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 Martha Joan <I>Jernigan</I> Rhett

Martha Joan Jernigan Rhett

Death 27 Aug 2016 (aged 85)
Burial Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
Plot 1257
Memorial ID 49446336 · View Source
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Martha Joan Jernigan Rhett went to be with her Lord on August 27, 2016.

Mrs. Rhett was the daughter of Robert Wesley Jernigan, and Charley Pearl Perkins Jernigan.

She is survived by her Children
William Burke Rhett (Dawn), Las Vegas, NV
Jolaine Cochrane (Torrey), Tuscaloosa, AL
Janet Rhett, Columbus, MS
Nancy Rhett (Garland Robinette), New Orleans, LA

Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren:
Micha Rhett
Ashley Rhett
Stephanie Rhett
Sara Rhett White
Brooke Freeman
Charley Rhett Robinette
Joseph Freeman
Shelby Laine Freeman
Brayden Jane Rhett
Victoria Rhett
Laila Rhett
Elijah Rhett

Elaine Jernigan Reynolds and Brother-In-Law Robert Reynolds

Mrs. Rhett was born on April 23, 1931. She graduated from Lee High School. She held a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from M.S.C.W, which is now known as Mississippi University for Women. Joan was a public school teacher for ten years. She was a life member of the Junior Auxiliary and a member of First United Methodist Church.

She and her husband Bill Rhett were affiliated with a family business, the Rhett Corporation Real Estate Company for 23 years.

In the fifties Joan represented Columbus as Miss Hospitality of Mississippi. She continued her hospitality in her remaining years to all who knew and loved her.

Private graveside services were held Thursday September 1, 2016 at Friendship Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Honorary Pallbearers were:
Bob Reynolds, Garland Robinette, Micah Rhett, Ashley Rhett, and Robert Palmer

Memorials may be made to:
First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 32
Columbus MS 39703

Palmer Home For Children
P.O. Box 746
Columbus MS 39703

Charity of your choice

Published September 2, 2016 online by Memorial Funeral Home

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beloved mother of Burke, JoLaine, Janet and Nancy




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