Leona A. Farmer


Mrs. Leona A. Farmer, age 78, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Farmer was born in Greene County to the late Sherman & Lucy Bowman Jarrett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emory Farmer, grandson, Jordan Estepp, brothers, Bobby Jarrett, Evert Jarrett, Leon Jarrett, Lawrence Jarrett and an infant brother, Johnny Jarrett.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Farmer was a homemaker and babysitter. She had a gift for loving and nurturing children. In addition to raising her four daughters, she was a caregiver and known as “grandma” to many children over the years.
Survivors include daughters, Gail Bennett (Kent), Limestone, Barbara Estepp (Jerry), Limestone, Natalie Wallace (Brian), Church Hill, and Kristi Rainwater, Johnson City; sisters, Vera Graybeal (Gene), Janice Shipley (Ralph), and Barbara Thompson (Ted); brother, Paul Jarrett (Edna Ruth); grandchildren, Nikki Bennett, Wesley Bennett, Tyler Estepp (Jessica) and Kalyn Rainwater; great-grandchildren, BreAnna Johnson and Taraji Lathen; sisters-in-law, Betty Jarrett, Alma Ruth Jarrett and Louise Jarrett; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Dykes officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Limestone Free Will Baptist Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be J.D. Barnett, Jr., Brian Barnett, Mike Jarrett, Randy Jarrett, David Shipley and Marty Fagan. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.

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12-04-2015 Sherri Bradley Southerland
Natalie, Kristi, Barbara and Gail and family, I wish I was there to hug every one of you and express my sorrow and gratitude for what your Mom had done for every one of us!! I do remember the days Natalie, Kristi and I had with your Mom and did had a sleepover with Natalie one night and a few times over at your house and your Mom was a wonderful and strong Christian lady who still stand by her principles and beliefs and those who were under her care was loved and cherished by her so you were blessed to have her as your Mom!!! I received the news through my Mom after Jennifer called her to let me know and my heart sunk after I heard the news and immediately, I prayed for God's comfort and peace upon all of you as she went to be with the Lord unexpectedly so I want you all to know I still think of you often and pray for you as you go through the holidays without her presence, but in the presence of the Lord!! I miss you every one of you and do think of you often!! Love in Christ, Sherri
11-29-2015 Linda Williams
On behalf of the Farmer Family Reunion we want to say we're sorry for your loss. Prayers going to the family.
11-26-2015 James and Laura Minton
We pray for peace and comfort for the family. We know what a blessing Leona has been to so many children. She has touched so many in a positive way and will be missed by all who knew her.
11-25-2015 Emma Chapman
you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


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