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Carmen Helen (Greene) Jessup

August 7, 1934 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 85)


Mrs. Carmen Helen Greene Jessup, 85, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Mrs. Jessup was born August 7, 1934 in Haywood County, NC to the late Clifford Wallace Greene and Myrtle Annabelle Wyatt Greene. She was a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Chemistry. She retired after 30 years of service as a school teacher in Texas and Louisiana. She raised sheep in her younger years, knitted, worked in upholstery, and completed a crossword puzzle every morning with a pen.

She was also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, NC.


Survivors include her four children, Margaret J. Kinard of Shreveport, La., Joseph Charles Jessup of Whitter, NC, Thomas Gregory Jessup of Vicenza, Italy, and Elizabeth Ann Henry (John R.) of Alexandria, Va; four grandchildren, Daniel Kinard, D’Arcy Holland, Cameron Kinard, and Kaylan Jessup.


Mrs. Jessup was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Charles Jessup, II.


A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church.


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Memorial Service
December 28, 2019

11:00 AM
St. John&rsquo!s Episcopal Church

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