Jessie Mai Sisk


Jessie Mai Sisk, 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Waco, Texas.

Service Information: A celebration of Jessie’s life will be held at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Rd. in Waco, on Saturday, August 21st at 1 p.m.Click here for the Live Stream

Jessie was born July 11, 1926 in Lexington, Kentucky to Margaret (Houston) Sisk and Charles Clayborne Sisk. She was raised in Kentucky and Florida and majored in nursing in college. She spent most of her career as an RN working at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, caring for premature babies in the specialty nursery. She also served her country in the Army Reserve, achieving the rank of Colonel before her separation from service. After retirement to Mississippi, she enjoyed traveling the United States, spending time with family, and pursuing the lapidary arts.

Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Martha Baisden and Twila Nall; her brother, Houston Sisk; a nephew, Ben Hensley; a niece, Lois Reid; and her long-time friend Margaret Johnston.

She is survived by nieces Dawn Rice and husband David, of Waco, TX, Dana Rogers of Lacy Lakeview, TX, Linda Sisk of Chicago, IL, and Twila Roos of Thornton, IL; nephews Charles Reid of Melbourne, FL, David Nall and wife Colleen of Lorena, TX, Doug Nall and wife Nancy of Waco, TX, and David Johnston and wife Karen of Bay Saint Louis, MS, as well as several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, and extended family in Texas and Mississippi. She will be remembered for her independence, unflappable nature, and dry sense of humor.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the giver’s choice.

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  1. Karen W Johnston

    our thoughts and prayers are with all of Jessie’s family. She will be greatly missed by all of us who were blessed to know her.

  2. Much love and prayers to her Texas family. I feel as though I know all of you through her words of kindness and love through the years. Jessie was much loved and will be greatly missed.

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