around. I especially appreciated her friendship when my Aunt Margaret Jennings was at Covenant Manor.
Curtis, Ruth and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You, truly, were blessed with a wonderful mother. Please know that you have our sympathy, love, and prayers.