Jenny Bess Hibbett
Jenny Bess Hibbett, the first female mayor of Mt. Juliet, died on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at the age of 86. Hibbett earned her bachelor’s degree at Tennessee Technological University and her master’s from Peabody College. She was an educator for 54 years, serving in Metro Nashville and founded the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy. Hibbett served as a Mt. Juliet City Commissioner and then the city’s first female mayor. She was also married to former commissioner and late Mayor N.C. Hibbett.