Viola Massey Joines

Viola Massey Joines

remembrance-providerOctober 24, 2013

Date of Service: October 25, 2013

Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper


Viola Massey Joines, 86, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Joines was a native of Carter County and the daughter of the late Dan and Kate Forbes Sims. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Massey; and her second husband, Elmo Joines.  Mrs. Joines was a homemaker and had formerly worked as an LPN at Johnson City Memorial Hospital. She was an active member of True Gospel Baptist Church and a former Sunday School teacher. She loved her church and lived for her church. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Suber, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, R.K. and Mary Anne Massey, Johnson City; and three special nieces, Jeanette Bailey, Chicago, IL, Patsy Runion, Johnson City, and Janice Keller, of Boone, NC. The funeral service for Mrs. Joines will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 25, 2013 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Dean Presnell, officiating. Music under direction of Patsy Vines, Chelsea Childress and Patsy Johnson. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM-2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Friday. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Mike Asher, Jeff Trivett, Abraham Johnson, Darrell Bowers, Paul Smith and David Lowe. Honorary pallbearers will be all the members of True Gospel Baptist Church.  The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to True Gospel Baptist Church, 1028 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Joines family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917

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