Jeanette Hussey Martindale, age 74, of Putnam, NC, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. 


A private graveside service will be held at the High Falls Wesleyan Church Cemetery, with the Reverend Roger Riffe officiating.  Due to the current health concerns there will be no public gatherings.


A native of Moore County, she was one of four children born to the late Burlin and Virginia Nall Hussey. Jeanette retired from the Moore County school system after 30 years of service. She loved genealogy and sharing the information she found with others.  Jeanette also enjoyed panning for gold. She was preceded in death by husband: Billy Martindale: children, Nathan, David, and Anna Dare; brother: Jack Hussey.


Jeanette is survived by daughter: Melissa M. Butler; grandson: William Layne Martindale, of Carthage;  sisters: Brenda Green and husband Luther, Joyce Hogan and husband Jimmie; sister-in law: Brenda Hussey and numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to: High Falls Wesleyan Church, 231 Phillips Road, Bennett, NC 27208.


Condolences may be made to


Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Martindale family.

Memories Timeline


  1. fly high cuz, no more pain, you’re Home, hold your loved one tight.. You earned your wings……, Jackie and Herb behave yourselves…..

  2. Jeanette and I go back a long way. We gave our hearts to the Lord early 70’s at an old fashioned revival meeting. We were close friends, even becoming neighbors at one point. She and Bill opened up their newly built home to accommodate our small church gathering. Jeanette would play the piano as we lifted our voices in praise. She also was my pianist when I’d sing specials for service. I have so many great remembrances of her. She was deep rooted in her faith. I will miss her yet for a little while but shall see her soon.
    Enjoy your children, my friend. They’ve waited on you long enough.
    I love you Melissa. She was genuinely proud of you.
    I love you Nett!

  3. Oh Melissa, I’m so sorry. I loved ❤️ that crazy woman ! We know where that sweet lady is and now she’s perfect ! Praying for strength and comfort for you. If I can do anything for you please let me know. I love you. Be safe.

  4. Melissa I am sorry about the passing of your mother. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers and thoughts in this difficult time.

  5. Dear Martindale family,
    I’d like to express my condolence and deep regrets for your loss and share where I found help at a time such as this when I lost my entire family to this enemy death. I found comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there we’ll see our love ones again at the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here one earth and we’re also told at ICorinthians15:54 that this enemy death will be gone forever. These scriptures along with help me cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I’ll see my love ones again and so can you.
    I wanted to share this with you now when comfort and hope is needed in hopes that this will help you also for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you’ll feel free to let me know if this helped in some way. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

  6. Brenda, Melissa and Family,
    I loved your mama Melissa and your sister Brenda. She was the sweetest lady ever. She took me under her wings when I was just starting at MCS in bookkeeping and I will never forget her teaching me how to key punch and taking me with you all Brenda to Carowinds when it first opened up. She as a very wise and patient woman.
    Bless you all!
    Cathy Mcrae

  7. Melissa I’m so sorry about Jeanette. She was a wonderful person and a beloved sister-in-law. I was always glad to be around her. She made me laugh.
    I love you Melissa.

  8. Brenda,
    I have many fond memories of Jeanette. She was one of my favorites at MCS. I will remember her as a caring, kind, and very smart lady. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Remember…..memories last forever. I send my love!

  9. I will always cherish the times Layne took me to spend time with Jeanette. I will always remember how kind, smart, and funny she was. She made me feel like I was a part of her family. Sending all of my love and prayers to the family during this time of loss.

  10. I will always remember the times Layne took me to visit Jeanette. She was always so kind, smart, and funny. She made me feel like I was part of the family. Sending all of my love and prayers out to the family during this difficult time.

  11. I am so so sorry to hear about Jeannette, she was a strong woman with a big smile and a big heart, always helping others.I know she has earned her wings and now is rejoicing in heaven with all the others gone before her,I will be praying for all the family may God give you peace and rest.

  12. To Jeanette’s family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jeanette was a wonderful person. I had the pleasure of knowing her from 1st grade through our high school graduation in 1964. She was very smart in school and very involved in school activities. We worked together on our senior annual and served together as class officers. In our senior year she served as President of the Beta Club, Student Council and Monogram Club. She was a star on our girls’ basketball team. She was my dance partner when we learned to square dance in grammar school. She was a special person and loved by all. I know that she will be missed by her family and friends. May fond memories of Jeanette bring you comfort during this hard time in your life.

  13. I am sorry for Jeanette’passing.i know one day we can do genealogy all day long. I know she is at home with those who went before.

  14. Melissa and family, Please know that Kim and I are grieved at your loss of Ms. Jeanette. She was always so kind and caring in regard to employees and children. She was always an encouragement to me as your teacher and coach and later as I became a principal. She is a great lady and will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. May God richly bless you. We love you. Bruce and Kim

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