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Mr. Jesse Lee Tufts

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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