Friday, April 9, 2010

John Broadus Sessoms Jr. - Obituary

This is my grandpop's obituary. My mom & I worked on writing it a couple of weeks ago. I think it turned out nicely:

John B. Sessoms Jr., age 87, of Murfreesboro, passed away Wednesday April 7th, 2010 at Alive Hospice at Saint Thomas Hospital.

He was born March 6, 1923 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late John B. Sessoms Sr. and Adeline Lackey Sessoms. Survived by devoted wife, Enith Gibson Sessoms; son, David Gibson Sessoms and wife Sandy of Hendersonville; daughter, Mary Sessoms Stone and husband Bill of Knoxville; son, John Mark Sessoms and wife Julia of New Orleans; sisters, Eska Garrison and Joyce Tallent; brother Henry Sessoms; grandchildren, Landon and wife Alice Sessoms, Johnny Sessoms, Sarah Stone, Angela Sessoms, Rebecca Stone, Natalie Sessoms, Caroline Sessoms, Patrick Evans, Mary Evans; and other devoted family and friends.

“Brother John” graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and served as a Methodist Pastor in the Tennessee Conference for over 45 years, most recently at First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro. He also pastored churches in Clarksville, Nashville, and McMinnville, Tennessee. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marines and served in the Pacific during WWII.

The funeral service for Brother John will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010 at First United Methodist Church with Jacob Armstrong and Miriam Seyler officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN. 37129.

Arrangements handled by Jennings and Ayers; 820 South Church St. Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422

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