Weaver Funeral Home


Geneva Mabel Hedrick

June 29, 1928October 3, 2020

Geneva Hedrick, age 92 of Knoxville, passed away October 3, 2020. She attended Mars Hill and Carson Newman Colleges, then graduated from UT Knoxville in Elementary Education. She retired from Knoxville City Schools with 30 years of service.

Known for her generous and giving spirit, Geneva was recognized as one of “The Knoxville 200” in its 1991 Celebrate Knoxville Bicentennial Volunteer Recognition Program. She epitomized the adage “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Her faith sustained her and she was a charter and active member of Cumberland Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William Jerome Hedrick; son-in-law, Joe R. Kent; parents Edgar and Buena Hunter; siblings, Mildred Woody, Evelyn Pate and Ed Hunter. Survived by son, David (Connie) Hedrick; daughter, Rebecca Kent; grandchildren, Jessica and Tiffany; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, June and Jordan.

The family would like to thank the staff of Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living and Smoky Mountain Hospice for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KARM or Alzheimer’s Association.

The family will have a private graveside service. An online guestbook is available at

Weaver Funeral Home 5815 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921


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Haven Jenkins

October 12, 2020

Mrs. Headrick was my 2nd grade teacher at Fort Sanders School. She was such a kind and loving person to all of her students. I have wonderful memories of her and 2nd grade.

Gary Jarvis

October 12, 2020

Heaven sure gained a sweetheart with Aunt Geneva. Many fond memories of her and uncle Bill at the family reunions in Yancey county. My condolences to David and all the family. I know her siblings were there to welcome her to her eternal home.

Janice Tirado

October 10, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of Ms. Geneva’s life. We love her and you Rebecca so much. I will always remember all of you. Prayers and much love.

Melanie Majors

October 10, 2020

Dear Rebecca and David, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful mother. When she last came to see Mom, it was such a blessing to her. I know they had a joyful reunion in heaven. Your Mother was such a caring and loving person and I have many fond memories of her. May God give you comfort in your hearts and know that I am praying for you and love you with all my heart!

Laura (Hoskins) Walker

October 8, 2020

Mrs Hedrick was my second grade teacher and was one of my favorites. She was so calm and gentle, just what a shy little girl needed. My sympathy to the family.

Dennis Norton

October 8, 2020

Mrs. Hedrick was my second grade teacher at West Haven Elementary I remember her as a wonderful loving and caring teacher My thoughts and prayers for the family

Roger and Jenny Mullins

October 6, 2020

Dear Rebecca and David, we are sorry to hear of Geneva's passing. Your family was such good friends with the Mullins family and served admirably alongside them at Cumberland for so many years. Lots of sweet memories there. Geneva and Marjorie were also very dear to each other and always enjoyed each other's phone calls and notes through the years. We pray God's peace and comfort for your family in the days ahead. Much love,
Roger & Jenny

Suzy Brewer Smith

October 6, 2020

I had a rush of memories this morning when I remembered Mrs. Hedrick this morning. She epitomized Christian service and example. I will always remember her as a dedicated Christian mother and and teacher. You have my sympathy. Suzy Brewer Smith

Phyllis Cooper

October 6, 2020

David, my prayers are for you and your family. May God bless in this time. Your Mother was absolutely one of the sweetest people that I have known. I know in the days to come all of you will miss her but remember the Best is yet to come. Love you my Brother in Christ. Take care. Call me if you need to talk. Phil


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