Jessie Leona McDonald Averitt

Celebration of Life services for Mrs. Jessie Leona McDonald Averitt, 97, of Livingston, will be conducted at a later date.

Mrs. Leona passed from this life Thursday afternoon, December 31, 2020, from Livingston Regional Hospital.

A 1941 high school graduate, then receiving her Associates Degree, Leona taught school in her younger years.

A member of the First Christian Church in Livingston, Leona enjoyed being a Community Volunteer Worker for many years.

Born July 14, 1923, in the Alpine Community of Overton County, she was the daughter of the late John Allen and Myrtle Smith McDonald.

In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Averitt; a brother, Charles McDonald; and three sisters, Clara McDonald, Lou Ann McDonald, and Louise White.

Leona leaves behind a daughter, Peggy Endicott of Knoxville; a son, Ricky Averitt of Livingston; and a granddaughter, Bethany Endicott-Phier of Livingston.

Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)