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Jessie James Crews

April 20, 1942 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 78)


Jessie James Crews

April 20, 1942 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 78)

Mr. Jessie James Crews was born April 20, 1942 to the late Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Ester Crews in Whiteville, Tennessee. He departed this life on Sunday, August 2, 2020.

His graveside service was held on Saturday August 1, 2020 at 10:00 am at Smith Chapel MB Church Cemetery with Pastor Shon Beasley in charge and Dixie Funeral Home ( was in charge of the professional service.

Three brothers, Lawrence Crews, Lee Neely & Dorris Neely; three sisters, Helen Whitehorn, Rosie Mae Tisdale & Earlene Williams preceded him in death.

Jessie accepted Christ early in life and joined Union Spring Baptist Church and remained a member until his death. Fox, which he was affectionately called by family and friends, provided for his family as an employee of Ameria Corp formerly know as ‘The Tannery’ he retired after approximately 30 years of service.

Jessie James ‘fox’, departed this earthly life leaving his beloved wife of 25+yrs, Mrs. Merlene Crews; five daughters: Dianne Crews, Evette (Donald) Whitmore, Beverly (DeAngelo) Bogard of Murfreesboro, TN, Fannie Ross of Smyrna, TN, and Linda Crews of Bolivar, TN, Three sons: James Crews, Milwaukee, WC,
Earnest Crews, Bolivar, TN, Bernard (Tashel) Lowe, Whiteville, TN; three sons whom he raised as his own: Ramsey (Loretta) Fleet, Marvin (Kaysha) Fleet, Whiteville, TN, and Eddie Fleet Jr. of Germany; a village of grand-children & great grand-children; three brothers: George (Essie) Crews, Memphis, TN, Richard
Neely, Wardie Ray Neely, St. Louis, MO; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Geneva Neely; two brothers-in-law: Mr. Willie A. Tisdale, Whiteville, TN and Bishop Jesse E. Williams, Bolivar, TN; A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends who shall cherish many memories of fond times spend in the
presence of their, husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and co-worker.

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 Service Program


August 7, 2020

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Graveside Service
August 8, 2020

10:00 AM
Smith Chapel MB Church
25 Mt. Moriah Road
Somerville, TN 38068

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