Jessie B. Myers Jr.

Published 9:53 am Friday, September 16, 2022

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WILSON, NC – Jessie Bernard Myers, Jr., born October 24,1933 in Windsor, NC, died peacefully in his home in Wilson, NC, surrounded by his family on September 14, 2022.

Jessie, known as JB by his friends and as Pop by his family, was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Joyce Ann Burton Myers. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Bernard Myers, Sr. and Doris Cowan Myers; and two sisters, Jean Myers Lovette, and Ann Myers Phelps.

JB was a loving and devoted father to four children, Richard Myers “Ricky” (Debbie), Gerald Myers (Loretta), Susan Myers (Sheila), and Kimsey Myers (Michelle). He has six grandchildren, Brad Myers (Julia), Taylor Baker (Dustin), Matthew Myers (Jennifer), Melinda Myers (Chad), Cameron Myers-Milne, and Logan Myers. His great grandchildren are Kelsea, Rhys, and Callum Myers; Mason and Lena Chisholm; Rylie and Madeline Baker; Mason Palazzolo; and Eisley Myers. JB’s soon-to-be tenth great grandchild and his namesake is due to be born in November. In addition, he was also fortunate to be considered a grandfather to Grace Bradley of Wilson. JB leaves behind his faithful four-legged companion, Maggie, a Great Dane who went with him everywhere.

JB served in the Army National Guard in the late 1960s. He resided in Ahoskie, NC, all of his life until 2017 when he moved to Wilson to live with his daughter, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. During his long working life, he managed multiple businesses where he formed lifelong friendships. He loved his customers and his work family, especially at Jernigan Oil Company. Everyone who knew JB loved and adored him. No matter who you were, you were going to get a big hug.

JB lived out his retirement years fishing, “wetting a hook”, and attending local sporting events, every competition at Barton College, and some professional sporting events. He also enjoyed traveling around the US and even took a trip to Wales, England, and the Bahamas. JB especially loved spending time with his family at the beach and the river.

The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. Keith Leero with Wilson Oncology, everyone at Wilson Medical Center, and Hospice of Wilson for all their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Open Arms Church, 1418 NC 461, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or to The Alzheimer’s Association (a cause dear to his heart) 225 North Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

A Memorial Service for JB will be at Open Arms Church on Sunday, September 25th at 2 pm. The family will receive visitors starting at 1:00 pm.