Golson, Jessie Lee, Jr.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Jessie Golson
Jessie Golson

Jessie Lee Golson, Jr., 67, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022, peacefully at his residence.


He was a graduate of Howard High/City High School class of 1972. He was a volunteer for the community with Olivet Baptist Church.


Jessie was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Lee Golson, Sr.; mother, Ophelia Broadnax Golson.


Survivors include his sons, Windarek (Erica) Stewart and Willitrian (Eugenia) Stewart, Sr.; grandchildren, Tri’Darek Stewart, Tri’Darius Stewart, Chyna Smith, Alex Montgomery, Tri’nique Stewart, Tri’Vontae (Marisa) Stewart, Willitrian Stewart, Jr., Kaylen Stewart, Tyree Stewart, Tremsloan Stewart, and Darren Foster, Jr.; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Willie (Ernestine) Golson, Edward (Glennis) Golson, Jerome Golson, and Reginald (Annette) Golson; sisters, Regina Golson and Semeria Golson Clemons; uncle, William (Bessie) Broadnax; aunts, Velma Broadnax, Ophelia White, Edith Howard, Lillie Broadnax, and Velma Coleman; fianceé and caregiver, Marjorie Louise Thurman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Jessie will lie in state on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.


Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Lurone Jennings as the eulogist. Burial will be in Tyner Cemetery.

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