April 9, 1923 – June 8, 2020
Loraine Courtney, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 8, 2020. She was born on April 9, 1923 in Inman, VA to the late Lady and Daniel Miller.
She worked for 35 years for Inter Mountain Phone Company and was an active member of the First Christian Church of Kingsport since 1945.
Loraine was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Byron Bruce Courtney; sister, Bernice Collier; and brothers, Denver Joe Miller and Gerald Miller.
She is survived by her special cousin, Delmar Jack Bowen and wife Naomi; several nieces and nephews; many friends and neighbors; and special friends, Ann and Dan Rector.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Amedysis Hospice for their care for Loraine.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00am at East Lawn Memorial Park in Christus Garden, officiated by Pastor Phip Sams.
Special music by Phip Sams and Israyel Rochowiak.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 106 East Charlemont Ave., Kingsport, TN 37660.
Online condolences may be made to the Courtney family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Courtney family.
- Delmar Jack Bowen and wife Naomi, Special Cousin
- Ann and Dan Rector, Special Friends
- Several nieces, nephews, many friends and neighbors, Family
- Byron Bruce Courtney, Husband of 68 years (deceased)
- Lady and Daniel Miller, Parents (deceased)
- Bernice Collier, Sister (deceased)
- Denver Joe Miller and Gerald Miller, Brothers (deceased)
Thursday, June 11, 2020
June 10, 2020
Aunt Loraine was a friend and role model for me as a young woman. I had a difficult relationship with my mom. But Aunt Loraine never judged me. She always showed God's love and helped me work through some difficult decisions. When I was thinking about going into the Navy I talked with her about the future and she encouraged me to follow my dreams. She loved my husband and son and I cherished every visit with her and Uncle Bruce. Aunt Loraine will always be close to my heart and I'm going to miss our visits and phone calls. So grateful that she is home now with Uncle Bruce in heaven.
June 9, 2020
A wonderful lady she will be missed by all that knew her
June 9, 2020
I have known Bruce and Loraine all of my life. I grew up on Darlington Drive. Bruce and Loraine had a special kind of love for each other. They loved their neighbors and everyone's cats and dogs. I know that they are rejoicing with each other with other neighbors and friends that have gone on before. Until we meet again in our "New" home please rest in our Savior's arms. Your work on earth is done. See you both soon.
With much love,
Linda Smith Horne