Jessie Lee Schofield

CENTRALIA — Jessie Lee Schofield, 76, of Centralia passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Fireside House Nursing Home in Centralia.

Jessie was born on November 27, 1941, in Effingham, IL, the daughter of Charles Mays and Eunice (Moss) Mays. She married Manley J. Taylor on June 3, 1963, and he preceded her in death in 1973.

She is survived by one son: Doug Taylor and wife Karen of Centralia; two daughters: Janet Wegs and husband Larry of Jefferson City, MO and TJ Taylor of Jefferson City, MO; two sisters: Cathy Heck of Mt. Vernon, IL and Bobbi Heifner of Mt. Vernon, IL; one brother: David Kirk and wife Faye of Mt. Vernon, IL; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Eunice Mays, one son: Billy Joe Mays, one brother Walter Mays, and one sister Mabel Kirk.

Jessie enjoyed going to festivals and listening to country music. She was of the Baptist Faith. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Mimi Hawkins officiating.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home before the time of service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Centralia Humane Society and will be accepted by the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home, which is honored to serve the Jessie Schofield family with arrangements.

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