Jessie Oakley was born December 2, 1917 in Hedley, Texas to Lon McQueen and Florence Warnecke. She was raised and attended school in Memphis, Texas. She came with her husband and oldest son to California in 1940. She and Vernon owned and operated Lindsay Floral Shop for 50 plus years. And they knew almost everyone in town. They also owned Porterville Floral for many years. Jessie loved being creative and bringing joy to others through her work. She enjoyed reading, antiques and collecting Carnival Glass. She also loved being with her family and especially her grandchildren. Jessie survived Covid -19 in 2020 as well. She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Oakley, son Conroy Oakley, granddaughter Sabrina Oakley and 11 siblings. She is survived by her son Ron Oakley, daughter Delores Lapadula, sister Francis Brinkley, her grandchildren Vernon Clower, Kevin Clower, Randy Clower and Brent Oakley and numerous other relatives and friends.
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