Ms. Hessie Mai Gammons, age
91, of Lafayette, passed away on Sunday afternoon October 2, 2011 at the Sumner
Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. Funeral services for Ms. Hessie
Gammons were conducted on Wednesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. with Jerry Mercer officiating.
Interment followed in the Roark Cemetery. Sam Jones, Luke Jones, Nick
Jones, Michael Farley, Timmy Farley, and Scotty Jenkins served as Pallbearers.
Ms. Hessie was born on July
9, 1920 in Macon County, Tennessee to the late John Allen Sewell and Cerena
Jenna Likens Sewell. She was one of eleven siblings born to this union. She was
married to Willard Mitchell Gammons, sharing more than 30 years together and
raising eight children. Willard preceded Hessie in death on October 26,
1966. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by; two
daughters, Barbara Roark, and Vivian Davis, one son, Phillip Gammons, and a
grandson, Barry Neal Satterfield. Hessie worked as a seamstress for Trousdale
Manufacturing for over 20 years, before retiring. She enjoyed making quilts and
giving the most of them away. Being a homemaker, mother, and grandmother made
her life complete. She loved preparing big meals for her family and friends. In
her home everyone was always welcome. Hessie liked to talk and socialize. She
had a great personality, very self-sufficient, strong willed and full of fun.
She was a member of the Lafayette Church
of Christ. Hessie will be missed by family and friends, but leaves many
memories behind that are everlasting. She is survived by; Sons, Donnie (Judy)
Gammons, Billy Gammons all of Lafayette, TN, Daughters, Margaret (Hilton)
Farley of Lafayette, TN, Charlotte (Denny) Reagan of Sevierville, TN, Linda
(Steve) Morris of Lafayette, TN, 22 grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren, 9
Great-Great-Grandchildren and numerous Nieces and Nephews also survive.