Meridian Star

Obituaries

June 18, 2013

Jessie Mae Everett

MERIDIAN —     NEWTON - Services for Jessie Mae Everett will be held Wednesday, at 10 a.m., at Clarke-Venable Baptist Church in Decatur with Bro. Mark Vincent and Bro. Bruce Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery with Newton County Funeral Home North in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Everett, 84, of Decatur, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Gardening and tending to flowers were a favorite past time, as she was a Master Gardener. She loved her grandchildren dearly, and was an avid supporter of Ole Miss. She was member of the Decatur Progressive Club. She was an original trustee of the Decatur Public Library and Newton County and Kemper-Newton Regional Library System since their inception. She was a lifelong member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, serving as State President. She also served as President of the Federation of Women's Clubs of Mississippi. She was a Troop Leader and Den Mother of the Decatur Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, and served on the Meridale Girl Scout Council. She was a retired business instructor at East Central Community College, and served as member of the National Business Education Association. She was the first woman recipient of the Golden Deeds award with the Decatur Exchange Club. She was also proud of the fact that she was selected "Volunteer of the Year" by The Clarion Ledger. She believed the old adage "idle hands are the devil's workshop."

    Survivors include her husband, Bobby Everett of Decatur; one son, Keith Everett and wife Darlene of Meridian; one daughter, Lisa Everett Lucovich and husband Andy of Meridian; and, four grandchildren: Stewart Everett of New York City, N.Y., John Everett of Meridian, Jessica Lucovich of Memphis, Tenn., and Allison Lucovich of Meridian.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, B.C. and Maggie Luke Stewart of Neshoba County; and, three brothers: Luke, Tommy, and John.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Decatur Public Library.

    Friends and family may sign an online guest book at newtoncountyfuneralhome.com.

    Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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