Cora Lou Jessen, age 80, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at her home in Burleson, Texas, surrounded by her loving family.

Graveside Services were 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with Reverend Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating.

Cora was born on Feb. 11, 1936, in Clovis, New Mexico. She was a seamstress and she loved making beautiful quilts.

Preceding Cora in death were her husband, Fred Jessen; and sisters, Jan Hibben and Blanche Edwards.

Survivors include her brother, Pat Vinson and wife, June; sister, Mary Thomas; brother, John Vinson and wife, Jeannie; sister, Dorothy Shumacher and husband, Gene; brother, Bob Vinson; son, Terry Edwards and wife, Robin; daughter, Sherry Henry and husband, John; daughters, Carla Woodson, and Sonya Ruiz and husband, Ruben; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign the guest registry at

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
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