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Jarrett, Jimmie L.

Jimmie Len Jarrett departed this life on February 6, 2013 at the Park Place Nursing Home in Hyde Park after a long illness.  The Lord sent down his angels to bring Jimmie home.  Jimmie was born May 2, 1929 in Brownsville, Tennessee.  He was the fifth child of the thirteen born to J.W. Jarrett Sr. and Lucy Bond Jarrett.  His parents, two sisters, five brothers, and his daughters, Len Marie and Jasmine Len, preceded him in death.  Jimmie professed a hope in Christ at an early age at the Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church in Brownsville, Tennessee.  He attended and graduated from the school system in Brownsville and went on to the Long Island Trade School on Long Island, New York, where he pursued his career and became a licensed contractor and entreprenuer with JJ General General Contractor, Real Estate, and Woodrow Variety Stores.  Jimmie enjoyed gardening, building, creating beautiful crafts, playing the guitar, and singing the blues.  He was a man of many skills and talents.  Mostly, he adored his wife and family.  He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Bettye Williams Jarrett; his daughter, Mariah Williams of Boston; his sons, Jerome Jarrett of Cape Cod, and Jimmie Len Jarrett Jr. of Portland, Oregon; his brothers, Willie D. Jarrett, and his wife Mabel, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Frank Jarrett of Decatur, Illinois; his sisters, Marie Minor, and her husband C.L., Vertie Hyder, and her husband Frank,  and Lucy B. Johnson, all of Decatur, Illinos; his brothers-in-law, Jessie L. Mann of Brownsville, Tennessee, and Anthony Williams of Boston; his sisters-in-law Barbara Jarrett of Decatur, Illinois, D’Jaris Williams of Hawthorne, California, and Cynthia Williams of Blackwood, New Jersey; six grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday at 11 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale followed by interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.  Jimmie’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of both the Mass General Hospital and of Park Place Nursing Home for all their care and concern.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jerome L Jarrett. I Miss You Daddy.
    February 26th, 2013 | 2:18 pm

    Daddy. You are missed more than you know. We will see each other again. Thank You for being a great Dad and Great Father. I Love You Daddy.

  2. November 23rd, 2014 | 7:58 pm

    I know you didnt know me and I didnt know you….or anyone on ny dads side of the family for that matter, but out of curiosity I searched my name trying to find my family and you popped up. Aparenty your my grandfather, and although I dont know my dad(your son Jerome) reading this about you helped me learn a lot of where I came from. I always wondered why I wasso musically inclined. I play the guitar and make music just like you. I wish I would have gotten to meet you and spend time. Its such a mixed emotion to finally find some family but its too late because your gone 🙁 I pray that your in heaven watchin over me, it would be nice to have you in my life. Its better late then never.

  3. Lorraine Glynn
    April 16th, 2015 | 4:25 pm

    Very sorry to hear of this news love to you and all family

  4. Pastor Saint Kevin Jarrett
    January 29th, 2016 | 6:54 pm

    It is a blessing to know that Dad knew the Lord early in life. Perhaps we will see each other in heaven. Praying for the family that I know and the family that I never meant. Blessings. On Facebook as Kevin Jarrett of Boston Ma.

  5. Mariah Williams
    November 7th, 2016 | 7:53 pm

    Dear daddy,I miss u sooo much. Ty for coming to c me. Can’t w8 to talk to u again. Till then. R.I.P

  6. Stephanie Kye
    May 1st, 2021 | 5:45 pm

    Although my family has never met you, you would have been my little sister’s grandfather. Her father, was your son Jimmie Len Jarrett Jr. He had a daughter named Hanuni with my mother, she was born on March 22nd, 1994. It’s been four years since we’ve seen her, but looking at your picture, I see my sister’s face. We all miss her so much and pray for the day when we will see her again. I wish she would have been able to meet you, and her father who unfortunately passed away in 2005. Reading this brings so much joy to my heart that on the other side of my sister’s family she would have been connected to so many people, what a beautiful obituary of a man gone too soon. Your granddaughter was also very musically inclined, and talented. I pray for the day when we shall see her again. God bless this family. Feel free to reach out, I would love to connect with anyone who is willing. God bless ❤️

  7. Earl jarrett
    November 17th, 2021 | 11:06 pm

    I too wish I knew my family (Uncle Jimmie L. Jarrett) I met him only once (at his mother’s funeral (Mamma Lucy Bond Jarrett). I am the oldest son of his brother Willie D Jarrett. Although I didn’t know Uncle Jimmie in a personal way. I heard of him often as I grew up in Haywood County TN. His father (my grandfather) was so proud of Uncle Jimmie. You could hear it in his voice as he spoke of him. I too would love to communicate with any of Uncle Jimmie’s children, if grand children. I’m on FB as Earl Jarrett in San Antonio TX. Kevin, I looked for you, but not sure how to narrow the search to Boston. I thinking if it is meant to happen, it will. Likewise, to Stephanie Kye. I would love to converse with you if you are willing. Blessings to all my extended family. I love each of you,

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