Jessie Porter

Born on September 4, 1949

Departed on April 17, 2021 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Mrs. Jessie Porter, age 71, of Gallatin, passed away on April 17, 2021. She was born on September 4, 1949 in Gallatin TN to the late Edd and Selma Pruitt (Wix). She is also preceded in death by her brother, Larry Pruett; and her husband of 49 years, Mr. Larry Porter.

Jessie was employed by JCPenny and later by Nationwide Studios. She loved to travel, read, work crosswords, and play games like sudoku and candy crush. She also enjoyed the get togethers with friends from her Gallatin High School class of 1968. She loved her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be deeply missed.
The family would like to say a special thank you to her wonderful and loving neighbors for all their help.

Survivors, Daughter, Heather Weldon, Granddaughter, Mackenzie Weldon, Sister, Pat Schlosser (John), Brother, Richard Pruitt (Debbie), Sister-in-laws, Bonita Steele (Kevin) and Jeanie Dean (Thomas) and many nieces and nephews.

A life celebration will be held at 12pm, on Thursday, April 22nd in the chapel of Crestview Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Wednesday, and again from 10-12pm prior to the service on Thursday.

Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation.

15 Comments to Jessie Porter

  1. Carolyn McDougal
    April 20, 2021 12:55 am

    I met Jessie in May, 1973, and I have never forgotten her genuine love of life or her totally engaging personality. The earth has lost a very special soul.

  2. Penny Greer
    April 20, 2021 9:49 am

    Jessie was a friend, and we graduated together from Gallatin High School in 1968.
    I was shocked to hear of her passing. Jessie was a good person and kind to everyone.
    Her leadership is an example of how we should all people.

  3. Penny Greer
    April 20, 2021 9:51 am

    Jessie was a friend, and we graduated together from Gallatin High School in 1968.
    I was shocked to hear of her passing. Jessie was a good person and kind to everyone.
    Her leadership is an example of how we should treat all people.

  4. Renee Woods
    April 20, 2021 11:18 am

    I’ve known Jessie all my life she would bring Heather to Aunt Selma’s house while she worked so Heather and I could play. Jessie I love you cousin, I know you are in a better place and with Larry. Love you cousin.,

  5. Pat Thacker
    April 20, 2021 11:54 am

    Jessie, rest in peace sweet classmate. Glad we got to re-connect at reunion. Prayers for family ♥

  6. Juanita and George wickard
    April 20, 2021 5:35 pm

    Jessie, you can rest now no more suffering, you will surely be missed by all your family and friends who loved you dearly.

    Jessie, you can rest is pease now no more suffering you will be missed by all your Family and Friends who loved you so much.

    • Shirley Baskerville Crook
      April 20, 2021 8:16 pm

      Jesse was a great lady I met her years ago at the smokehouse restaurant my parents owned fed her alot of lunches with her friends Sally and Debbie I looked forward to seeing them they always laughed and had a great time helped me to smile and pass time with them she will be greatly missed luv you Ms. Jesse fly high with the angels.

  7. Carol Williams Smith
    April 20, 2021 5:56 pm

    I met Jessie when we were small children and we were classmates until graduation in 1968. Every time we saw each other in years after, she would always greet me with a big hello and that wonderful smile. Farewell, Jessie, till we meet again.

  8. Deborah Shrum
    April 20, 2021 6:18 pm

    Jessie and I played together as kids. Her Mom and My dad were first cousins so i have known her a long time. We also attended to VFW years ago on Sat Nights in order to dance which both of us loved to do. We very seldom ever seen each other after we we grown but had recently reconnected and talked , I will miss talking to her and we were planning on getting together one day before she got sick. Well that will never happen now but I still have my memories of years ago. Heather I feel for you, I lost my parents 11 months apart but you loss yours only weeks apart. May God be with you and your family thru all of this.

  9. Juanita and George wickard
    April 21, 2021 7:54 am

    Jessie, rest now no more suffering. Family and Friends love you so much, and your laughter.

  10. Candy McMahon
    April 21, 2021 8:12 am

    Jessie was so awesome to work with at JC Penney. We weren’t just co workers, we became friends. So many laughs! She will be missed. Rest In Peace . You are no longer in pain and sickness. 🙏❤️

  11. Connie Perrigo
    April 21, 2021 10:34 am

    Steve and I were shocked to learn of her passing so soon after Larry. Our love and prayers are with the family.
    She was the sweetest person anyone could ever meet. God bless all of you.

  12. Renee Clark
    April 21, 2021 10:58 am

    Jesse was a very sweet lady I’ve waited on her for years at 3 sisters restaurant every morning her joe sally and Debbie Ruth would meet every morning and have coffee and breakfast before work I always enjoyed them love them all

  13. Cleo Spears
    April 21, 2021 1:57 pm

    Dear family so sorry for the loss of your mom.My wife Shirley Harris Spears went to school with Jesse. I also work at Avco where your dad used to work. Love and prayers to all.Cleo and Shirley Spears

  14. Connie cook
    May 17, 2021 10:29 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Special lady always loved running into her cause I always left laughing! Prayers to you all! (Red boots) my nickname from Jessie, love Connie Cook

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