Mary Elliott1:34 pm | December 12, 2012
Mary Jewell Stepp Elliott, 101, Johnson City, passed away peacefully at her residence Saturday, December 8, 2012.
Born October 28, 1911 in Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Silas Henry and Bessie Mae Reynolds Stepp.
Jewell was a loving wife and devoted mother who always put family first. Her oldest son, Bill, a Hurricane Hunter in the Air Force, was listed as MIA after an airplane crash off the coast of South Carolina in 1953. She was designated as a Gold Star mother. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the University Parkway Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Paul Elliott; one son, A2C Billy Gene Elliott; one grandson, Kenneth Gene Elliott; a daughter-in-law, Patsy K. Elliott; and three sisters, Viola Stepp Elliott, Thelma Stepp Hughes and Bonnie Stepp Freeman.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Joe Elliott and wife Sally, Johnson City; one daughter, Judy Hope Hastings and husband Jim, Johnson City; a daughter-in-law, Ann Beard, Johnson City; seven grandchildren, William “Bill” Lee Price, Brett Elliott Price, Brian Marshall Price and Bradley Keith Price of Johnson City, Frank Watson Hawkins II and wife Kelly, Knoxville, Tenn., Earnest Paul Elliott and wife Julie, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Tonya Elliott Harrington and husband David, Troutville, Va.; five great-grandchildren, Paul Price, Johnson City, Michael Price, Inverness, Fla., Cole and Brianna Price, Johnson City, and Mathilda Hawkins, Knoxville, Tenn.; four great-great grandchildren, Ty, Zion, Nadia and Travis Price; nieces and nephews, Glenn Elliott, JoAnn Campbell, Dolores Craig, Ted Hughes, Jim Freeman and Sharon Crider; a beloved sister-in-law, Lyndell White, Elizabethton; and dear friends, Betty Wolfe, Dorothy Cole, Rhea Baker, Brenda Barnette, Virginia Reecer, Barbara Peterson, Mary Ruth Livingston and Ginnie McClure.
The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, in the North Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The funeral will follow visitation in the North Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. David Clark officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Mrs. Brenda Barnette. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers are William Elliott, Nathan Elliott, Bill Price, Brian Price, Brad Price, Frank Hawkins II and Jack Cole. Honorary pallbearers are Ernie Elliott, Cole Price, Paul Price and Michael Price. The family would like to thank Dr. Ahmed Khan and the Mountain States Hospice and The Visiting Angels for taking such good care of our mother. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Johnson City Washington County Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 3594, Johnson City, TN 37602 or the Mountain States Hospice, 101 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 100, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the Elliott family.