Jessie Debnam Cross

Jessie Debnam Cross

Suffolk, VA
05.02.1906 - 03.07.2014
Birthplace
Suffolk, VA
Served in the
Air Force
Jessie Debnam Cross of the 3100 block of Shore Drive passed away peacefully on March 7, 2014. Mrs. Cross was born on May 2, 1906 in Suffolk, VA to the late Josie Lee Ferguson and Thomas Hall Debnam. She was a member of the first graduating class of Suffolk High School in 1924 and attended both Converse and Farmville State Teachers College. She was a lifelong member of Main Street United Methodist Church where she married her husband Hardy Blackwell Cross, Jr. Together they enjoyed entertaining family and friends as well as playing bridge, a game at which they both excelled, and she continued to enjoy well into her nineties. Besides her husband and a nephew, Thomas F. Debnam, Jr., Mrs. Cross was predeceased by three half-brothers and a half-sister as well as her brothers Thomas Ferguson Debnam, Frederick Archer Debnam, and Joseph Hall Debnam Having no children of her own, Mrs. Cross was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews, all of whom lovingly recall her sense of fun and adventure, as well as sparkling humor. Visiting Jessie was a treat we all looked forward to as she made us feel we were the most wonderful children in the world. Her survivors are John H. Debnam of Wilmington NC, Josephine D. Champion of Raleigh, NC, George F. Debnam of Mount Pleasant, SC, Mary Ann D. Eure of Suffolk, VA, and Rebecca J. Debnam of Virginia Beach, VA. Also surviving are great and great grand nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk on Friday March 14, 2014 at 11 AM by the Rev. Myrtle F. Hatcher. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 or Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
Cemetery

Cedar Hill Cemetery
102 Mahan St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Funeral Home

R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Service

R.W. Baker & Co. Downtown Suffolk
509 W Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Guestbook

My prayer goes out to the Cross family, I would like to express my condolence at this time to your family. The Bible is a great source of encouragement at times like this, a comforting thought is at Revelation 21:4 "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away"

Nikki Davis

On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to your family our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Cross. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Sincerely,
Ronald H. Williams, Treasurer and Staff of the City Treasurer's Office

Ronald H. Williams

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