Jennie Hayes DeVault


Jennie Hayes DeVault, 68, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Jennie was born in Washington County, daughter of the late William Eugene (Sr.) and Alma Pierson Hayes. She was also preceded in death by her brother, William (Billy) Eugene Hayes Jr.
Jennie graduated from Washington College Academy in 1966 where she was a cheerleader.
She loved her family and watching her grandchildren play ballgames. Jennie was a talented seamstress. She retired from CITI Group in Gray in 2007.
Jennie was a member of Jonesborough Presbyterian Church.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kelli Bray (Lance) and Kristina Thompson (Jason); grandchildren Garrett Bray, A. J. Boyd, Sam Banner, and Austin Thompson; nieces Kim Ward and Shannon Wilder; her BFF, Carolyn Tichenor; special cousin, Lynda Broyles and several cousins.
A Celebration of Life for Jennie will be held 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Bledsoe officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM prior to the service.
The family extends thanks for special care provided to Jennie by the ICU staff and doctors on 2100 at Johnson City Medical Center and to Dr. Ronald Blackmore and Autumn Pearman.

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10-25-2016 Phyllis Wexler
Kelli and Kristina I'm beyond words I am heartbroken as I know you are. Jennie was a wonderful friend and I loved her dearly and as you know the same goes for you both. My prayers, love & deepest sympathy are with you.
10-25-2016 Bob and Julie Bicknell
Kelli and Kristina, We were so sorry to learn of Jennie's passing. We had the privilege of working with your mom a number of years ago, and she was always such a joy to know. She is one of our favorite memories of SPS and a very dear lady. We know she leaves a strong legacy of herself in her children and grandchildren. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
10-24-2016 Barbara Savage
Several years ago Jenny and I were very good friends. She taught me how to play canasta. We would play as a team against two of her neighbors. She caught one of the neighbors cheating one day and threw her cards on the table and told the neighbors to go home. We never played canasta again. Jenny had a good heart and did not stand for any dishonesty. We also use to go to Lonesome Pine race way on the week ends to watch the races. I have many good memories of those trips. Jenny was so much fun to be around. I had lost touch with her over the years but I counted her as a friend. I will miss her greatly and will be praying for the families strength and courage during this time. I just recently lost my mother and know what her children are going through. She will be greatly missed.
10-24-2016 Barb Edwards
Kelli, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know that John and I have your family in our prayers. Barb Edwards
10-24-2016 Kim Buckner
To all the family my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. I just lost my Mother few months ago, so I know what your going dealing with. My deepest sympathy, Love Kim and Brian Buckner
10-24-2016 Jennifer Shipley Hernandez
Kelli and Kristina I just wanted to say how very sorry I am to hear about it mom . I know that jenni was a wonderful lady o don't think I ever seen her without a smile on her face and never a unkind word about anyone she totally loved her family jenni was a wonderful person she was caring loving and would always try to do out of her way to help someone ...I just wanted to let u know if u ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask again I'm so sorry breaks my heart to here about Jenni she will greatly be missed loved her to death ...R.I.P. U WILL GREATLY BE MISSED !!!!!!
10-24-2016 Shelia Barnett
I'm so sorry to hear you guys losing Jeannie. I'm praying for all of you at this difficult time. I was out of town and just got back today.
10-24-2016 Clark Phipps
Kelli, Lance, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Jennie's heart and spirit, and I had great respect for her sense of right and wrong. She was one of my favorite people during our years together at Citi. God bless all of you.
10-24-2016 Travis Pridemore
What a blessing to get to know your mom these past few weeks. I know she will be missed. Praying for God to comfort you all in the days ahead.
10-24-2016 Heather Hutchins
Kristina and family so sorry for your loss praying for all of you at this difficult time "He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds"
10-24-2016 Myra Dill
I am so sorry about your Mom. I will be praying for you and your families that God will give you comfort and strength during this time. Love you
10-23-2016 Sharon Fields Scott
I thought a lot of your mom, my prayers are with you and your family.May God bless and give you all comfort and peace.
10-23-2016 Kathy Drain
Jennie was the sweetest woman. I'll cherish our Friendship. My heart goes out to your whole family. I pray to God to touch your hearts and give all a calming peace! Please let me know if I can do anything! Praying for all! May God Bless all!
10-23-2016 Patsy Clark
Kelly and Christina. So sorry to hear of Jennie's passing. It had been awhile since I had seen her but your mom an I went back to school days at West View and WCA and later at the ballpark in Jonesborough. Jennie was always happy and outgoing and her family was her life. I know she will be truly missed by all who knew her. God Bless
10-23-2016 Paula Claytore
Kelli, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I head to Miami tomorrow and won't be back until Thursday so I'll have to miss the service but you know we are there in spirit. Hang on to the memories and I love you friend. Give Kristina our best.//Paula
10-23-2016 Becky Barnett
I pray that God will give you girls, and your families comfort and peace during this very hard time.
10-23-2016 Becky Jo Lynch
So sorry to hear about your loss. She was a wonderful woman and a great neighbor. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
10-23-2016 Rita McKee
Kelli,Kristina and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jennie was a dear sweet friend. I will miss that beautiful smile most of all. We watched our girls grow up and go to school together. I know she will always be watching over you. God Bless You and much love to all. Love Rita
10-23-2016 Cindy Godfrey
Jennie was such a wonderful person and my prayers goes out to her family and friends. She will be missed by so many .
10-23-2016 Shirley Broyles Roark
Kelli and Kristina, So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. She was such a sweet, loving person. Always smiling and so much fun when we were in high school. Many prayers both of you and your families.


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