Donna Jessie


Donna Jessie, 72, of Columbia, died Monday, November 6, 2023 at the Grandview Nursing and Rehab in Campbellsville.

She was born August 1, 1951 in Adair County to the late Bailey J. and Della Garner Polston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D.L. Jessie Jr.; a son, Steven Jessie and siblings, Arvis, Elvin, Herman and Bob Polston, Shirley Smith, Allene Ragland, Mae Mann and Eva Pollard.

Donna was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and worked by her late husband’s side in Jessie’s Fruit Market.

Survivors include, one son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Joni Jessie of Columbia; one daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Brett Farmer of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Landon, Baylee and Lauren Jessie; Issac, Luke, Jacob and Gabrielle Farmer; one brother, Phillip ‘Bud’ Polston of Indiana; three sisters, Jospehine David and Virginia Wood both of Indiana and Jean Hagy of Louisville; several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Johnson, Bro. Aaron LaBarge and Phillip ‘Little Bud’ Polston officiating and burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is today after 4 p.m. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Casket Bearers are Doug Wood, Pat Polston, David Smith, Pat Wood, Landon Jessie, Derek King, Ricky Smith, Kevin Polston, Issac Farmer, Luke Farmer and Jacob Farmer.

Honorary casket bearers are Jimmy Polston, Chris Polston, Allen Polston and Terry Pollard.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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