She was preceded in death by her parents, Judson and Ruby Gilbert, husband, Willie James Summerhill, and her sister, Cornelia Cherry.
Jessie Summerhill was a lifelong member of Galilee M.B. Church in Florence where her service will be held today at noon. She will be placed in church at 11 a.m.
She is survived by a loving brother, William (Dorothy) Gilbert, and leaves to cherish her memories eight children, Howard (Richetta) Summerhill, Acworth, Georgia, Cynthia Summerhill, Alabaster, Alabama, Sheryl Godbey, Karen West, and Jerald Summerhill, all of Florence, Alabama, Jimmie (Denise) Summerhill, Chesapeake, Virginia, and Clifton Summerhill and Clinton Summerhill, Huntsville, Alabama. She is also survived by 21 special and loving grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and great friends.
A family visitation was held on Wednesday, March 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Saints Funeral Home, 501 Broad Street, Sheffield, Alabama.