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Jessica Mullendore Prosser

Jessica Mullendore Prosser, 86, of Martinsville, was called home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

She was born July 3, 1927, in Jamestown, Ky., to the late James B. and Nellie (Falkenburg) Ramsey.

She had moved to Martinsville only a couple of years ago with her daughter and son-in-law, living most of her life in Franklin.

In 1946, Jessica married Donal Lewis Mullendore; and to this union three children were born.

She worked alongside her husband in the family business during the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s as a secretary at the Franklin Flying Field. Jessica was a past member of the Trafalgar Lodge of Order of the Eastern Star and had served as grand matron and also was actively involved in the Trafalgar Rainbow Girls as a mother adviser for many years.

In 1978, she was tragically widowed as a result of a plane crash. In 1984, she married Morris Prosser; and he also preceded her in death in the late 1990s.

Jessica was an active member of The Crossing in Nineveh, where she was a prayer team member and Bible study enthusiast, hosting and leading years of home Bible study groups, and was a member of the Christian Women’s Foundation.

She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who loved the Lord. She enjoyed reading the Bible, sewing, cooking, baking bread, quilting and spending time with her family.

Along with her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Dean Mullendore in 1973; a stepson, Jerry Prosser; brothers, Gilbert, Joseph, Ralph, Jim, Fred and Curtis Ramsey; sisters, Alma McGee, Nell Jackson and Juanita Noel; and grandson, Glenn Walker.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandra (Bill) Willis of Martinsville and Donna Walker of Nevada; stepchildren, Gene (Carolyn) Prosser of Franklin and Linda (Doug) Doane of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Julie (Jay) Scott, Teresa (Nels) Bowen, Josh (Amy) Willis, Brooke (Mike) Ramirez and Brandy (Brandon) Ecker; 11 great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and great-stepgrandchildren.

The Rev. Paul Taylor will conduct a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Crossing, 8728 S. Nineveh Road, Nineveh. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Crossing Building Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center, Martinsville.

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