Ms. Jessie Mae (Brooks) Kyles was born January 26, 1937 in Hinds County, Bolton, MS to the late Jessie (Sims) Brooks and Annie Mae (Edwards) Brooks
Jessie attended Hill of Zion School (Hinds Co.) and graduated from Sumner Hill High School.
Jessie accepted Christ early in her life and united with Hill of Zion M. B. Church under the past leadership of the late Pastor H. C. Gross to the current leadership of Pastor Chauncey L. Jordan, Sr. She served faithfully until her health failed her.
Jessie was united in marriage and was the mother of three children and two step children. She had so much love for all of her granny’s and great granny’s. Jessie was known for her excellent cooking abilities, but she also loved to fish, grow her vegetable/flower gardens, and sitting out on her front porch and drinking hot coffee. Jessie worked for Jitney Jungle as the main cook until she retired after 30 years of service. She then worked part time for the Jackson Public Schools until her heath declined.
Jessie was preceded in death by her three brothers and one nephew: William H. Brooks, Willie D. Brooks, Bennie M. Brooks and George Bolton, Jr. On Thursday, April 16, 2020 early in the a.m. hours, the Lord came and took His own. Jessie received her wings and was carried home to glory!
She leaves to cherish her memories three loving children: her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Flora (Michael) Green, two loving sons; James W. Kyles and Melvin (Sharon) Hardge, two step children; Alfred James (Tambra) Kyles and Stella (James) Coleman; three sisters, Mary Lee of Canton, MS, Louise (Sammie, Jr.) Day of Waterloo, IA and Rose E. (George) Bolton of Bolton, MS; one brother, Charles (Cynthia Brooks) of Jackson, MS, seven grandchildren, a very special granddaughter who she helped raise, Sherrina N. Dixon of Clinton , MS, Markus A. Green of Byram, MS, James Derrick Butler of Jackson, MS, Jalana Butler of Ridgeland, MS, Lacourious (Coco) Hodge of Bolton, MS, Consuela Hardge of Edwards, MS, and Terrell Maxie of Natchez, MS; ten great grandchildren, Jaelynn C. and Rodney J. Dixon, Jr. of Clinton, MS, Lacoria, Lariah, Lacorian, and Janiyah Hodge of Arlington, TX; Jacob Reese of Starkville, MS; Kyla and Jaderrick Butler of Jackson, MS; Amar Butler of Ridgeland, MS; and a host of nieces nephews cousins and friends.