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Mary Helen Jimerson

July 9, 1926 — December 9, 2020

Mary Helen Davis Jimerson, 94, passed away on December 9th, 2020 in Dyersburg where she was born. She started working for Bell South (AT&T) while still in high school. After 34 years of service, she retired from Bell South in 1979.  Her working life continued at Peebles, Daylight Donuts and the service desk in Dyersburg Mall where she retired from  at the age of 89 ½. She made many life-long friends while employed at the phone company including her good friend Dorothy Mae LaRue.  She was strong-willed, independent, had a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, and a common sense approach to life. She had a gift for decorating. When she bought something she liked she said she could always find a place for it, evidenced by all the teapots, pictures and display cabinets found in her home. Travel was not her thing. At the end of the day she wanted to be home sleeping in her own bed. Her favorite meal was corn bread, white beans and cabbage boiled with a little bacon grease and salt added to the water. She loved taters fried in an iron skillet and she baked a delicious pecan pie. She loved cats, especially an old yellow tom named Tiger. Even after he passed on she would continue to put out food for any critters that might be passing through. She was a stylish dresser and always had to have lipstick on whenever she went out.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Earl Jimerson, her parents, Wade Wortham Davis and Annie Pearl Huffine, her brothers James Calvin “J.C.” “Preacher” (Addie Bea Harrison), Wilson W. (Margaret Deaton Richardson), Billy Joe, her sister Virginia Ann Moore (Donald) and her nieces Laura Ann Davis Paraschos and Vicki Davis Reed.  She is survived and will be missed by her nephews Wilson W. Davis, Eddie Davis (Barbara), Eddie Moore and niece Elaine Walenter (George) as well as numerous grand and great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery.

Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

The family would like to thank the following for the care and kindness she received recently and over the years: Canterbury Place, Caris Healthcare, Beverly McCann NP, Dr. Lawrence Gordon, Dr. Mark Bateman and Dr. Jake Lewis.

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