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Obituary: Jemison, James “Jimmy Jay”, And Donette Lee

Tue., Oct. 1, 2013

JEMISON, James “Jimmy Jay” and Donette Lee James “Jimmy Jay” Jemison, was born Dec. 6, 1936 in Cincinnati, OH; and Donette Lee Jemison was born Sept. 30, 1955 in Newport, KY.

They walked together in heaven on Sept. 24, 2013.

They are survived by his children: Ron, Tamara and John; and her son, Tim Bertsche; her six sisters and brothers, and their dog Socks.

During their ten years in Idaho, they had been active in Real Life Ministries and Stateline Speedway.

He was a long-time motor racing enthusiast and racer.

Donette was a very loving sister, mother, and grandmother.

A joint memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday October 2, 2013 at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls.

Bell Tower Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.

Please visit their online memorials at


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