Jessie James Everett, Sr.April 8, 1935 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 85)
Mr. Jessie James Everett, Sr. (Cooter) was born in McComb, Ms. He was the youngest of 5 children born to Albert and Mary Everett. At the age of 10 his parents moved to Louisiana, where he embarked on a lifelong journey of learning as many trades as possible. As an adult he shared his talents with everyone as a welder, electrician, carpenter, auto and body mechanic and much more. At the age of 69 he lost his legs. The things that he could accomplish as a double amputee, in and out of his wheelchair was nothing short of the gift of God and that he was. He was very independent and determined to continue to live as though he never lost his legs. It was always amazing just to watch how he could solve issues with the items in which he repaired. He taught many of our seasons mechanics that we have in our communities today. The greatest thing that Mr. Everett ever did was to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in this his 85th year of life that he may receive his new body and live eternally with the Father. The Lord prepared him for February 15th by sending Kelvin Butler to spend hours regularly reading and assisting in teaching him how to live by God’s word.
Mr. Everett was especially proud of his children and their families.
Preceding him into eternity were his parents, Willie Everett and Mary Franklin Everett; wife, Maggie Lue Everett; daughter, Janice McDowell; son, Jesse James Everett, Jr.; stepsons: Willie and Lonnie Stanfield; granddaughter, Izonia McDowell; siblings (of which he was the youngest and last living), brother, Albert (AW) Everett; sisters, Mary Lee, Josephine Tobias and Rosie Mae Everett-Fair.
Those who will forever cherish him in memory are his children, Peggy (Frankie Lee) Ball of Delhi, La; Patricia Everett of Laurel, Ms; E. Marie (David) Martin of Delhi, La; Tammy (Lajaad) Jordan of Hattiesburg, Ms; Mary Alice (Willie, Sr.) of Epps, LA; Doretha McDowell of Delhi, La; and Shannon Banks of Detroit, MI; a most beloved nephew who was raised with him, Willie Tobias, Monroe, LA; two special friends, Henry King (who was as a son) of Monroe, La and Everline “Redd” McDowell of Delhi, La; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.