Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Mai Flatt Chaffin, 86, of
Cookeville, Tennessee,  will  be  held  at  11 A.M.  on  Tuesday,
January  17,  2012,  at  Anderson - Upper  Cumberland Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery  in
Cookeville, TN.

The  family  will  receive  friends on Monday from 5  P.M. – 9 P.
M., and Tuesday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

She  passed  away  on  Saturday, January  14, 2012, after a
brief illness. Mrs. Chaffin was  born  June  24, 1925, in  Jackson
County, TN, to the late Henry F. and Delia Flatt. She grew up in
Jackson County and attended Jackson County High School. On
May  9, 1942, she  married  the  love   of   her  life,
Kenneth C.
Chaffin
of Putnam County.

While her husband was in the service in  World  War  II,  she
lived and worked in Oak Ridge, TN, doing clerical  work  for  the
Manhattan Project. After her husband came home from the war,
they moved to Detroit, MI, in 1945. While there,  she  worked  at
several  types  of  jobs  until  their  first  son was born. She then
took  a  long  hiatus  from  working  while she raised their son in
love and faith.

She  returned  to  the  work  world to eventually enjoy a very
successful career in retail jewelry. She  served  several  firms in
Detroit  and  Muskegon,  MI, the  Chicago  suburbs,  and  finally
Mobile, AL, while her husband was transferred from  job  to  job.
The only other love  of  her  life,  besides  her  devotion  to  her
family,  was  her  devotion  to  Christ.  She  served as a Sunday
school  teacher,  women’s  teacher,  and  elder’s  wife  for  over
three decades. Her current membership  was  with  the  College
Side Church of Christ. She commented many times in  the  later
years of her life, that she couldn’t imagine a more wonderful life
and family and felt truly blessed.

She was preceded  in  death  by  her  
Husband: Kenneth C.
Chaffin of Cookeville, TN; and
10 Brothers and Sisters.

Survivors  include  1  Son: Kenneth  D.  Chaffin and his wife,
Jannie, of Wake Forest, NC;
2  Grandchildren: Steven Chaffin
and his wife, Laura, of Wake Forest, NC,  and  Bethany Lindsey
and her husband, Ted,   of   Murfreesboro,   TN;   
3   Precious
Great-Grandchildren:
Brandon,  Jacob,  and Caleb Chaffin; 2
Sisters:    
Edna  Roberts   of   Gainesboro,   TN,    and    Marie
Hershberger of Warren, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her  son  would  like to  thank many people who have helped
care for her at the Upper Cumberland Christian Homes  and her
numerous  nieces and nephews, who  have  watched  over  her.
The  family  would  also like to thank the staff and doctors of the
Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Bro. Kenneth D. Chaffin will officiate at the services.

In   lieu   of   flowers,  memorial  donations  may  be  made   to
Timothy Hill Children's Ranch in Riverhead, N.Y.
© 2012 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home