Josie Belle Palmer Jarrett, 83, of Springfield, stepped into the presence of her Savior on Friday July 31, 2020 at North Crest Medical Center. Due to the current conditions surrounding COVID-19, the family would like to thank each of you for your understanding of their decision to have a public Celebration of Life for Ms. Josie at a future date and hopes that each of you will be able to attend when that date is set. There will be a private family graveside committal in the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery on Monday August 10, 2020
Josie was the youngest of twelve children born to the late Frank and Stella Palmer in Lebanon, Tennessee. Nine siblings preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Herschel McKinley Jarrett. Josie professed hope in Jesus Christ at an early age and was a baptized member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee. She later moved to Springfield, Tennessee and became an active member of First Missionary Baptist Church, serving in the Missionary Society, Church Aide, Senior Choir, and teaching Sunday school.
She received her early education in the public schools in Lebanon, Tennessee. She attended A&I State University and later received her B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Trevecca Nazarene College. She began her teaching career in the Robertson County school system. She served for 43 years, teaching at Bransford Elementary School, Westside Elementary School and Springfield Middle School. She loved working with children.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory: son, Sylvester Jarrett; daughter, Sylvia Jarrett; sisters, Esther McCoy of Detroit, Michigan, Nina Gragg of Nashville, TN; sisters-in-law, Ervina Jarrett and Sallie Palmer; brothers-in-law Henry Jarrett and Rev. John Jarrett; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
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