Mystery solved ~ Jesse David Lewallen's wife Monnie

Debbie Garrett - Aug 8, 2008

I have found that Jesse David Lewallen's wife Monnie was in fact my Dad's ( Burnard Jackson Jones, Sr. ) 2nd wife.   Through S.S.D.I., obituaries and an online tree has confirmed it.

 I still do not have the marriage date and location for Monnie & my Dad. But here are the facts.

another note - I believe Monnie & J.H. Hooper had divorced at some point. As Monnie married my Dad some time between 1962 ( Dad's last daughter was born by 1st wife ) and October 29, 1970 ( divorce decree in Clarke County, Georgia ).   A J.H. Hooper in Madison County cemetery book lists his death as 1979. I am now guessing marriage for Monnie & my Dad will be in either Madison, Clarke or Banks County, Georgia.   Hopefully it will be in Banks as Madison will not allow you to view marriage records, and I know nothing about Clarke County courthouse.

Feb. 17, 1925-June 23, 2002
Monnie Jordan Lewallen, 77, of 1422 Sheeppasture, Commerce, died Sunday at Crystal Springs Nursing Home.
     She was born in Madison County and was the daughter of the late Mary (Cheek) Jordan and James Jordan. She was preceded in death by her first husband, J.H. Hooper, and her second husband, Jessie David Lewallen. She was a homemaker and was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church.
     Survivors include her daughters, Martha Jordan, Athens, Hilda Massey, Commerce; brothers, Allan Jordan, Ila, Heyward Jordan, Winter Park, Fla.; sister, Berma Sue Smith, Danielsville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
     The family received friends Monday at the funeral home. The family is also at the residence of Hilda Massey, 1422 Sheeppasture Road, Commerce.
   Funeral services are scheduled for 5 p.m. , in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home. The Rev. Vaughn Howington will officiate. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, Georgia

Retired carpenter
COMMERCE - Jesse David Lewallen, 84, died Sunday, October 17, 1999, at Crystle Springs Nursing Home.
A native of Franklin County, Mr. Lewallen was born March 14, 1915. He was a son of the late William Russell and Lula Segars Lewallen.
Mr. Lewallen was a retired carpenter and was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Evans Lewallen.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 19, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. Brad Wilson, Vaughn Howington Jr. and Henry Webb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Keith Seagraves, Wesley Jordan, Kenny Lee, William Lewallen, Chuck Bray, Master Mitchell Lee, John Thomas Stevens and Lester Stevens served as pallbearers. Members of the staff of Crystle Springs Nursing Home served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Monnie Hooper Lewallen; two step-daughters, Martha Jordan, Athens, and Hilda Massey, Commerce; three brothers, J.T. Lewallen, Clarkesville, Major Lewallen, Commerce, and William Russell Lewallen, Homer; two sisters, Mary Howington, Monroe, and Izora Stevens, Commerce; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, October 20, 1999

Ancestry. com S.S.D.I.
Name: Monnie R. Lewallen
SSN: 245-22-0426  
Last Residence: 30529   Commerce, Jackson, Georgia, United States of America
Born: 17 Feb 1925
Died: 24 Jun 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951 )

Then finally last a family tree that lists Monnie Lewallen as Monti Ray Jordan.

Billie Harris - Aug 8, 2008

Way to go, Debbie ! ! !   You're answering your own questions.   Keep it up.   There are plenty of other unsolved questions on here, maybe not on your line but certainly on others.

If you find the marriage record, by all means let us know.

Debbie Garrett - Aug 8, 2008

Thanks ! I plan to keep digging on all the lines. Oddly, this time I wasn't working on my Dad's side. So it turns up my Dad was married to a women who married into the Lewallen family that was connected to my Mom's side. I just called and told her and she was surprised. She too didn't know any information on Monnie, other than she was a previous wife. I just LOVE doing genealogy finding the missing pieces to the larger puzzle !