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Jessie M. Kornegay

March 26, 1929 — August 11, 2020

Jessie Mae Cleveland Kornegay, age 91, passed away Tuesday morning, August 11, 2020, at Diversicare Nursing Home in Batesville, MS. Jessie was the widow of James Thomas Kornegay.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Forrest Memorial Park.

Jessie was born March 26, 1929 to the late Anderson Veto Cleveland and Ila Mae Mitchell Cleveland in Pittsboro, MS. She worked for Panola Mills in Batesville as an inspector during her lifetime and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

The loving family she leaves behind includes her son, James Gary Kornegay (Annette); daughters, Judy Kornegay Houston, Brenda Kornegay Brooks, and Cheryl Kornegay Anthony; brother, James Edward Cleveland; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; and her beloved furbaby Kirby.


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