Mr. Jesse Lee Tufts

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Mr. Jesse Lee Tufts, 78, passed away on January 14, 2023. Jesse was born on July 24, 1944 in Monticello, GA to Arthur Lee and Emma Tufts.

Jesse was a 1963 graduate of Mansfield Senior High; he served in the U.S. Army; worked at Peabody Barns for 22 years and retired from Mansfield Correctional Institute after 20 years.

He loved watching baseball, basketball, and football; especially The Guardians and The Cavaliers.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; son, Demetrius Tufts; brothers, Grady Tufts and Eddie Tufts; sisters Dorothy “Dot” Tufts and Patricia Linzy and 3 grandchildren.

Jesse is survived by his wife Phyllis Joyce Tufts; children, Mark (Keitha)Tufts, Keith (Kimberly) Allen, Twyla (Chris) Walton and Khristian Jones; brothers Ronnie (Carol) Remblert and Terrance Nevius; sisters, Mary (Mark) Hairston and Gloria (June) Baines-Tufts; stepchildren, Trina Alexander and Sylvanious L. (Kim) Roane Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Saturday, January 21, 2023 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). Interment at Mansfield Memorial Park.


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Condolence Messages

  1. DZaiyah And DZhanie Walton (grandchildren)

    We Love you Papa, we miss you already

  2. To the family you have my deepest condolences

  3. Phyllis & Mark
    My Condolences to You and Family.
    May the Lord give You strength during this difficult time.

    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms Family

  4. May the Family experience the Comfort and Peace that they need during this difficult period.

  5. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Mary Jo. Simmons and family
    LOVE ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray


  7. Very sorry to hear this. Jesse was always so nice and easy to get along with I’ll miss him. Rest in peace.

  8. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My heartfelt sympathy to Phyllis, Mark and the Tufts family in the loss of your love one. My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May God bless and keep you in this time of sorrow.

  9. Heartfelt condolences and prayers extended to the entire Tufts family and friends. We pray that in the days to come, all your precious memories will lighten and brighten your hearts.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  10. Terry and Kay Chambry

    Prayers for the family

  11. Tony and Tony Lee

    So sorry for your loss Phyllis May God Blessed and give you comfort in your time of bereavement. Praying for for you and family. Mr & Mrs Tony Lee

  12. OMG.This is too much. I am so sorry for your loss.He was a wonderful person you ever want to meet. I know his whole family.So sweetheart I am praying for you and your family.So Rest In Heaven.Amen and Amen and Amen Again

  13. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to the Tufts family.

  14. My condolences to the Tufts Family. We are here for all of you if you need us. Our family feel your hurt and pain, Jesse and my father were best of friends, this is hard on us as well. Rest well Jesse you will be missed. Love & Prayers Valeria Delk & Family

  15. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Catchings

    To the Tufts and Walton family. May God guide you threw these tuff times. Praying for a Miracle. Cause God is certainly able. Remember the good times. He has No more pain.

  16. Sending my condolences to my sister grandfather; Mr. Tufts. Keeping my thoughts and prayers with family during this sentimental time

  17. The Petty Family

    Sending our love and prayers to Twyla and the Tufts family! Mr Jesse Tufts will forever be in our hearts! Love always The Petty Family

  18. To Phyllis and the Tufts family. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you as you go through this difficult time!


  20. Rev Dr Richard Hoard

    Extending our most sincere condolences to the Tufts family.
    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

  21. Patricia G Harris

    To The Tufts family,. With deep sympathy for your loss. Although we didn’t keep in touch, whenever we ran into each other, Jesse seemed to be the same sweet person I knew in my youth. We grieve with you. Agape

  22. Sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers for you all.

  23. So very sorry for the loss of such a nice man; he was always very helpful on the job. He will be missed, Praying for the family.

  24. To the family of Jesse Lee Tufts,
    Phyllis, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult and trying time. Jesse was one of the “Tombstone Territory” or “Bowman Street” people who we all grew up with out on the Northend. He surely will be missed! Take comfort that he is with our Lord and Savior and he is alright now! Take care!
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

  25. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  26. I am so sorry to hear of Jesse’s passing. I worked with him for many years. He was always so nice and helpful. May God hold you closely in his comforting arms during this time and always!

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