Jessie Brown was born September 6, 1949. She was the 14th child of 15 children born to Dellie and Ada Rockett.
Jessie was formerly united in holy matrimony to Terry Peden, who preceded her in death and into this union 5 children were born. She later married Edward Brown, who preceded her in death and into this union 3 children were born.
She worked many years at Time Life Magazine and Marriott Hotel.
Jessie accepted Christ at an early age. She attended Fellowship under the late Bishop Williams, attended the Church of the Living God Pillar and Ground of the Truth, under the late Lucille Scates and later attended New Life Deliverance House of Prayer under the leadership of Pastor Minnie Summers.
Jessie was loving, caring and a very compassionate person, very giving, loved to cook and liked listening to her favorite group “Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s.
Jessie departed this life at Amita St. Joseph Hospital on Saturday, May 2, 2020. She was surrounded by family.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, Dellie and Ada Rockett, brothers, Charlie and Ernest Rockett and grandson Robert Barefield III.
Jessie leaves to cherish her memories 8 children, Terry (Tanyia) Peten, Ann Peten, Marilyn(Carl) Barefield, Myron Peten, Carrie Barefield, Angelique Heckard, Asa Brown and Curtis(Bianca) Brown. 4 Sisters, Hattie Davis, Minnie(Eugene) Summers, Ida Sherrod, Christine(Walter)Grant, Chester(Delores) Rockett, Dillie (Ruby) Rockett and Ben Eddie Rockett. 28 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, special friends, Julia Johnson, Beverly Gibson, Jewel Houston and Linda Carter and a host of Family and Friends. A special thank you to her Doctors, Dr. Lemus and Degirolami who spoke highly of mom.
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