Jessie Averill was born on September 13, 1929 in Hale Center, Texas to Claud and Lena Goodwin Lemons. She
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passed away on March 30, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas. She married Harry Averill, Jr., on July 11, 1950 in New Kirk,
Oklahoma. They were married for 42 years before he preceded her in death in 1992.
She worked for Montgomery Ward in Bartlesville, OK for twenty years. Jessie was a member of Eastern Star where she was past Worthy Matron of the Hereford Chapter. She was also a member of Canyon Hills Church of Christ in Canyon.
Jessie was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar Lemons and his wife, Lois and Walter Lemons
and wife, Peggy, and a sister, Dorothy Black and her husband, Glenn. Survivors include a brother, Donald
Lemons of Jamal, CA and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Brooks Chapel in Canyon with Mr. Tim Atchison officating. The family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Brooks Chapel.
Burial was in Dewey City Cemetery, Dewey, Oklahoma.
The family suggests memorials be to Canyon Hills Church of Christ, 3109 N. 23rd Street, Canyon, Texas 79015 or
Amarillo Church of Christ Childres Home, High Plains Childrens Home, PO Box 7448, Amarillo, Texas 79114
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Apr. 9 to May 9, 2014