Mrs. Esther Shanks, age 89, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Four Oaks Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Shanks was born in Washington County and the daughter of the late Fred Burnie & Ola Pearl White Southerland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther Shanks.
She was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church.
Mrs. Shanks loved to garden, cook and do crafts.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Larry & Linda Shanks; daughter and son-in-law, Jill & David Jones; grandchildren, Tonya Flores and husband Jason, Lisa Wilcox, April Wilder and husband Matt, Andrew Jones and wife Johnna, great-grandchildren, Tyler Wilcox, Sadie Wilcox, Marisa Flores, Jack Flores and Damien Wilder; brother, Fred Southerland; sisters-in-law, Eva Southerland and Nola Broyles; and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to caregiver at home, Sandy Rogers, Governor’s Bend Assist Living and Four Oaks Healthcare Center for their wonderful care.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Grizzle officiating. The family will receiver friends from 6:00-8:00 Saturday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Shanks, David Jones, Andrew Jones, Tyler Wilcox, Matt Wilder, Mike Southerland and Tony Southerland. Honorary pallbearers will be Damien Wilder, Sadie Wilcox, Jack Flores and Marisa Flores.
Tonya I was so saddened when I saw your message about
your grandmother. I will hold your family close to my heart with
prayers for peace and comfort. While at this time I realize very
few words help, but you have so many beautiful memories to
Jackie Walker OConnor
I am so very sorry to hear of Esther's death.
She was my best friend throughout high school.
May God be with you.
Jill, so sorry for your loss. I really
liked your mom. Prayers for you and your
I am so sorry for your loss. Kristin enjoyed
reading her mail to her, cleaning for her,
spending time with her and helping with her as
much as she could. Mom(Ruth)and Kristin enjoyed
sharing desserts with her, sharing dinner with
her and sharing conversations with her. When
Dad, Mom and Kristin moved here in 2004, there
was an immediate friendship formed. I met Ms.
Esther shortly after and found her to be such a
sweet person. She will be very missed by many,
but espescially by Kristin. Kristin loved her
Many thoughts and prayers!
Jill and Lisa,
I'm so sorry about your loss!! Keeping you both
in my prayers.
Louis and Danette Miller
We are so sorry for your loss. Esther was
such a sweet and caring lady. She was
part of our family and a loyal, loving
friend to Dean and Dawson for many years.
Now she is rejoicing in heaven, united
once again with her husband and best