Bro. James Carlos Jessie, age 86 of Louisville, passed away Monday night, January 23rd at Baptist Health Louisville. He was a member of Basil Chapel Baptist Church. Bro. Jessie was a Baptist preacher for over 55 years and pastored 15 different churches during that time. He held revivals at 28 churches besides the ones that he pastored.
He was born in Barren County on February 1, 1936 to the late James Rufus Jessie and Flara Mae Sexton Jessie.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 65 years Judy Marie Pedigo Jessie.
Bro. James is survived by a son Al Jessie & his wife Laura of Cub Run; two grandchildren Emily Jessie and Joshua Jessie(Brittany); one great-grandson Raylon Jessie; one step-granddaughter Katy Roof(Daniel); two step great-grandchildren Nolan Roof & Sidney Roof; two brothers Delmas Jessie of Hardyville and Rondel Jessie(Kay) of Shepherdsville; Foster brother Charles James(Dorothy) of Florida; three sisters Virginia Vertress of Louisville, Ruby Newton of Shepherdsville and Barbara Ann Hodge(Al) of Cox’s Creek.
Visitation for Bro. James Carlos Jessie will be Saturday from 3-8pm CST at Sego Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Sunday after 12noon EST at Blue Lick Baptist Church with the funeral service beginning at 2pm EST at Blue Lick Baptist Church. Bro. Freddie Vertress will be officiating. Burial will be private at Brookland Cemetery. The family request that memorial contributions be made to WHAS Crusade for Children, 520 W. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202 or by calling 502-582-7706. These donations may also be left at Sego Funeral Home.