Mrs. Edith F. “Granny” Townsend, age 88 Jonesborough, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at her daughter’s residence.
Mrs. Townsend was born in Greene County, daughter of the late Pola and Rozella Pleasant Harmon. In addition to her parents, she was also proceeded in death by her husband, Bynum Townsend; son, Herbert Townsend; brothers Arthur Harmon, James Harmon, and Earl Harmon; stepson, Edgar Townsend, and stepdaughters, Florence Phillips and Frances Presnell.
Mrs. Townsend was a homemaker. She was a member of New Victory Baptist Church.
Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Nancy Watts (Jim), Jonesborough, Margaret Carmona (Andy), Unicoi, and Connie Saldana (Jesus), Unicoi; sons, Kenneth Townsend (Nora), Johnson City, David Townsend, Jonesborough, Howard “Peanut” Townsend (Sherry), Kingsport, Dennis Townsend (Elaine), Knoxville, and Larry Townsend, Jonesborough; 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Townsend will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend Allen Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 2:00 PM prior to the service.
Graveside services will follow at New Victory Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will also receive friends at the residence of her daughter, Connie Saldana, 2233 Zane Whitson Drive, Erwin.
The family extends special thanks to Caris Hospice and Four Oaks Health Care for the loving care given to Mrs. Townsend.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Debra Britt, Vicky Carr, Karen Jennings, Teresa Shell
|We have the fondness memories of your mother. May you find
peace knowing that she loved you all unconditionally.|
|We will miss you dearly, now go
rest.. Your work on earth is
done. Love Maggie, Andy and
|Mom it was hard to say goodbye to you that last
night,but I knew that you're pain and suffering was
gone. God seen you're pain and took it away.I told
you in those last hours that I held you're hand that
I would see you again someday. May you Rest in Peace
I Love You and I will miss you always|
|Mom I will remember those last hours I spent holding
your hand and telling you that I would see you again
someday. It was hard to see you suffer those last
hours. God seen you're pain and took it away. I love
you and I will miss you always. May you rest in
|Granny, I love you and I miss you terribly. Give
daddy hugs and kisses for me. Until we meet again
|Mom, I love you and some day I will see you again. Love you very much. Dennis|
|Granny was a wonderful woman who touched so many lives. I
feel so blessed to have been able to meet her and spend an
amazing day getting to know all about her and the family she
so dearly loved. She has left an indelible footprint on this earth
and her legacy will live on in all her family. I hope everyone
can take comfort in all the beautiful memories she has shared
with you. My God bless her and the whole family.|
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