Katie Jessan, 93, of the Yellowhill Community, went home to be with her family in Heaven, Tuesday March 4, 2014 in Cherokee Indian Hospital. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Ossie and Martha Crowe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Jessan; four sisters, Dinah French, Stacy Tute, Louisa Barnes, and Sallie Crowe; two brothers, Guy and John D. Crowe; and three sons, Mike, Denny, and Ossie Crowe.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Rich, and Martha Sherrill; 17 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren.
She was a member and Sunday school teacher at the Yellowhill Baptist Church for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and a sister to the NAIWA. She also helped with words for the Cherokee Language.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, March 7 at the Yellowhill Baptist Church. Rev. Red Bradley, Rev. Furman Bradley, and Ray Kinsland will officiate with the burial in the Crowe Family Cemetery.
The body will be taken to the church at 4pm on Thursday to await the hour of service.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.