Mrs. Jessie Flowers Ragin, affectionally known as "Sister", was born in Roberta, Georgia on March 11, 1929 to the late William Flowers and Willie Lee Tanner. She grew up in the communities of Pea Ridge in Roberta, Georgia and Vineville in Fort Valley, Georgia.
A Time to Love
She met and later married the love of her life, Albert Ragin. Jessie’s pride and joy was to be the mother of five adorable children: Bobby, David, Willie, Lisa and Martinous.
Jessie loved God, her family, friends, and extended family at Virginia Gardens Assisted Living Facility of Fort Valley. She was a fun-loving aunt to her nieces and nephews and a doting grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.
A Time to Serve
Jessie joined Mount Zion C.M.E. Church of Roberta, Georgia at an early age where she served faithfully until her health began to decline. One of her favorite pastors was Reverend Sidney Kendrick who became a close friend of the family. When Jessie could no longer attend Mount Zion, she joined Saint Peter A.M.E. Church and attended Central Union Baptist Church regularly.
A Time to Die
After a brief illness, Jessie passed away peacefully on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Pine Pointe Navicent Health in Macon Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Albert Ragin; sons: Bobby Flowers and Willie James Meadows; siblings: brother, Charles Flowers and sister, Lessie Alexander.
A Time to Mourn
She leaves to cherish her memory: two sons, David Meadows (Sheila) of San Antonio, Texas; Martinous Ragin (Penney) of Fort Valley, Georgia; one daughter, Lisa Ragin Rashidi (Kuumba) of Fort Valley, Georgia; a devoted first cousin, Clara Thomas; sister-in-law, Mary Ragin and brother-in-law, Lewis(LC) Lyons all of Fort Valley, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Lucille Flowers of Auburn, New York; grandchildren: Shirley Alexander (Gerald) of Rochester, New York; Fred Gibson (Linda) of Auburn, New York, Valerie Albert of Rochester, New York; Derrick Meadows of Macon, Georgia; Yvonne Benson (Kari) of Charlotte, North Carolina; Joshua Love-Bryant of Misawa, Japan, Oba Rashidi of Warner Robins, Georgia, Chauncey Ragin, Makeda Rashidi, and Osjah Ragin of Fort Valley, Georgia; sixteen great grandchildren, fourteen great- great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs.
Jessie Maude Ragin transitioned to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, September 9, 2019.
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