Jesse Means

March 2, 1947 - March 13, 2022

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Jesse Means

Our final goodbyes to our Father; Grandfather; Great Grandfather; Brother; Uncle; and Friend.

On March 2nd 1947, in Eutaw, Alabama, Emma Lou Hardy and Wilbert Means became the parents of their second son Jesse Gene Means. Jesse was one of 6 children.

He departed his earthly life on Sunday March 13th 2022, in Lockport, NY quietly at home.

Preceding in death, parents: Emma Lou Hardy and Wilbert Means; siblings: Wilma Means; Ruthie Mae Means; Harvey Means; and late wife Marlene Means.

His early years he recalled spending time with his siblings and sitting under the tree watching mama work.

In his young adult years he decided to journey north to New York while working as a cross country truck driver where he met and married Cassandra Cater, with whom they were blessed with three (3) children.

He later met and married Marlene Nix with whom he was blessed with 2 more children.

Jesse loved animals; dogs particularly. He would spend some part of his day feeding any animals that crossed his path.  He also enjoyed spending time watching old movies.

Jesse leaves his legacy to loving memories to: children:  sons: Kenneth Means, daughters: Tonyetta Means, Shannon Johns, Maya Means, Mariana Means. An extended generation of fourteen (14 ) grandchildren and two (2) Great-grandchildren. Siblings: Mary Helen Means and Quintella Jones and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may call from 11 AM - 12 PM Saturday at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street. Private services were held.


  1. LAKISHA JONES-GILL on March 24, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Rest in Peace uncle Bo! You will be forever missed by your Alabama family. Your last 2 sisters (Quint and Helen) are very saddened at your demise and even more saddened that they were both unable to say their final goodbyes to you. Forever in our hearts, The Means, Jones, and Storey Family Eutaw, Alabama.

  2. Douglas Fitch on April 24, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Jesse’ family and friends. I worked with Jesse at Fmc corperation in Middleport. He was a solid guy and we’ll liked by his coworkers. I used to see him in Lockport mostly at the otb from time to time and enjoyed talking with him. He will be sadly missed and in my thoughts.

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