Ms. Jessie Mae Smith Conner Terzino, age 88, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018, at Oakview Nursing Home, Orange Park, FL. Ms. Terzino was born November 22, 1929, to the late Marcus Smith and the late Mae Grantham Smith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by: sons: Johnny Ray Conner and Joseph Lamar Conner; daughter, Brenda Kay Conner; brothers: Milton Smith, Walter Smith and Charles Smith; and one sister, Nell Smith Tressler.
Ms. Terzino, affectionately known as Sister Jessie or Ms. Jessie, was a native of Coffee County. She worked several different jobs throughout her life but she retired from the Georgia School System cafeteria where she was famous for her delicious biscuits.
Ms. Jessie was a member of the Holiness faith church and she loved Jesus Christ and her brothers and sisters of the church.
Survivors include: daughter, Shirley Conner Luera of Middleburg, FL; brothers: Rev. Herschell Smith of Pearson, GA, Virgil Smith and Hubert Smith both of Fitzgerald, GA; sister, Charlene Smith Foster of Fitzgerald, GA; grandchildren: Jason Luera and Jessica Luera both of Middleburg, FL, Kristopher Conner and Dustin Conner both of Green Cove Springs, FL, Jamey Conner and Josh Conner both of Fitzgerald, GA; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be Friday, January 5, 2018, at 1 p.m. at New Corinth Calvary Holiness Church in Ben Hill County with the interment to follow in New Corinth Cemetery.
Ricketson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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