May 10, 2015
Date of Service: May 15, 2015
Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper
Goldia Sommers, of Johnson City, TN, died after a lengthy battle with illness on May 10th, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Born February 12th, 1940 in Elizabethton, TN, she is predeceased by her parents, Clay and Georgia Buckles of Elizabethton, TN, brother Sonny Buckles of Elizabethton, TN and her beloved son Robin Sommers Peachtree, GA.
Goldia was a compassionate and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a Carter County native and graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was a founding member of Parkway Baptist Church in Bristol, TN. She was always willing to help and give to all in need. Goldia has been known to open her heart and her home to family and friends of her children. She loved all equally. She was a true and honest business woman always fighting for and putting her clients first. She was in real estate for 31 years and with Realty Executives for the last 14 years. She was a member of The National Association of Realtors. Goldia will truly be missed.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, John Earl Sommers of Johnson City, TN; son, John Christopher Sommers of Johnson City, TN; sisters Jeannette Buck of Elizabethton, TN, Sherry Montgomery of Bristol, TN; granddaughters, Victoria Sommers Hopson of Johnson City, TN, Breanna Sommers of Peachtree, GA; grandsons Kevin Sommers of Johnson City, TN, Clayton Sommers of Johnson City, TN, Jordan Sommers of Peachtree, GA; nephews Matt Buckles of Bristol, TN, Michael Buckles of Johnson City, TN, Gary Montgomery Jr of Bristol, TN, Micah Montgomery of Bristol, TN, Jared Montgomery of Bristol, TN, Tom Buck of Tyler, Texas; niece Lisa Reavis of Jacksonville, FL; sister-in-law Marcy Buckles of Johnson City, TN; brother-in-law Gary Montgomery of Bristol, TN, Bob Buck of Elizabethton, TN; daughter-in-law Jacqueline Sommers of Peachtree, GA and special family friends Paul and Robin Sommers, Tonya and Aiden Nucci, Bill Mutz, David Nickles, David and Debbie Oaks.
Visitation will be held at 6:00 pm Thursday May 14th at Memorial Funeral Chapel Elizabethton, TN. with a Memorial Service to follow at 7 p.m. officiated by Pastor Gary Montgomery. Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Friday May 15th at Happy Valley Memorial Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Memorial donations can be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 355 Trane Lane, Knoxville, TN 37919 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Condolences may be sent to the family at our web site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton is serving the Sommers Family.