George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Mary Desens

December 18, 1937November 6, 2019

Mary I. Desens, age 81 of Jackson, TN, passed away on November 6, 2019 at Maplewood Healthcare in Jackson.

Mary was born on December 18, 1937 in Oswego, NY to the late Bernard and Irene France. She graduated from Oswego High School in 1954. She married the love of her life, Harry A. Desens on January 24, 1959.

Mary was a devoted wife and mother of three children. When the children were older, she went to work at Marine Midland Bank as a bank teller. She loved her work as a bank teller and was well loved and admired by all of her customers. She always had a friendly smile for everyone.

After her children went on to college, Mary was able to retire and devoted her life to her late husband, Harry and their dogs, Dorian and Chubbs. They decided to retire in Jackson, TN and enjoy each other, the warmer weather, and frequent visits to Tunica, MS

She is survived by a son, Michael Desens and his wife Susan of Puyallup, WA; son Timothy Desens of Clifton Park, NY; daughter, Debra Desens of Jackson, TN; four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a sister Eleanor Leonard of Oswego, NY.

In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated and no local services will be held.


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Evelyn Bryant

November 9, 2019

Debbie. I am so sorry for your loss. I was shocked when i went to visit carol and mary wasnt there. They would not tell me anything .carol told me she passed so sad. You are the sweetest person a nd the way you took care of your mom really touched my heart prayers goes out to you and your family. Please give me a call if you need to talk or need comfort. 731 803 4052. I didnt save your number deleted in error may god be with u all. During this hard time bless you