Gloria Dean (Stringer) Jett

July 3, 1932 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 89) 89 Years Old


GLORIA DEAN JETT, 89, of Brighton, TN (formerly of Lewisport, KY) passed away due to complications from COVID-19 on September 4, 2021 in Jackson, TN. She was sad to leave her family but looked forward to holding her friend Jesus's hand and reuniting with loved ones she had long missed.

Gloria was born on July 3, 1932 in Semiway, KY to the late Elzie and Thelma (Shelton) Stringer, and was a member of Crosspointe Baptist Church in Millington, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband Raphael Jett; daughter Paula White, of Lewisport, KY; brothers Chester and James; and sisters Dorothy Hill and Edith Rich.

She leaves behind a legacy of love, caring, and good humor that will live on in those who survive her. Those whose hearts are saddened by her passing include husband Barton Simmons; sons Steven (Kathleen) Jett, of Memphis, TN, and Kenneth Jett, of Gainesville, FL; daughter Mary (Tim) Burk of Hawesville; son-in-law Roy White; sister-in-law Ida Stringer; grandchildren Erin Beth (Jake) Hardy, John Ryan White, Christopher (Bobbi) Scott, Laura Elder, Rachel (Matthew) Ware, Bryce (Isabelle) Jett, Daniel (Sarah) White, Sarah (Kadin) Rasor, Patrick Burk, Joseph Burk, and Lauren Burk; nineteen great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A private family service will be held, courtesy of Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Lewisport. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of West Tennessee or another non-profit charitable organization. Online condolences may be left for Gloria at

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Private Services

Lewisport Cemetery
4th St.
Lewisport, KY 42351


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