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Dateline: Bakersville, NC
Reverend Jess (JC) Sheets, age 74, of Greasy Creek Rd., Bakersville NC, went home to be with the Lord, May 3, 2019. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Ike and Rosa Frye Sheets. He was a minister and pastor for over 40 years at many churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. His first message was July 24, 1977. His last pastorate was at Limestone Cove Freewill Baptist Church in Unicoi, TN. He was a member of: Roans Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Jacks Creek Freewill Baptist Ministers Association, and Bakersville Masonic Lodge #357 AF&AM.
Survivors include: his wife Betty Edna Sheets, of the home, three daughters; Lisa Sheets, of Elizabethton, TN, Dottie Parker, of Spruce Pine, NC, and Sandra Tipton (Rusty), of Bakersville, NC, three sisters; Martha B. Phillips, of Bakersville, NC, Betty Lingerfelt, of Bakersville, NC, and Margaret Wise, of Spruce Pine, NC, five grandchildren; Tony Parker, Tara Hansen, Jessica Martin, Whitney Tipton, and Luke Tipton, one great grandchild; Caleb Hansen, and his faithful companion "Bella".
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by: five brothers and five sisters.
The family will receive friends Monday, May 6, 2019 beginning at 6:00PM in Henline - Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:00Noon in Roans Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with John Stockton, Charlie Trivette, and Norman Lovelace officiating. Interment will follow the service at Fork Mountain Cemetery with Bakersville Masonic Lodge #357AF&AM conducting Graveside Masonic Rites.
Henline - Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Sheets family.