Jessie M. Combs,
Funeral services for Bristow resident, Jessie Combs, were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in the Memorial Chapel of Michael’s Funeral Home, of Bristow. Interment followed in the Bristow Magnolia Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow.
Jessie M. Combs was born in Creek County on May 29, 1926, to the late James Lane and Junetta (Jones) Lane. She passed away suddenly at her residence on Jan. 6, 2019, at the age of 92 years.
Jessie was raised and educated in Bristow. When she was a teenager, she left Bristow and ended up in Kansas City where she remained for many years. She had worked for a pharmaceutical company until her retirement in 1990. While in Kansas City, she would make several trips back to Bristow to visit. In 1997, she moved back to Bristow to stay.
She married Ben Hess Combs on Dec. 7, 1998 and they made their home in Bristow. Jessie was very active in her church, Pilgrim Baptist Church, and was a longtime director of the Male Chorus group. Her dedication and devotion to her faith and church was known to many and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Ben and two sisters, Eddie Morlett and Margie.
Her remaining family includes nieces, Viva Brown and Lenora Combs Counter, both of Bristow; great nephews, Darren Brown, of Georgia; Terrance Brown, of Kansas; numerous other relatives and her Brothers and Sisters in Christ from her church.
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