Merle Bradley Averette


Ms. Merle Bradley Averette, age 76, Johnson City, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Gray.
Ms. Averette was born in Cocke County, TN and the daughter of the late Francis & Susie Messer Bradley. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Julia Alice Wagner and three brothers, Homer Bradley, James Hugh Bradley and Ray Wallace Bradley.
She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
Ms. Averette loved dog and cats. She enjoyed working in her flowerbeds and spending time with her grandson and family. We enjoyed many beach trips with her sister Jenell and her daughters.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Purdy & Gregory Godsey, Johnson City; grandson, Private First-Class Corey Donovan Purdy, Fort Bragg, NC; step-grandchildren, Kobey Godsey, Gavin Godsey and Regan Purdy; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jenell & Claude Luttrell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis Omar Bradley, Ed & Wanda Brandley and Michael Howell & Joy Bradley; and many nieces, nephews, friends and former co-workers.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Life Care Center of Gray and Caris Hospice.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Washington County Memory Gardens with Rev. Keith Malone officiating.
Pallbearers will be PFC Corey Donovan Purdy, Gregory Godsey, Kenneth Bradley, James Bradley, Donnie Bradley and David Bradley. Honorary pallbearer will be Jason Bradley.
Memorial donations may be made to the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter 311 N. Roan Street Johnson City, TN 37601.

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06-22-2018 Amanda
I just watched the video on here. You can feel the love your family have for each other. I never met her, but can tell she was a very kind, selfless, loving mother.
06-20-2018 Melissa Smith
Cyndee & Corey - I am honored and blessed to have known your mom/grandmother. What a precious, kind, beautiful lady. You both are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love you, Melissa
06-20-2018 Barbara Godsey
Cyndee, Prayers for you and your Family ,Merle will be missed. Love You
06-20-2018 Angela Davis
I worked with Merle at Ryan's. She was a wonderful, hardworking lady, with a lot of conviction and a great sense of humor. I know that you all must be pretty great because Merle was so wonderful! I am so sorry for your loss!
06-19-2018 Joanne Tillman
Cyndee and Corey, I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. Cyndee, you have always demonstrated such love and caring for your beautiful mom. Corey, I know how proud she must have been of you and all of your accomplishments. Thinking of you both, and all the family, with love.


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