Starnes, Jessie Anna

Third Grader Took Karate And Was Girl Scout

Friday, March 21, 2008
Jessie Starnes
Jessie Starnes

Jessie Anna Starnes, 9, of Ooltewah, died on March 19, 2008 in a local hospital.

A lifelong resident, Jessie was a member of Lighthouse United Methodist Church and was a third grade student at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School. She was a member of the Girl Scouts and James Hobby United Karate Studio.

She is survived by her parents, Robert L. Starnes, Chattanooga; Lisa and Thomas Rousseau of Ooltewah; sisters, Jennifer Starnes, Chattanooga, Melanie Rousseau, Ooltewah; brothers, Joshua Starnes, Chattanooga and Thomas H. Rousseau, Tampa, Fl.; grandparents, Marvin and Jean Alsup, Murfreesboro, Tn., and Jere and Jackie Starnes, Chattanooga; uncles, J.R. and Gary Starnes; aunt, Carlene Beasley; several cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Richter officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Marty Dunn, Mark King, James Hobby, David Hamby, Mike Mathis and Tim Carroll.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Forgotten Child Fund in Jessie’s honor at 3300 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, 37406. Condolences may be sent at

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

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