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Jessie Ann Caudill Christy, 90, of Catlettsburg, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at her home with her family at her side.
Mrs. Christy was born May 22, 1926, in Carter County, to the late Noah A. and Stella Mae Bryant Caudill. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ennis Caudill; and a brother-in-law, William Eugene "Gene" McKenzie.
Jessie was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Sandy City Freewill Baptist Church and Ladies Helping Hand Circle. She enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, vegetable gardening and making quilts of all kinds. Jessie lived for her family taking special care of her husband who is 104 years old. She always said, "I tell him I love him every day."
On Sept. 15, 1948, Jessie married William Enos Christy and they have lived and raised their children in the same house where they began housekeeping 68 years ago.
She is survived by her adoring husband, William; their daughter and son, Linda Gail Christy Garlock and her husband, Robert L. Garlock Jr., of Catlettsburg, and William Michael Christy and his wife, Linda Diane Kitchen Christy, of Charleston, S.C.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Christine McKenzie of Catlettsburg and Pauline Justice (Doyle) of Ashland; a sister-in-law, Verna Caudill of Catlettsburg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services to honor Mrs. Christy will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at Neal Funeral Home, 2409 Center St in Catlettsburg. Pastor Bob Chaffins will officiate. Final resting place will be in Waring Cemetery in Garrison.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jessie spent her final days at home under Hospice care. Her family is deeply appreciative of the love and care they gave.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sandy City Freewill Baptist Church, 988 Center St., Catlettsburg, KY 41129 or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 10, 2017
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