Jayne Gillett


Jayne Sossamon Gillett, 66, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, Nov. 28, 2021, after a period of declining health.

A native and a lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Boyd Sr. and Nancy Allison Sossamon.

A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by her brother, Boyd (Lynda) Sossamon Jr, of Sylva; son, Josh (Tabatha) Gillett of Sylva; daughter, Amy (Ernie) Scherman of Sylva; granddaughters, Layla, Autumn (Jake) Porter, Lyndsay; grandson, Brody (Kenzie); great-grandchildren, Sophia, Clayton.

Funeral services will be held at noon today (Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021) in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Ernie Jamison officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Keener Cemetery.