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Jesse Eugene Rankins

November 3, 2019
Jesse Eugene Rankins
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Jesse Eugene Rankins, 73, died November 3, 2019.

Jesse Eugene Rankins Sr. was born on October 7, 1946 to the late Golden Handy Sr. and Ms. Pearlie Mae Rankins in James Mill, AR. He was preceded in death by his mother in the early 1950’s as a small child and father in the late 1960’s as a young man. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Veola Rankins, daughter Rosia Marie Rankins, step-mother Roxie Lee Handy, Brother Eddie Lee Gordon, Sister Emma Rankins and Sister Peacola Handy. Jesse leaves to mourn his passing his son, Jesse Eugene Rankins Jr. (Kathy Boyd- Rankins) of Memphis, TN; Four Step-children Bennie Wilson, Michael Wilson, Sharon Wilson-Bearden and Cyretta Wilburn (Veola Rankins) of Memphis TN; Nine grandchildren (Jesse Rankins Jr. II, Jesse Rankins Jr. III, Jasmine Rankins, Ebane’ Boyd Rankins, Jessica Rankins all of Memphis, TN [children of Jesse E. Rankins Jr.]; Sherlon Moore of Denver, CO, Carlos Moore of Atlanta, GA, Gloria Rankins and Connie Rankins of Memphis, TN and 1 great grandchild Angel M. Rankins of Memphis, TN [children of the late Rosia]; Three brothers Floyd Handy (Freddie) of West Memphis, AR; Golden Handy Jr. (Sarah) of St. Louis, MO; Gregory Handy (Lenora) of Fairbanks, AK; Two sisters Cynthia Handy Bennett of Cordova, TN and Annetteia Handy (Jedde Dobbins) of Memphis, TN. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, beloved cousins, a very special sister-in-law in Caldon Handy and many more friends and loved ones.

Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901) 379-0861.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Nov

4:00 PM 11/8/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Nov

11:00 AM 11/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Greater Life Missionary Baptist Church

3599 Vanuys Road
Memphis, TN 38111

Greater Life Missionary Baptist Church
3599 Vanuys Road Memphis 38111 TN
United States

Committal Service

Thursday

14

Nov

11:00 AM 11/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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