Carolyn "Jeannie" Glisson

Carolyn “Jeannie” Glisson, 78, of Metter passed away early Friday morning, September 18, 2020, at her home under the loving care of her family and Ogeechee Area Hospice.

Born on June 18, 1942, in Toombs County to Julius and Nettie Vann, Jeannie called many different cities home before retiring to Metter, Georgia, with her husband in 1994. She was a member of Excelsior Baptist Church, a lover of flowers and gardening, and a fan of the Atlanta Braves & Georgia Bulldogs. Jeannie was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, and Nana; she loved her family with all her heart and looked forward to their visits and calls most of all.

She is preceded in death by her parents Julius and Nettie Vann; her newborn daughter Terry Garrison; and her stepdaughter Jill McLane.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Lee Glisson of Metter; her daughter Sherrie Harkleroad (Allen) of Statesboro; son Scott Glisson (Robyn) of Brunswick; stepsons Lee Bernardi of Spokane and Dan Glisson of Spokane; brother Hugh Vann (Joan) of St. Simons Island; sister Linda Dowdy of Brunswick; grandchildren Daniel Glisson, Brittney Lewis, Rachel Underwood, Summer Glisson, Carlee Glisson, Abbee Glisson, Jordan McLane, Justin McLane, and Kendra Stolle; 8 great-grandchildren including Jackson Underwood, Mason Lewis, and Chandler Lewis; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00pm Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Excelsior Baptist Church.

The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 2:00pm, prior to the service.

A private interment will be held at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.


Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, Metter is in charge of the arrangements.