Jessie Workman, 94, of Murray, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.
Mrs. Workman was born in Auburntown, Tenn., Dec. 8, 1918. She was co - owner and operator, along with her first husband Glenn C. Wooden, of the Family Shoe Store in Murray for 32 years. After Mr. Wooden's death in 1980, she remarried Fred Workman in 1983 and worked along his side at Settle - Workman clothing store in Murray until her retirement. Mrs. Workman was a member of First Baptist Church, a former member of the Lottie Moon Circle and a member of the Woodman of the World, Lodge No. 728 for 52 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David Daniel Bryson and Lalah Travis Bryson; first husband, Glenn C. Wooden; second husband, Fred Workman; sister, Wenzola Woodard; and two brothers, Edward Bryson and David Bryson.
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Ann Repsher and husband, Don, of Plano, Texas and Dyana Crawford and husband, Bobby, of Mountain Home, Ark.; one sister, Jean Arnold and husband, Max, of Murphysboro, Tenn.; one brother, Thomas Bryson, of Doraville, Ga.; two sister-in-laws, Mary Bryson, of Tullahoma, Tenn., and Louise Wooden, of Old Hickory, Tenn.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Boyd Smith and the Rev. Keith Inman officiating. Entombment to follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the funeral home from 5 - 7 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church, 203 South Fourth Street, Murray, KY 42071. Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.