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Jessie Mae Stillwell

Jessie Mae Stillwell, 93, of Henderson, formerly of Hancock County, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Henderson Nursing & Rehab.  She was born in Breckinridge County on April 10, 1929 to the late Lee Allen and Mary Applegate Laslie.

Jessie was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.  She enjoyed planting flowers, playing the harmonica and pro wrestling.  Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Stillwell; daughter, Norma Stillwell Jones; brother, James Laslie.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary (George) Gibbs; sons, John (Sissie) Stillwell and Herbie Stillwell; grandchildren, Lee Gibbs, Mary (Danny) Compton, Rebecca Gibbs, Ailisa (Scott) Glover, Charlie (Donna) Smiley and Tammy Davis; 10 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Lewisport Chapel with burial following in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Jessie’s family will be greeting friends from 10 am until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday.  Share your memories and condolences with her family at

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