A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Essie “Jean” Lindsey Jennings will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper, TX.

Essie "Jean" Lindsey Jennings, 82, left this earth on March 13, 2019 at 8:24AM. She brightened the lives of all around her by her sweet, winning smile and gentle ways. Her husband, Earl, preceded her in death in 2016. 

Mom was born September 25, 1936 in the East Texas Piney Woods of Farrsville to John Gora Lindsey and Lucile Weeks Lindsey.

After high school, she attended Business and Radio College in Port Arthur, TX, where she learned shorthand and secretarial skills and where she met Earl.

They married in 1955 and moved to California, where they had 3 girls.

In 1972, they made their way back to Wilburton, OK, where they lived until 1985, at which time they "sold the farm" bought an RV, and traveled from coast to coast for almost 20 years.

They settled in Claremore on 40 acres in 2005 where mom could indulge her love of feeding and watching birds and grow tomatoes! She was also an avid quilter. Each one of her children and grandchildren have quilts she made by hand, especially for them.

In Claremore, she found a church home at Washington Baptist Church and quickly became a part of that congregation.

She attended 2 years of BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) with her daughters and grew more in her spiritual walk with the Lord.

Her last few years were spent living in Owasso near her daughters and grandchildren.

She was slowed down by osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis but that did not keep her from being a competitive Words With Friends player!

Mom leaves behind 3 daughters, Jeri (Dean) Mills, Beverly Jennings and Donna (Greg Kuhnke) Jennings.

Grandchildren are Melinda (Lee) Solis, Troy (Heather) Farrell, Tim (Jenny) Farrell, and Sarah Todd.

Great-Grandchildren are Alex Solis, Zane and Leo Farrell, and Abigail, Paul and Matthew Farrell. 

She is survived by her brothers, Tommy (Gladys) Lindsey, Ben (Maysel) Lindsey, and Lin (Sharon) Lindsey all in Texas. 

We would like to thank CURA hospice for their quick and compassionate care of mom. Thanks also to Diane Markey and Aimee Pickett for their attentive caregiving.

She will be buried, alongside Earl, in Farrsville Cemetery in a private family service in Farrsville, Texas.