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Rebecca Jolley

Rebecca "Johnny" Jolley

Thursday, August 20th, 1931 - Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

Rebecca Johnny Jolley went home to Jesus on November 2, 2019, at age 88, at the Baptist Home in Ironton, Missouri.

Johnny, as all her friends and family called her, was born to James Allen Monroe Bird and Nora Z. (Welcher) Bird on August 20, 1931 in Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas.

In addition to being a dedicated, loving mother and grandmother, Johnny also loved attending church, reading and studying her Bible as well as cooking, knitting, needlepoint and working crossword puzzles. She gave her heart to Christ in 1950 at Bismarck First Baptist Church. She hosted many Bible studies in her home, as well as, taught Sunday School. Johnny was a mighty prayer warrior for many young women in her life. She was a member of Corner Stone Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO.

Johnny graduated from Ricso High School in 1949. She completed all of her ground school qualifications for her pilots license in the 1960’s. In 1992 Johnny enrolled and completed Art classes at Lincoln University, Jefferson City.

She was employed by the Missouri Department of Tourism as a receptionist until her retirement in 2011. Prior to that she served as a waitress.

In 1949 she married Jack Palmer Knight who proceeded her death. In 1976 she married Virgil A. Thomas Jolley in Las Vegas, Nevada. He proceeded her in death in 1994.

She is survived by: daughters, Jacqulyn Lee Allen, Jefferson City, and Janice (Tim) Clay, Holts Summit; four grandchildren, Cassandra Leone, Las Vegas, NV, Michael Davenport, Holts Summit, Thomas Allen, Springfield, and Rory Clay, Jackson, MS. She was also blessed with 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Johnny joins her parents, along with her five sisters Anna DuBois, Lucille Shaw, Imogene Babb, Mary Saunders and Frankie Pellicer, who have already made their way home to heaven.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO. A celebration of Johnny’s life will begin at noon at the church. Interment will be in the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Baptist Home, Ironton, MO.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Cornerstone Baptist Church
    Address
    4930 Old Lohman Rd
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65109
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Cornerstone Baptist Church
    Address
    4930 Old Lohman Rd
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65109
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    The Reverend Don Smith
  • Interment

    Location
    Hawthorn Memorial Gardens
    Address
    4205 Horner Road
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65109
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Mylinda (Hopper) Vollet

Posted at 09:50am
I am eternally grateful for Aunt Johnny! With love and sympathy to the family.
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Doris Hopper

Posted at 09:28am
We loved her and will miss her. Alessa Brakman and family, Danyelle Dowling and Family, Doris Hopper, Junior and Dana Knight.
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Cathie Hirschvogel

Posted at 04:35pm
Johnny was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers to you, Janice, and your entire family.
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Kim Rieke

Posted at 06:29pm
Janice & Family: Please accept my condolences during this difficult time. May God bring comfort and peace to you in the days ahead.
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Kim Rieke

Posted at 06:27pm
Jackie & Family: Thinking of you during your time of loss. May Your faith in God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Kim Rieke
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