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Jessie Gwendolyn Chapman Roe


February 27, 2017

Jessie Gwendolyn Chapman Roe

Jessie Gwendolyn Chapman Roe, of Pisgah Forest, died at home Feb. 22, 2017, at 9:40 p.m., with family at her side.

She was born in Kenova, W.Va. Aug. 16, 1926, and was 90 years young.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gwinn Brothers Chapman and Chloe Maynard Chapman Kelly; a brother, Garfield Isaac Chapman; two sons, John Garfield Roe, of Dunlap, Tenn. and Christopher Mark Roe, of Brevard; a grandson, Duane Jeffrey "Jeff" Roe, of Dunlap; and a son-in law, Richard Dahl Bazley, of Brevard.

She is survived by her husband of 74 plus years, Charles Thomas Roe, of Pisgah Forest; two sons, Charles Gwinn Roe (Michelle), of Costa Mesa, Calif., Thomas Scott Roe, of Pisgah Forest; one daughter, Billie Pamelia Roe Moss Bazley, of Brevard; a daughter-in-law, Shelia Ann Harwood Roe, of Dunlap; one sister, Billie Mae Chapman Lavender Hawkins, of Hendersonville; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She met her husband, Charles, in Michigan and they were married Oct. 23, 1942 in Roswell, Ga. Over the course of the years, she was a stay at home Mom, an airplane factory worker during World War II and also worked at the USO in Oceanside, Calif. during that time, while Charles was in the Marines.

She worked the assembly line at Dodge Main in Michigan after World War II, a shirt factory in Pikeville, Tenn. in the early 1960s, a uniform factory and the assembly line for McCullough chainsaws in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Her hobbies were playing the violin (since the age of seven), line and square dancing, quilting and reading.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in the Moody-Connolly Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial was in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory cared for the family.


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