Pontocola-Jimmie Lou Chism Hester, 78, went to be with her Savior on Sunday, August 6, 2017 after becoming suddenly ill. Jimmie Lou, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was born in Itawamba Co., Miss. on December 9, 1938, one of 9 siblings born to James M. and Roxie Hood Chism. She married her husband of 58 years, Clinton Hester in Tupelo on Sept. 5, l958. They were the parents of 4 children and one of Jimmie Lou’s great loves was taking care of them and their children. She retired in 2004 after many years as a worker in the lunchroom at Shannon High School. She not only cared for her own but was the caregiver of her in laws until their deaths. Jimmie Lou enjoyed cooking, animals especially her dogs and playing dominoes. She was a faithful member of the Palmetto Baptist Church.
Jimmie Lou will be remembered at a service to be held at 11 AM Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with her pastor, Bro. Jimmy Webb, officiating, assisted by Bro. Don Shaffer. Burial will follow in the Upper Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc Co. Visitation will be from 5 PM-7 PM today (Tue) at Holland-Tupelo Chapel, which is honored to be serving their friends.
Survivors include her husband, Clinton Hester of Pontocola. 3 daughters, Lisa Roberts (Mike) of Booneville, Deana Patrick (Alan) of Guntown and Mary Patton (Anthony) of East Tupelo. a son, Joseph Hester (Carolyn) of Shannon. 9 grandchildren, Melanie Floyd, Greg White (Christie), Savannah, Ciara and Miranda Hester, Amy Giorgenti (Nick), Lauren Patton, Kristen Lewis (Thad) and Trece Gonzalez. 8 great grandchildren, Makenzie, Landon, Isabelle, Arianna, Brianna, Kadyn, Kane and Baxter. 2 sisters, Patsy Washington (Wayne) and Peggy Hayes all of Tupelo. numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Bert, James, Noonan and Bill Chism and her sisters, Bell Umpress and Mary Alice Lyles.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Condolences may be e mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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we are so sorry to hear of the loss of jimmie lou. there are great times and memories and she will be missed. keep those memories close to your heart because they are so special. with love, david and debi whit( bob Copeland's son)
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Kelly Berbette & Anakin Chaney lit a candle on Aug 8 2017 01:02:18 PM
So sorry for your loss...loved Mrs. Jimmie so much...she was such a sweet lady and will be missed. Prayers for the entire family.
Submitted by James Michael Hester on Aug 7 2017 11:59:17 PM
Deanna I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family. Love you.
Submitted by Ann Elrod on Aug 7 2017 10:48:33 PM
I'm so sorry about Aunt Jimmie. I love you all and my heart goes out to yall.
Submitted by Brenda on Aug 7 2017 07:13:48 PM
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Brenda lit a candle on Aug 7 2017 07:12:18 PM
Jimmie Lou was as fine a person as I ever knew and she will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with all of the family. Love Betty Jane and Luther.
Submitted by Betty Jane (Copeland) and Luther Pareo on Aug 7 2017 02:31:31 PM
I'm sorry for your lost. She will be missed by so many. I loved her dearly. Praying for y'all I know it's going to be hard.. love y'all
Submitted by Gale Presnell on Aug 6 2017 08:22:29 PM
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