Jessie Jewell Weaver
Monday 30th of January 1928 - Friday 21st of December 2018
Jessie Jewell Weaver, 90, of Lexington and widow of A. Taylor Weaver passed away Dec. 21, 2018. The daughter of the late Pernell and Stella Pierce Hurst, she was born on Jan. 30, 1928 in Flemingsburg, KY. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Jessie retired after 35 years with GTE as an administrative assistant. After a few years in retirement, she was employed with the Sanders-Brown Center for Aging at the University of Kentucky. In 2014 at 86 years-old, Jessie received the Senior Star Award given in conjunction with the Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia presented by the Sanders-Brown Center for Aging. The Senior Star Award recognizes and honors individuals throughout Kentucky who exemplify graceful aging by remaining engaged in an active lifestyle.
Jessie and her forever soulmate, A. Taylor Weaver met in 1946 when Jessie was 19 years-old. They wed the following year and embarked on an extraordinary love story spanning across several states, Taylor’s deployment and service in the United States Air Force, three daughters, and over seven decades of love, laughter and devotion. In 1982, Taylor was involved in a car accident leaving him to live out the rest of his 10 years at the VA Hospital. Jessie visited him every single day until he passed in 1991, and never considered another suitor the rest of her life. The family is comforted knowing Taylor was waiting with open arms to embrace the love of his life for eternity.
She is survived by her three daughters, Donna Sullivan of Lexington, Nancy Morrow of Sarasota, FL, and Sherry (Richard) Burton of Lexington; one sister Hazel Clos; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson. In addition to her husband of 48 years and parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings, Evelyn Hurst Zornes and Donald Gene Hurst.
The funeral will be held Wed., Dec. 26th at 10:00am at Milward-Broadway. Following the graveside ceremony at the Lexington Cemetery, a celebration of Jessie’s life from 12:30-2:00 will take place at Milward-Man O’ War. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sanders-Brown Center for Aging online at or by mail to Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation, PO BOX 34184, Lexington, KY 40588.
Granny was one of the most genuine and gentle people a person could ever have the pleasure of knowing. Those who have been fortunate enough to cross paths with her over the years are better people for the experience, I know I am. We lost a great person but heaven gained an angel. Til we meet again....we'll take it from here.
Erica,Caden,Eli and Myself were Truly Blessed that Jesse and Donna were our Neighbor and Friends! Was Saddened and Shocked when Notified of Her Passing but She is in a Far Better Place! She is One of The Angels From Heaven now! Prayers to Donna,Sherry and Nancy!!
Jessie was such a kind and wonderful person. I shall cherish the memories that I have of her. We spent many afternoons laughing and sharing stories at Donut Days . She would light up the place when she came in after work each day. We all loved Jessie. Several of our friends have gone on ahead of her and I am sure that they have welcomed her to heaven and they will pick up with the stories we shared at the donut shop. You are so loved by everyone that that ever met you . God Bless
Jessie was always a beautiful lady both inside and out, whom I have known along with her husband, children, and grandchildren since 1974. 44 years I have been able to be blessed with her presence every Thursday. She was a great client and friend, being both humble and personable, treating everyone as if they were a close friend. She will always be remembered as a wonderful friend along with her family.
Jesse was such a classy and beautiful lady. Always kind and thoughtful. I worked with her at GTE and our friendship extended outside work. Taylor and Jesse were the epitome of married couples. They truly were in love with each other and loved their daughters and family. May her family be at peace and know she is with our Heavenly Father. Sincerely, Barbara Dillon
Jessie was the most graceful, elegant and loving lady I've ever known. She'll be missed and never forgotten. My life was blessed by her. She rests with Taylor and the Lord.