Dr. Jessie Furlow Passes

By: Marise Estime
By: Marise Estime

An angel who cared for others even when she was quite ill herself; Dr. Jessie Furlow passed away Saturday after a long fight with lung disease.

Dr. Jessie Furlow was a pillar in the Gadsden community, a woman who spent years treating indigent patients, sometimes at little or no cost.

"I remember she would take care of people even if they didn't have money they would pay her in fish, chicken doing her yard, she loved the atmosphere of being in a small town doctor,” shares Furlow’s sister, Katherine Clemmons.

This small town doctor with a heart of gold passed away Saturday morning, leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

"I believe that she was sent here by God on a mission to improve the health of the citizens in that community and she has done that over they years,” says Rep. Curtis Richardson.

But Furlow did more than practice medicine, even though she was ill herself she spent countless hours helping build habitat homes and worked in various charitable organizations.

"She's a people person. You can say anybody you could help she was working to do so and she just loved people,” Georgia Gragg, Furlow's sister says.

"She was just so loved. I know that heaven is rejoicing today, but Gadsden County and indeed the entire world lost a lovely, person in Jessie Furlow,” adds Jerry Wynn.

Furlow is being remembered as a dedicated doctor and the poor who always put the needs of her patients above her own.

Dr. Furlow was 57-years-old. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the National Guard Armory in Quincy.

The Bradwell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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