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Jessie Lee (Stamey) James

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Jessie Lee (Stamey) James Obituary
MANASSAS, Va-Jessie Lee Stamey James, 92, of Manassas, VA, passed away peacefully, on Friday, September 12, 2014 surrounded by her daughters and a large loving family.
She was born on May 13, 1922 in Brevard, North Carolina to the late Fred Morris and Mattie Lee (Wood) Stamey. Jessie grew up in Etowah and graduated from Etowah High School. She was a recipient of an academic scholarship to North Carolina College for Women where she earned her education degree. Mrs. James worked at the Bruce Drysdale Elementary School as a Special Education Teacher. She was one of the founders of the Special Education program in Hendersonville, N.C. and retired from the North Carolina Board of Education.
Predeceased by her parents; her husband: Dewey Frank James; three sisters: Hazel Corn, Ruth Bell and Jean Kennedy; and one brother: Jack Stamey.
Survivors include her four daughters: June Neuhaus, Julia Christy and husband Chris, Linda Horton and husband Jim and Jennifer Henderson; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Mom always put her family before herself. She was a strong woman that passed on that strength plus a legacy of respect and responsibility and a life filled with passion and courage to her family. Affectionately known as Mo to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Shepherd Memorial Park in Hendersonville, NC.
Published in The Times-News on Sept. 20, 2014
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