Tharpe, Mary Alice (Jessee) age 80, passed into eternal peace on November 28, 2015. She will share the same grave with her darling husband of 61 years, the late John Wesley Tharpe, Sr., and as Christ was resurrected from the grave, they are guaranteed to be raised with glorious, immortal bodies. Thanks be to God, in their early 20's, they asked God to forgive their sins and save their souls. Then their names were written in the "Lambs Book of Life."
Preceding Mary, were parents, Paul and Susie Jessee, brothers J.P. and Carl, sister Edna Lou Cox. Surviving a precious family, son John Wesley (Patricia) Tharpe Jr., daughter, Susan Gayle Shanks. Grandchildren, Stephanie Nicole (Terrance) Morton, Derek Ryan (Kristen) Tharpe, Tiffani Suzanne (David) Ledford, and Bryan Scott (Maxie) Tharpe. Great Grandchildren, Ella Grace and Ethan David Ledford, Riley Kate, Parker, and Reese Anne Tharpe and many relatives and dear friends.
Services will be held at Temple Baptist Church of Powell, where John and Mary were blessed to be members . The family will receive friends On Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with funeral service following The message will be given by Dr. Clarence Sexton and Rev. Charles Smith..
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are to be made to the Crown College of Bible Scholarship fund, 1700 W. Beaver Creek Rd, Powell, TN 37849.
The family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service and interment at 11:00 a.m.
Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway is serving the family of Mrs. Tharpe.
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