Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Barbara J. Burris

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Barbara Jean Anderson-Burris – age 78, departed this life to her heavenly home on May 10, 2015. Barbara’s life was devoted to her family; she was adored by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church where she was the “Mother of the Church”, Barbara and her husband worked as a team in the church wherever needed. She is preceded in death by parents, John and Elizabeth Anderson; sisters, Mildred Campbell, Margaret Brown; brother, John Anderson. She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted husband, Theodore Burris; daughters, Shirleen, Kimesia Burris; sons, Theodore Byron Sr., Mark  (Carmella), Bradley, Vincent (Cheryl) Burris;  14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Rose William, Deanna Brabson, Carolyn Burris; brothers-in-law, Marvin , Melvin, William (Joyce), Wilbur ( Shea) Burris; several nieces, nephews cousins and other relatives. Family will receive friends Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 11:00 to 12:00 Noon at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral service following with eulogy by Pastor Melvin W. Wright of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. Interment to immediately follow at New Gray Cemetery, Western Avenue. Service will conclude with dove release and blanket presentation.

Rachel L. Smith

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Rachel L. Smith – age 71 of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Beverly Park Place Nursing Home. Survivors, devoted nieces, Rose Womble and Connie Blair; beloved nephew, James Watson; sister, Della Watson; brother, James Roy Smith; daughters, Tracie Farrow and Yolanda Smith; a host of other relatives to include grandchildren, nieces, and cousins. Family will celebrate her life on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the home of Rose Womble, 2718 Wilson Ave. Knoxville, TN 37914.

Robin Eugene Moreland

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Robin Eugene Moreland – formerly of Knoxville, departed this life on Tuesday April 21, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. Robin was also known as “Rob Bass” a devoted father, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. Robin is preceded in death by his beautiful mother, Joyce Morelan; his loving grandmother, Helen Williams; niece, Joyvonna Austin. He is survived by his daughter, LaToya Jackson (Jerry Pittman) of Knoxville, TN; fiancée, Ms. Pat; father, Johnny W. Morelan, Sr. (Vivian Riggins) of Atlanta, GA; sisters, Deborah Morelan of Knoxville, TN, Amy Berry (Earnest),  Johndra  Morelan, and Timberly Morelan all of Griffin, GA; brothers, Johnny Morelan Jr. (Felicia) of Nashville, TN, Rico Morelan (Rochelle) of Virginia Beach, VA; aunt, Eloise of GA; uncles, Charles Cook,  Knoxville, TN, Allen Cook, Nashville, TN, Bubba and Fred of GA. Eugene had a host of family and friends who loved him very much, a special thank you to Mrs. Martha Tate, his step-daughter, Aaronika Gary, Telisa Rodgers, and Samantha Williams. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral services to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Minister Anthony Rodgers and Minister Felicia Morelan officiating and eulogy. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his daughter LaToya Jackson at 326 Ben Hur Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915.

Iola Spencer Lundy

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Mrs. Iola Spencer Lundy, – age 88, departed her life on April 14, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 12:30 to 1: 00pm with funeral services to follow at 1:00 pm at Mattie E Coleman Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 2537 Selma Ave., Knoxville, Tn. with Reverend DeWayne E. Moore officiating. Interment to immediately follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Services to conclude with full dove release. All flowers and condolences should be sent to the funeral home.

Charles T. Allen, Sr.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Charles T. Allen, Sr. – was born November 4, 1930 in Akin, Sc. to the late Bright and Janie Hightower Allen.  He went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, April 13, 2015. Charles received Christ at an early age and rededicated his life on Friday, April 10, 2015. He served in the United States Army for 24 years and worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John (Buck) Allen, William (Goat) Allen; Mrs. Donnie Allen wife and mother of his children; son, Charles T. Allen, Jr.  He leaves to cherish his memories: devoted wife Janice T. Allen; 3 daughters, Ella ( Leon) Partridge,  Marian McAllister, Yvonne Allen; 3 sons, Donald (Willie Jo) Allen, Andrei and Mark (Tara) Allen; 10  grandchildren;  16 great –grandchildren; sister, -in-law, Dorothy Allen, Aiken, SC.; step-children, Shannon, Shaunta (Dewey) Thomas Denny special friends, Earnest (Arzolla) Phillips, Edith Jackson; sisters-in-law, Patricia, Charlotte Thomas, Sharon Dowdell and Delores Cole; brothers-in-law, Robert (Mary) Thomas and Charles Thomas; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 11:00 – 12:00  at Unity Mortuary Chapel with funeral services to follow at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Leon Partridge and Pastor William Caldwell, Jr. officiating. Interment to follow at TN Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike. Services to conclude with military honors, full dove release and blanket presentation.

James Edward Brown, Sr.

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

James Edward Brown, Sr., age 88 of Knoxville, TN was born April 23, 1926 and went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 45 years. Preceded in death by parents Edward & Katherine Brown; loving wife, Helen Scott Brown; daughters, Jacqueline Parks and Gwendolyn Brown; son, Gary Brown; granddaughter, Allison McRoy. Survived by: sons, Dr. James (Joy) Brown, Jr. of Columbia, MD, Julian, Jervis (Martha), Charles and Joseph Brown of Knoxville, TN and John (Teresa) Brown of Oak Ridge, TN; daughters, Kathy Brown of Oak Ridge, TN and Nettie Brown of Knoxville, TN; brothers Daniel Brown of Knoxville, TN and  Roy J. (Mardell) Brown of Decatur, GA; sister, Mary (George) Artwell; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 3great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM-12 Noon with funeral services to follow at Community Evangelistic Church, 2650 Boyds Bridge Pike, Knoxville, TN. Interment to follow at Highland South Memorial Park on Chapman Highway. Services to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Margretta Jackson Madden

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Madden, Margretta Jackson was born on July 3, 1933 in Knoxville, TN. She was the oldest of five children born to Roger Jackson, Sr. and Elizabeth Kemp Jackson. God called her home to rest on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by: parents; son, Darryl Madden; sister, Marion Gordon. She leaves to cherish her life and memories: loving son, Stanley (Kate) Madden and Rodney Madden; daughter, Deborah (Glynn) Nelson of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Roger Jackson, Jr., Dr. Herman (Frankie) Jackson of Nashville, TN; sister Geraldine (Stanley) Taylor; grandchildren, Shawn Madden of Murfreesboro, TN, Ebony Madden, Catesha Williams, Ashley (Vetonio) Foster, Tremain and Tylan Merkerson, both of Atlanta, GA; great-grandchildren, Jameia and Jayda Madden and Amaria, Zoe and Sasha Foster, Malia Lawson, Makiya Garrett, Timothy Williams, Ayana Porter; other relatives, friends, neighbors and a loving church family. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 12 noon until 1:00 PM at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with funeral services to follow, Rev. Leroy Franklin, eulogist. Interment to follow at Highland South Memorial Park. Services to conclude with full dove release and blanket presentation.

Anthony W. (Tony) Griggs

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Anthony W. (Tony) Griggs, age 56, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at his residence in Knoxville, TN. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; 2 aunts and 2 brothers. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Renita (Pooh) Griggs: 2 brothers, Darrell and Sean Griggs; sister, Loretta (Griggs) Coleman and the Coleman family; 2 children, Donta and Cassandrea Griggs; 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandson; 3 stepchildren; several step-grand-children, Tony, had  and loved many more relatives and friends too numerous to name but each of you know who you are. The family will receive friends, Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm at Unity Mortuary Chapel with Homegoing Celebration to follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will immediately follow at Highland South Memorial Park. Service will conclude with full dove release ceremony and blanket presentation.

James R. Mack, Jr.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

James Russia Mack, Jr. – age 74, of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Ft. Sanders Regional. Preceded in death by father, James R. Mack Sr. and mother, Martha L. Morgan; step-mother, Elsie Mack; brothers, John, Alton, and Steve Mack. He leaves to cherish his memory sons, Antwoin, James lll, Johnny, Yarish, Jermaine Mack; daughters, Princess, Fonda, Pam, Rosemary, Tasha, Tomeka Mack; brothers, Terry, Gary, Ivan Mack; sisters, Martha, Cecelia, Willa Mack; sister-in-laws, Dolly, Pat, Rosaria and Shirley Mack; 30 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a host of  nieces, nephews, relatives and  friends. The family will receive friends, Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 6:00 -7:00 PM with Homegoing Celebration to follow at Wilder Street Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Reid officiating. Interment will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 at Mt. Olive Cemetery at 11:30 AM service will conclude full dove release and blanket presentation. The family will receive friends at 1216 Holston Park Road 37914.

Jonah Colbert

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Jonah Sincere Neh’ Miah Colbert was born January 7, 2015 and departed this life on April 1, 2015 at Children’s Hospital. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Rochelle and Lennie Rogers, Elbert Bassett, Sr., Denise Bankston and Mary Katherine Dorsey. He leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Octasia Hall; father, Kipling Colbert; grandparents, Andrea Rogers, Timothy Hall, Sr., Benjamin Thomas, Kasha Bankston, Kipling Colbert, Sr. and Sherman Hawkins; great-grandparents, Roosevelt Dorsey, Patricia Hawkins, Vanessa Colbert, Pearl Bassett, Calvin Bankston; godparents, Cassidy Handy and Malik George; aunts, Timera Hall, Jahadiah Cody, Nikiia, Daniel, De’nija Hawkins, Jeanessha Chandler; uncles Timothy Hall, Jr., Jaylen Cody, Joshua , Raekwon, Michael Colbert, Deshawn Matthews, Xavier, Kristopher Hawkins; a host of other relatives & friends. Family will received friends, Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 1-1:30 PM with homegoing celebration to follow in the William V. Powell Memorial Chapel at Unity Mortuary with Bishop William Pankey officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery with full dove release.