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Jessie Bell Myers

May 22, 1936 September 16, 2014
Jessie Bell Myers
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Jessie Belle Brown Myers, was the first of sixteen children of James White Brown, Sr. and the only child of Daisy Thompson Brown.  She was the step-daughter, of Lillian Geneva Brown, she was born May 22, 1936 in Bucksville Township, Horry County in South Carolina.  Jessie’s paternal mother died before she was two years old. She was raised by her paternal grandmother, Hannah D. Buck Brown. She was the paternal grand-daughter of George Brown and Hannah D. Buck Brown and the maternal grand-daughter of Willie J. Thompson and Easter Thompson.  Jessie was the paternal great grand-daughter of Ivory Henry Buck and Irene Sarvis Buck and the great-great grand-daughter of Hannah Blain and Henry Buck.
 She was preceded in death by: her husband, Anderson Myers, who died in April 1985, leaving her with a young son to finish raising; four sisters: Ruthena, Thelma, Maggie and Murlene; and three brothers: Chappell, Miquel and a baby boy.
Jessie was raised on a farm in the community of Bucksville, South Carolina, in a Christian home. While growing up, she attended Sunday school and church services at Brown Chapel AME Church. She was educated at Ebenezer Elementary School in Toddsville, and graduated from Whittemore High School in Conway, South Carolina in 1955.
Jessie married Anderson Myers in 1958, and shortly after marrying him, she moved to his home town in Estill, South Carolina, there she worked as a Nurse practitioner and Midwife.  Anderson and Jessie moved from Estill to Philadelphia, where their only child, James “Jimmy” Andera Myers, was born and raised.
Jessie joined St. Matthews AME Church in the 70’s. She was a very active member of the church. She was a Stewardess in high standing, until she moved with her son. She also sang on the Senior Choir, Gospel Chorus, Chancel Choir and AME District Choir. Jessie attended Sunday school regularly and worked in other capacities at the church when needed.  Jessie was a strong believer of the word of God, she studied the Bible and read it daily.
Jessie graduated from Philadelphia Training Center in 1976. She  worked as a nurse’s aide in nursing homes. After retiring from nursing, she opened her home to assist hard working parents by providing them affordable child care.
Jessie lived a good life and loved her son and his family dearly.  She lived with Jimmy and his family for the past eight years of her life; she formed a loving and lasting bond with her grandchildren.  Even though she adored and spoiled her grand-children, she made sure that they got their home-work done, played fairly with each other, and learned the word of God.
While living with her son, James and his wife, Yajaira-whom she loved as if she were her own daughter, she moved from Philadelphia to Norfolk, Virginia, to Yuma, Arizona, and had moved back to Philadelphia in 2013.  She enjoyed traveling with her son and family and experiencing the different cities God had made.
Jessie leaves to cherish the memories of her life: her son, James Andera Myers and his wife, Yajaira Moreno Myers; her beloved grand-children, James Alexander Myers, Anderson Ajani Myers, and Isis Galaxia Myers; three sisters, Agnes (John T.) Davis, Lillian (George) Milton, and Alberteen (Edward) Holmes; six brothers, Reverend James W. (Patsy) Brown, Jr., Charles (Denise) Brown, Johnnie (Alberta) Brown, Vetus (Ernestine) Brown and Johnny Lee Brown, and William (Janet) Brown; a sister-in-law, Jeanie Myers Taylor; a brother-in-law, Norris (Pearl) Myers; fifty-one nieces; forty-one nephews;  a host of other relatives; church family and friends.
Sorrowfully submitted,
The Family

A Celebration of her life is scheduled 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
St. Matthews A.M.E. Church
57th & Summer Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19139
Viewing  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
The Homegoing Services will continue at
11:00 a.m. 

The Interment will conclude at 
White Chapel Cemetery
Feasterville, PA

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