OBITUARY

Tina Killebrew

January 2, 1966March 27, 2018
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Tina Killebrew, age 52 of Jonesborough, entered into the glories of Heaven during the late morning hours of Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Tina was born on January 2, 1966 in Bristol, TN to Bill and Louise Jones. On January 5, 1984, Tina married her best friend and love of her life, Gary Killebrew, and after 34 years of a beautiful life together and raising a family together, the love they shared will continue to live on in Gary’s heart.

Tina always had a can-do attitude and to take care of her family was a high priority in her life. At age 30, and with two children, Tina went back to school and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing. Tina worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner. For the last several years she worked for United Healthcare caring for the geriatric community. Tina had a servant’s heart and her life was a true testimony of how a Christian should live their lives. Tina was a devout Christian and she was a member of Covenant Fellowship in Blountville. Tina enjoyed many things in life from traveling, reading, and watching her nieces and nephews play sporting events; but most of all, she looked forward to her daily talks and face-timing with her grandson, Andrew. Tina is survived by her mother and stepfather, Louise and Jack Wright; father and stepmother, Bill and Sheila Jones; her devoted husband, Gary Killebrew; son, Rusty Killebrew and wife Brittany; daughter, Courtney Davenport and husband, Army Chaplain Ryan; grandchildren, Andrew Davenport, and Elsie Mae Killebrew; brothers, Wayne Jones and wife Shannon and their daughters Hannah and Rachel, and Mike Jones and wife Alice and their three boys Griffen, Graham, and Garrison; and special friends, Wendy, Jonna, Connie, Debbie, and Sheila.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to Kari’s Heart Foundation, in memory of Weston Keeton; who Tina loved as one of her own. Kari’s Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 6165, Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-913-1171, www.karisheartfoundation.org.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm following the visitation with Pastors Jackie Bradley and Ernest Steffey officiating. Interment services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at East Tennessee Cemetery, located at 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, TN 37617. Serving as pallbearers will be Shad Graham, Chris Whitehead, Ken Talbert, Johnny Wayne Jones, Shane Mullins, and Brad Ragland. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Griffen, Graham and Garrison Jones.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Gary Killebrew, Loving Husband of 34 Years
  • Rusty Killebrew & wife Brittany, Son
  • Courtney Davenport & husband Army Chaplain Ryan, Daughter
  • Andrew Davenport, Elsie Mae Killebrew, Grandchildren
  • Louise & Jacks Wright, Mother & Stepfather
  • Bill & Sheila Jones, Father & Stepmother
  • Wayne Jones & wife Shannon, and daughters Hannah & Rachel, Brother
  • Mike Jones & wife Alice, and sons Griffen, Graham & Garrison, Brother
  • Wendy, Jonna, Connie, Debbie, Sheila, Special Friends
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Shad Graham
  • Chris Whitehead
  • Ken Talbert
  • Johnny Wayne Jones
  • Shane Mullins
  • Brad Ragland
  • Griffen Jones, Honorary
  • Graham Jones, Honorary
  • Garrison Jones, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, March 31, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Linda Wiseman

April 11, 2018

Gary and Family
Mickey Taylor, Debbie Madgett, and I would like to extend our condolences to you and your family for the loss of your wife. We just now found out about it and we were so shocked. We here at the CTE Office are lifting you up in our prayers. May God pick you up in His loving arms and carry you through this most difficult time in your life. Tina was absolutely a beautiful person. You were blessed to have such a wonderful marriage of 34 years. God bless you.

Jennifer Kinsler

April 7, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time! Tina was such a wonderful person and will truly be missed!

Heidi Emmert

April 2, 2018

May God bless your family with comfort & understanding. My sympathies are with you all. ♡ Heidi

Angela and Jesse Bowman

March 31, 2018

We send our deepest sympathies to Gary and his family and the Jones families. Our love and prayers are with you today as you celebrate Tina's life. Her bright, loving, and kind spirit will forever be remembered.

Donna James

March 30, 2018

Gary & family,
With deep sympathy and the heartfelt hope that your memories and the love of those around you will help to comfort you

Len Marshall

March 30, 2018

Gary I cannot imagine your loss. I was in Elementary and Jr High with Tina. We got in trouble in study hall and class for laughing and cutting up and was nominated class clowns. We chatted on FB and laughed about old times. I can’t remember ever seeing her when she didn’t smile. The world is a lesser place now.

kimberly killebrew

March 30, 2018

Gary and family I'm so sorry to hear of Tina's passing. I will always remember her as a sweet and loving person. I still have the bible my very first bible that you and Tina gave me. I remember going to church with the 2 of you on Sundays. My love ,thoughts and
prayers are with you and the family.

harold seymour

March 29, 2018

gary and family
wilma and i were sorry to hear about tina's passing. our prayers go out to each of all.
we send our love and sympathy to all.
harold and wilma seymour
clinton,tenn.

Gary Melvin

March 29, 2018

Gary, I want you to know how much you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Felicia Flanary

March 29, 2018

Gary I am so sorry to hear about Tina. I cant imagine how you and the kids are feeling but my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Tina was a wonderful person and a shining light for Christ. She will be greatly missed on this earth but she is celebrating with our Savior in Heaven and we have the promise of seeing her again.

Biography

Tina Killebrew was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Tina will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Tina Killebrew, age 52 of Jonesborough, entered into the glories of Heaven during the late morning hours of Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Tina was born on January 2, 1966 in Bristol, TN to Bill and Louise Jones. On January 5, 1984, Tina married her best friend and love of her life, Gary Killebrew, and after 34 years of a beautiful life together and raising a family together, the love they shared will continue to live on in Gary’s heart.

Tina always had a can-do attitude and to take care of her family was a high priority in her life. At age 30, and with two children, Tina went back to school and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing. Tina worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner. For the last several years she worked for United Healthcare caring for the geriatric community. Tina had a servant’s heart and her life was a true testimony of how a Christian should live their lives. Tina was a devout Christian and she was a member of Covenant Fellowship in Blountville. Tina enjoyed many things in life from traveling, reading, and watching her nieces and nephews play sporting events; but most of all, she looked forward to her daily talks and face-timing with her grandson, Andrew.

Tina is survived by her mother and stepfather, Louise and Jack Wright; father and stepmother, Bill and Sheila Jones; her devoted husband, Gary Killebrew; son, Rusty Killebrew and wife Brittany; daughter, Courtney Davenport and husband, Army Chaplain Ryan; grandchildren, Andrew Davenport, and Elsie Mae Killebrew; brothers, Wayne Jones and wife Shannon and their daughters Hannah and Rachel, and Mike Jones and wife Alice and their three boys Griffen, Graham, and Garrison; and special friends, Wendy, Jonna, Connie, Debbie, and Sheila.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to Kari’s Heart Foundation, in memory of Weston Keeton; who Tina loved as one of her own. Kari’s Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 6165, Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-913-1171, www.karisheartfoundation.org.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm following the visitation with Pastors Jackie Bradley and Ernest Steffey officiating. Interment services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at East Tennessee Cemetery, located at 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, TN 37617. Serving as pallbearers will be Shad Graham, Chris Whitehead, Ken Talbert, Johnny Wayne Jones, Shane Mullins, and Brad Ragland. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Griffen, Graham and Garrison Jones.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family.

Simply stated, Tina was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Tina leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Tina Killebrew.