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Jesse W. Colbert, Jr.

July 9, 1930 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Jesse W. Colbert Jr. was born on July 9, 1930, to Jesse Sr. and Jennie in Moultrie Georgia. He grew up farming and worked for the public-school bus system before heading north to seek better opportunities. In 1950 he started working for Theresa Freedman and Sons in the manufacturing industry. He also worked for Pathmark supermarket for over 35 years.

 

 Jesse was an extremely hard worker, dedicated and determined to provide for his family and give them the life they deserved. Jesse met the love of his life Queen Esther, while receiving his education in the Georgia public school system.  Jesse and Queen were blessed with 53 loving years of marriage until her death in 2001.  Their union blessed them with 7 children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.

 

 Jesse loved all things family, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren with family celebrations and gatherings. He had a passion for horses, he used to love to attend horse racing and playing cards with the family. Holidays and birthdays were special to him because he knew all the kids and the grands would come over to the house to celebrate. To know Jesse was to love Jesse, he made many friends throughout his life, and he will be missed. 

 

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Jesse, 91, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully with his children by his side.  He leaves legacy of 4 daughters, Cathy Ann, Joyce Ann, Lesa Rose, and Regina Marie, and son Ronnie; grand-children, great grandchildren and great, great, grand-children; and a host of nieces and nephews.  His loving wife Queen Esther and 2 older sons Willie James and Albert Lee preceded him in death.

 

Submitted With Love,

The Family

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Services

Viewing
Friday
April 8, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bruce R. Hawkins Funeral Home
6828 OLD YORK RD
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania 19126-2844

Celebration of Life
Friday
April 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Bruce R. Hawkins Funeral Home
6828 OLD YORK RD
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania 19126-2844

Interment

Fairview Cemetery
1511 Twining Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

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