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