Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN


Jesselyn "Ann" Jackson Ivy

November 1, 1943November 4, 2019

Jesselyn "Ann" Jackson Ivy, 76 years old, died on Monday, the 4th of November, 2019.

Ann was born on November 1, 1943 in Manila, Arkansas to the late Jesse & Dorothy Forrest Jackson. The family moved to Memphis when she was in the fourth grade where she graduated from Messick High School, then attended Memphis State University. She worked for the Collierville Herald Newspaper in the sales department.

Ann loved traveling with her daughter and also enjoyed her short "trips" to Tunica.

Beside her parents Ms. Ivy was also preceded in death by her sister LaNelle Jackson Erwin. She is survived by her daughter Tracy (Max) Thorp of Germantown, Tennessee; sister Carole Lee Pennebaker of Memphis; and nephews Michael Brandon Pennebaker also of Memphis, and Harley Erwin of Murfreesboro.


  • Tracy (Max) Thorp, Daughter
  • Carole Lee Pennebaker, Sister
  • Micael Brandon Pennebaker, Nephew
  • Harley Erwin, Nephew
  • She is preceded in death by her parents .Jesse & Dorothy Forrest Jackson and sister LaNelle Jackson Erwin.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 8, 2019


Jesselyn "Ann" Jackson Ivy

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Kimberly Bell

November 11, 2019

Ann was such an amazingly happy and sweet woman. Living so far away, I didn't get to spend too much time with her, but I so enjoyed the time we had together. We chatted on the phone quite often and I enjoyed her positive attitude. She will be missed! I am so thankful for the time that I did have with her. Love you Ann.

Ron Young

November 6, 2019

Mom and I were talking and remembering Ann. I think Mom described her best as a true Southern Lady. Always friendly, sharing a good story, or make sure you are feed. She will she will me sorely missed.

Angela Short

November 6, 2019

My favorite memory is when Ann and Tracy would come by and pick up my mom and I pretty late and we would all go to Shoneys and get their Hot Fudge Cake.
I have known Ann my entire life as she was my mom's close friend since high school. She was a very funny lady and had the most devoted daughter, Tracy. I know these will be some hard days ahead Tracy but my thoughts and prayers are with you.