Jessie Lou Patton-Thompson was born December 7, 1900 in Fort Deposit, Alabama. She began cooking at age seven and baked up a good life; including working as a school cook for 42 years! Mrs. Jessie was known for the love she put into her mouth watering pies and cakes! Mrs. Jessie continued to cook and bake up until the age of 98, and lived to be 102. Her delicious legacy lives on through Mrs. Jessie's Sweet Potato Pies!