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Jeannie (Helton) Wills

August 29, 1948 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 70)

Jeannie Helton Wills, 70, of Greeneville, passed away peacefully Thursday surrounded by her family at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

She retired as a nurse, having worked at Laughlin Memorial Hospital and the Greene County Detention Center.

She was an avid sports fan; she loved the Tennessee Vols and golf.

Jeannie was a member of Midway United Methodist Church and also attended Flag Branch Church of God.  She was a good Christian lady who loved the Lord and was loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband: Ronnie Wills; two sons and daughters-in-law: Jason and Michelle Gray, Chris and Buffi Gray; five grandchildren: Peyton Gray, a special grandson whom she raised as her own son; Tyler Hensley, Alex Gray, Hayley Gray, and Ava Gray; two step-sons: Steven and Brad Wills; two step-grandchildren: Robbie and Jason Holmes; sister: Judy “Biddy” Helton; one brother and sister-in-law: Eddie and Pamela Helton; nieces and nephews: Amanda Fockler, Melissa and Jane Lane, Tony Lane, Keith Ricker, and Justin Kidwell; uncle: L. C. Glenn; special cousin: Pnut Helton; special friends: Pat Johnson, Lynda Brown, and Lois Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Toney and Jane Helton; sisters: Nancy, Mary, Shirley, and Jo Ann; two nephews: Marty Helton and Mic Dearstone.

The family will receive friends at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home on Friday, August 16th, from 1 – 3 and 5 – 7 p.m.  A memorial service will follow visitation at 7 o’clock in the funeral home chapel.  The Rev. Jerry Holt will officiate.

At her request, her body will be cremated.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughty-stevens.com

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