November 7, 1927 – February 28, 2020
Jimmie Tanner, formerly of Clinton and Jackson, passed away Friday, February 28 at Montrose Bay Nursing Care in Fairhope, Alabama after a brief illness. She was 92 years old. She was born in Mt. Olive, Mississippi, and lived most of her life in Jackson and Clinton. She had moved to Live Oak Assisted Living Facility in Foley, Alabama two years ago to be closer to her family.
She retired from Belk (McRae’s) at Metro Center and was known as Ms. Jimmie by her friends and coworkers. She helped open the store in 1978, and helped close it in 2009. She worked over 31 years in the children’s department, where she won many professional sales awards. She attended Westview Baptist Church in Jackson until it closed. She then enjoyed watching First Baptist Church of Jackson on television every Sunday morning.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward Tanner; her parents, Anse and Winnie King; and her sisters, Polly Walker and Gertrude Roberts. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Duncan (Mike) of Gulf Shores, AL; her sister, Jane Callahan of Brandon, MS; her grandchildren, Chris Duncan (Somer) of Fairhope, AL and Dr. Kelli Duncan Gillman (Josh) of Fairhope, AL; and her three great grandchildren, Trace Duncan, Caleb Gillman and Annalise Gillman. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the loves of her life, and nothing pleased her more than talking about them and spending time with them.
A funeral service will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Boulevard on Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 pm, with a visitation from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Lakewood South Memorial Park on McCluer Road.
Please visit www.lakewoodfuneral homes.com for online guestbook.
- Visitation Thursday, March 5, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 5, 2020
March 15, 2020
I knew Miss Jimmie while working at McRae’s Metrocenter during the late 70’s-early 80’s. At the time I was in management in ladies sportswear and did not have the pleasure of working with Miss Jimmie. However, it was always a delight to visit with her and see her sweet smile.
She was a kind and helpful associate, and a joy to know.
My sympathy to her family whom she loved and treasured.
Debbie Weeks Rush
March 4, 2020
Sandra, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. Your Mother was always very special to me and I enjoyed sharing Christmas cards with her for many years. A trip to Jackson always meant a stop at McRae’s to see Ms. Jimmie. With love and sympathy, Debbie Weeks Rush