Jessie P. Core, 96, of Port St. Joe passed away Monday, July 2.

She was born in Marianna, Florida, to Bunk B. Porter and Littie Frances Porter on August 16, 1921.

She moved to Port St. Joe where she met and married her husband, John W. Core, on January 15 ,1949, in Perry, Georgia.

She worked as a receptionist for Dr. Joe Hendrix and later Dr. Wayne Hendrix until her retirement at age 80. She was a long-time member of Long Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Core; sisters, Patsy Pyles, Maude Pledger, and Eva Nell Porter; and brothers, Sam Porter and Buddy Porter.

She is survived by her daughter, Kitty Morales (Joe) and son, Lowell Core, both of Port St. Joe; grandsons, Erradame ("Papo") Morales of Louisville, Kentucky, and Francisco ("Andre") Morales and wife, Jennifer Lincoln, of Lehi, Utah; great-grandchildren, Lachlan and Freyja Lincoln Morales also of Lehi; sister, Myrthel Boggs of Marianna; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Faith, Hope, and Love Sunday School class of Long Avenue Baptist Church.

Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. EDT at the Pavillion at Holly Hill Cemetery

in Port St. Joe, conducted by Rev Dave Fernandez. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Long Ave Baptist Church Gideon Bibles, 1601 Long Ave, Port St. Joe FL 32456.

All services will be under the direction of Southerland Family Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy

may be viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com