OBITUARY

Jessie C. Carmack

January 29, 1923January 8, 2019
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Jessie Helen Carmack age 95, passed away on January 8, 2019 in Brentwood, TN. Jessie was born on 29 January 1923 in the Liberty Community of Granville, Jackson County, TN. She was the 8th and last surviving of 11 children born to John Newton and Gorda Frances (Lambert) Cantrell. Ranking 2nd in her class, she was the first in her family to graduate from Algood High School, Putnam County, TN. During WWII she worked as a “Rosy the Riveter” at Briggs Mfg. Co. in Detroit. Following the war she returned to Tennessee, attending Tennessee Tech University for 2 years. She married Vestle Odell Carmack on June 25, 1947. She retired after 20 Years of service from the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, her parents, and all her siblings. She is survived by her sister-in-law Ruth Marie (Loftis) Cantrell, brothers-in-law James Carmack (Eunetta), Glynn Carmack (Linda Ryan), and Bobby Carmack (Mary June), sister-in-law Betty Carmack Richardson (Jerry) and 31 nieces and nephews, cousin Rose O’Hara and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Jessie was a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church and a resident of The Heritage at Brentwood since 2007. Gathering of family and friends will be held at Woodlawn Roesch Patton Funeral Home on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from one o’clock until two at Woodlawn. Celebration of life service will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 at two thirty in the afternoon, Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Jessie C. Carmack

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Brenda Francis

January 11, 2019

My mom and Aunt Jessie were sisters, best friends and my two moms. I love and miss you both! See you in Heaven. ❤

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Biography

Jessie Helen Cantrell was on born January 29, 1923 to John and Gorda Lambert Cantrell. She was the eighth of eleven children, 5 boys and 6 girls - Walter, Lizzie, Willie, Anna Lou, Infant Female, Clarence, Mabel, Edgar, Katherine and Robert.