Jimmie Sue Tanner, 79


Jimmie Sue Tanner, 79, beloved wife of Alton “Russell” Tanner of the Oglethorpe Community of Soperton passed away on Wednesday morning, September 16, 2020 at the Treutlen County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Soperton.

Mrs. Jimmie Sue Tanner was a native and lifelong resident of Emanuel County. Tanner was a homemaker and a charter member of Morningside Baptist Church. Being a social butterfly, she enjoyed attending church, local gospel sings, gatherings such as reunions and/or parties, and eating out at local restaurants. She enjoyed being around people and talking to people or just hanging out, and she dearly loved her husband. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Gladys Brinson Kersey; and a child.

Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Russel Tanner; two sisters, Hattie (Ellis) Collins of Titusville, FL, and Lucy (Richard) Switzer of Titusville, FL; and a brother, Jim (Melba) Kersey of Bluffton, SC. She is also survived by her care-taker of 20 years, Michelle (Jeffery) Page of Tarrytown; special friends, Reverend Lamar and Ione Little of Soperton, Teddy and Gail Holton of Soperton, Henry Terwilliger of Swainsboro, the staff of Dennard Drugs of Soperton, the staff members of Treutlen Health and Rehabilitation Center of Soperton, along with other numerous friends of Soperton and Swainsboro.

Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Morningside Baptist Church with Reverend Vic Fordham officiating. Tanner was laid to rest in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Friday at the church from 2 p.m. until hour of service. All attendees were required to wear facial coverings.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Page, J.P. Page, Mark Lumley, and Clay Page.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 4327 Holton Chapel Road, Soperton, GA 30457.

Sammons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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