Lotta DuBos King Jett

October 3, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Lotta DuBos King Jett, 84, died October 3, 2021, at her home.

Lotta was born May 4, 1937 in Charleston, SC, daughter of John Palmer King and Lotta Eulalie Webb King.

Lotta graduated from Charleston High School and the College of Charleston where she received a B.S. in English. She would go on to teach English for a number of years at James Island High School and later at Myers Park High School. While living in Charleston, Lotta met her future husband, Dr. Harriman H. Jett, MD. They settled in Charlotte, where Lotta enjoyed a full life teaching, raising their daughters, traveling all over the world, including six of the seven continents, and volunteering for various organizations. She was a member of the Carolina Assembly, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, the Salvation Army Auxiliary and the Junior Leagues of Charlotte and Charleston. Lotta was an avid reader and a member of both book and bridge clubs. She loved water skiing, jet skiing and snow skiing which she continued to do until recent years. Above all, Lotta will be remembered for her nurturing, caring and kindness to everyone.

In addition to her parents, Lotta was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Anne Harding Smith. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Harriman Harding Jett, MD; twin daughters, Bevin deSaussure Jett of Charlotte and deLille Atherton Jett Anthony and her husband, Mark Lee Anthony, of Atlanta; son-in-law, Ben Pernia, of Charlotte; grandchildren, Hayden Jett Pernia, Lt. Isabel Rachel Pernia, Michener DuBos Anthony, Robert Harriman Anthony; brothers-in-law, William Starke Jett and Charles deSaussure Jett; and a number of beloved nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 9, 2021 in the Christ Church Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Harriman Harding Jett, MD and Lotta DuBos King Jett Science and Mathematics and Humanities Scholarships, c/o C of C Foundation, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Gra and Daphne Wagner

    We are so so sorry about your loss. ALWAYS you are in our prayers Harriman.

    Gra and Daphne Wagner

  • Chet and Elaine Gurski

    We will miss our dear friend, Lotta so very much. She was beautiful in so many ways. Lotta was bright, kind and generous, always looking to make someone happy. Our deepest sympathy to Harriman and family.

  • Marcia Kyzer Allen

    I am so sorry to read of Mrs. Jett's passing. She was my high school Senior English teacher at JIHS 1966-1967, where my father was the principal! Some of us just now are realizing that she was not that much older than us! She was amazing, and I never forgot her. Cherish your wonderful memories of a great lady.
    Marcia Allen

  • Betty and Bill Griffin

    So sorry to hear about Lotta today. Your have out sincere prayers, sympathies, and thoughts.

  • John Calder

    Both Meg and I send our sincerest sympathies to Harry and family. We will keep you in our prayers.

  • Mary Rhodes Webb

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only had one year to cherish her passion for reading, compassion for people, and love for teaching - in 1966-67 at James Island High. Mrs Jett has remained with me since! Not a week goes by that I don’t reference something to someone that she taught me. What an inspiration she was to so many!! Her memories will remain. What a legacy!

  • Sandra Sue Jennings

    Although we had not seen Lotta and Harry for a long time, we still considered them neighbors and friends! Our sincere condolences to Harry and the family at this sad occasion!!! Sandra Sue and Bill Jennings

  • Sandy and David DuPuy

    We were so saddened to learn of her passing! What a beautiful bright light she was; always reflected in the wonderful, welcoming smile. Although we have not seen her or Harry for some time, we have such fond memories of old times we shared. She will never leave your hearts; so many special memories of times together to cherish. We grieve her loss with you.
    David and Sandy DuPuy

  • Max Muhleman

    Harry, so sorry for your loss. Lotta was such a kind and fun friend. Having you both as neighbors down the street has been a special blessing for us all.
    Will always remember our “Sedley Express” tour bus trip to hear Kenny Rogers. With our prayers and wishes for peace and comfort for you, Bevin and deLille and your families, - Max, Lee Jeff, and of course in memories, Jean

  • Sally Pruitt Wackym

    What a lovely, loving, Lady. Mrs. Jett was my Girl Scout leader along with my mother. She was an amazing person: witty, gracious, patient and smart and remained a beauty all of her life, both inside and out. My love and sympathy to you all, Dr. Jett, DeLille and Bevin.

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