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Jessie M. Aunt Jessie Smith

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Jessie M. Aunt Jessie Smith Obituary
On Monday, July 9th, 2018, Jessie M. "Aunt Jessie" Smith, peacefully passed away, after a long illness.

She was 94 years young and resided in Erie, Pa. "Aunt Jessie," as she was known to many, was born on October 2, 1923, in Humboldt, Tenn., the daughter of Moses and Esther Thompson.

She attended Academy High School and worked for many years in central supply at Hamot Hospital.

After the death of her brother, Lee and his wife, Zula, Jessie took in her two nieces and two nephews, raising them to be successful and loving adults.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Smith; brothers, Lee and Frank Thompson; and her sister, Rushelle Holden.

Jessie is survived by her children, Sandra Thompson of Philadelphia, Douglas Thompson of Erie, Lynda Rogers of Fort Wayne, and Jeffery Thompson of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. She is further survived by her brother, Rev. Fred Thompson of Erie; and a host of family and friends

Friends may call at St. James AME Church, 236 East 11th St., where Jessie was a longtime member, on Friday, July 13th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and attend her service there on Saturday, July 14th at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 W. 10th St., Erie.

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Published in the Erie Times-News from July 12 to July 13, 2018
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