Jessie R. Whitehurst

January 4, 1940 - June 11, 2015

01/04/1940 - 06/11/2015

Past Services

Tuesday June 16, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Wednesday June 17, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creeds Church of Christ
5500 Morris Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA

Jessie Rae Whitehurst, of Virginia Beach, entered into Eternal Life on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Jessie was born on January 4, 1940 in North Carolina to Paul and Julia (formerly Nelson) Britt. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Marvin D. Whitehurst, Jr, daughter Deborah Saunders, and sister Pauline Cherry. She is survived by her son Alton D. and daughter-in-law Melanie. Further survived by her siblings Ethel Cale of Colerain, NC; Shirley Dunning of Washington, NC; Ann Holloman of Hampton, VA; Sarah Diaz of Chesapeake, VA; and Raymond Britt of Michigan. Jessie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Jessie was a member of Creeds Church of Christ and a member of the Auxiliary Creeds Volunteer Fire Department. She also enjoyed her work as a bus driver and her interactions with the children. In her freetime, she enjoyed baking, sewing, and cooking.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake Chapel (929 Battlefield Blvd. S) from 6 PM until 8 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 17 at Creeds Church of Christ (5189 Morris Neck Rd. Virginia Beach) at 11 AM. Procession to the family cemetery for burial to follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Special thanks to Intrepid Hospice, especially Cindy and Maggie, Dr. Lee, and friend Marilyn Fentress, for all the care and concern shown to Jessie.

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Raymond Britt
8 years ago

Alton and sisters,

So sorry your mother and our sibling has passed. Another one to be missed.

Darlene Jones
8 years ago

Alton & Melanie, I am so sorry for your lose. I have a lot of great memories growing up in Creeds with my cousins, Aunts and Uncles. I will miss Aunt Jessie. I am praying for you both.

Robbi Fernandes
8 years ago

I’m so sorry on the loss of your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Greta & Lyle Snidow
8 years ago

Alton and Melanie: We wanted to let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Pamela Williams
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I love you both and my prayers are for you both during this difficult time.

Jerry Chiusano
8 years ago

So very sorry to hear about the loss of Jesse. No matter what Firehouse she visited, we were all her children while she was there and had to greet and depart us with a healthy kiss and hug. My thoughts to my Brutha Rainbo and his family during these sad times.

Gary M. Sherman
8 years ago

Ma Frog (Jessie) was a good friend and like a second mother to me and many others in the VBFD. We will miss her very much but know that she is in a better place today and for all eternity.We should all get her greeting at the gates of heaven to live again, in heaven, with our father.
Jessie, to see you again one day!
My condolences to all the family.

Larry & Sharon Maples
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of Jessie’s passing. We pray her family finds comfort knowing she is now at peace.

Linda Dozier Cooper
8 years ago

Prayers to family friends and all the lives Jessie Rae touched. She will be missed…another bright soul has left this world. Rainbow now has three guardian angels in his shadow.

Mike & Penny Whitehurst
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jessie Rae. We consider her to be a true life long friend.