×

Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home

125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN

OBITUARY

Reba L. Johnson Silvers

May 9, 1934July 26, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Reba L. Johnson Silvers, 86, of Limestone, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 26, 2020 at Greeneville Community Hospital East.

Mrs. Silvers was a homemaker.

She was a member of Limestone Free Will Baptist Church.

She was loving wife, mother and grandmother, known as Granny to most.

Mrs. Silvers was an amazing cook, feeding work hands for many years. No matter if you were family, friend or a stranger you were welcome to a meal at her table.

She leaves to mourn her passing: three sons and daughters-in-law and six daughters and sons-in-law: Lonnie and Katie Silvers, Robert and Terri Silvers all of Limestone, Bruce Silvers and Angela Franklin of Afton, Geneva and Billy Willis of Telford, Imogene Silvers and the late Albert Smith, Betty and Lynn Roberts, Wanda and Junior Fox, Marylou and Gary Hays, Sara and Ronnie Kilgore all of Limestone; twenty-five grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; eighteen great-great-grandchildren, with three on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Silvers was the daughter of the late Lee and Cora Reynolds Johnson and was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years: Elroy Silvers; an infant daughter: Lois Ann Silvers; four sisters: Irene Smith and Willie Fischer of Michigan, and CoraLee Ramsey and Voneeda Ramsey of Limestone; two brothers: Milford Johnson of Greeneville and Albert Johnson of Jonesborough; a grandson: BJ Roberts; and great grandson: Corey Starkweather.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 – 7 pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Tim Roach and David Reece officiating.

Interment will be on Wednesday morning at 11 am in Limestone Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home at 10 am to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons-in-law.

Honorary pallbearer will be a special nephew, Carl “Willis” Estep of Limestone.

  • FAMILY

  • Lonnie Silvers (Katie), Son
  • Robert Silvers (Terri), Son
  • Bruce Silvers (Angela Franklin), Son
  • Geneva Willis (Billy), Daughter
  • Imogene Silvers (the late Albert Smith), Daughter
  • Betty Roberts (Lynn), Daughter
  • Wanda Fox (Junior), Daughter
  • Marylou Hays (Gary), Daughter
  • Sara Kilgore (Ronnie), Daughter
  • Lee and Cora Reynolds Johnson, Parents (deceased)
  • Elroy Silvers, Husband of 57 years (deceased)
  • Lois Ann Silvers, Infant Daughter (deceased)
  • Irene Smith, Sister (deceased)
  • Willie Fischer, Sister (deceased)
  • CoraLee Ramsey, Sister (deceased)
  • Voneeda Ramsey, Sister (deceased)
  • Milford Johnson, Brother (deceased)
  • Albert Johnson, Brother (deceased)
  • BJ Roberts, Grandson (deceased)
  • Corey Starkweather, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • She also leaves 25 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren (with three on the way), and several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Learn more about the Silvers name

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Grandsons-in-law
  • Carl "Willis" Estep, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Memories

Reba L. Johnson Silvers

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Brenda Norton (Ramsey)

July 31, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Reble...yes, we all know how her name was spelled...but this is how we all pronounced it...lol
She was a great lady! Excellent cook...you don't know what good Southern cooking is unless you ate a meal at Aunt Reble’s table!!
She was an excellent at crochet too...Lord, she could make anything! She made such beautiful blankets, doilies, and such...she had a great talent!
She was soo loved by her Sisters too...I always admired at how close they were...they sure did protect & look after each other....& that’s how it should be!!
I’ll never forget helping her do corn..I think we put up like 72 dozen ears & idk how much cut off corn...but it took us all day long...but we did it, we got her done...lol
I sure am gonna miss visiting her when we come down....she was the last of the Johnsons...Grandpa Lee’s last child...the baby!!
Now they’re all together in Heaven, walking the streets of gold with our Lord!

Charlotte Mowdy

July 28, 2020

Linda Houston

July 27, 2020

Granny was a sweet Lady and loved by all that knew her. She will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I love you Michelle and Savannah.

Lisa Gillis

July 27, 2020

Judy Bishop

July 27, 2020

My prayers and thoughts are with you luv you guys

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Reba L. Johnson Silvers, 86, of Limestone, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 26, 2020 at Greeneville Community Hospital East.

Mrs. Silvers was a homemaker.

She was a member of Limestone Free Will Baptist Church.

She was loving wife, mother and grandmother, known as Granny to most.

Mrs. Silvers was an amazing cook, feeding work hands for many years. No matter if you were family, friend or a stranger you were welcome to a meal at her table.

She leaves to mourn her passing: three sons and daughters-in-law and six daughters and sons-in-law: Lonnie and Katie Silvers, Robert and Terri Silvers all of Limestone, Bruce Silvers and Angela Franklin of Afton, Geneva and Billy Willis of Telford, Imogene Silvers and the late Albert Smith, Betty and Lynn Roberts, Wanda and Junior Fox, Marylou and Gary Hays, Sara and Ronnie Kilgore all of Limestone; twenty-five grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; eighteen great-great-grandchildren, with three on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Silvers was the daughter of the late Lee and Cora Reynolds Johnson and was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years: Elroy Silvers; an infant daughter: Lois Ann Silvers; four sisters: Irene Smith and Willie Fischer of Michigan, and CoraLee Ramsey and Voneeda Ramsey of Limestone; two brothers: Milford Johnson of Greeneville and Albert Johnson of Jonesborough; a grandson: BJ Roberts; and great grandson: Corey Starkweather.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 – 7 pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Tim Roach and David Reece officiating.

Interment will be on Wednesday morning at 11 am in Limestone Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to meet at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home at 10 am to go in procession to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons-in-law.

Honorary pallbearer will be a special nephew, Carl “Willis” Estep of Limestone.

Learn more about the Silvers name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM