On a sunny Tuesday, May 16, 1933, in Rayford, Texas, a
beautiful smiling daughter, Jessie Lee Pierson was born to
Tommy Jessie and Olevia Baltrip Pierson. She was their third
Rev. R. V. Shrubbs baptized Jessie Lee at Falvey Memorial
Baptist Church at an early age.
Jessie Lee was born with a purpose to serve the Lord at all
She attended public grade school and graduated from Booker
T. Washington High School in Conroe, TX in 1951.
Jessie Lee pursued a nursing degree at Prairie View A&M
University. As a registered nurse she worked in various school
districts serving as a school nurse.
Everyone knew Mrs. Jessie Lee as she traveled to schools in and
around Conroe, Tamina, and the southeast Texas school
districts taking care of as many students as possible.
She had two sons, Charles Ray Pierson and Stanley Kay Pierson,
whom she adored and raised to be honorable and respected
She later met and married on August 26, 1963, James Louis
DeWalt affectionately known as Coach/Big Jim. He preceded
her in death.
Also preceding her in death are her parents, Tommie Jessie and
Olevia (Sugar) Pierson and siblings: Mrs. Katherine Morgan,
Mrs. Ollie Mae Rhodes, Mrs. Meredith M. Johnson, Charles
Edward Pierson, Mrs. Lillie Pearl Hardin, Mrs. Frankie Dean
Yates, Claudie Ann Pierson, Mr. Carvin Pierson, Mr. Tommy
Leaving behind to cherish this wonderful soul’s memories are;
Charles Ray (Donna), Stanley K., and a host of loving
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and friends.