Gladys Maria DeJaynes

May 8, 1939April 5, 2021

Marie DEJAYNES, age 81, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021. Marie was born May 8, 1939. She was preceded in death by parents, Webster and Louise Johnson; brother, Jim Johnson and sister Jewell Cook. Marie is survived by husband of 40 years, Gene DeJaynes; son, Mike DeJaynes; daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Mark Carter; 3 grandchildren, Michael DeJaynes Jr, Christina DeJaynes and Kayla Russell; great-grandson, Cutler DeJaynes ; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will have a call at convenience Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 12-5 p.m. at McCarty Evergreen Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet Monday April 12, 2021 at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for a 12:30 p.m. Graveside service. Interment will follow in East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021


Gladys Maria DeJaynes

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Kelly Payton

April 10, 2021

Aunt Marie, gosh I can’t handle this. Even though since you moved from Chicago you still always managed to come visit me and the kids on a whim.... I loved it so much. Always with a huge smile, hug and some loving. I am always going to write here because I believe you can read everything that is written. Pls give grandma, nana and uncle Jim and big hug and kiss from me.
My day has been hard but I keep thinking how strong and independent you were and that makes me smile big. Pls be my guardian Angel. I love you too much forever and always ❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💓

Judith Cameron

April 9, 2021

Mike and family, I'm sorry for the loss of your mother . Thinking of you. Judy and Larry.

Kelly Payton

April 9, 2021

Gosh, this is so hard for me. Losing you is very hard. I hope you’re watching over me and the kids. Lol! I know you’re though!
Just wanted to write again. Most likely I will a lot. But, I know you don’t mind.
I love you so much and miss you very much too! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Cynthia Botsis

April 7, 2021

Gina, I feel so bad,God bless you and your family you don’t know how much your mom meant to me,the other day I was going through addresses and thinking I should send her a card, Maria was such a caring person she loved everyone, she will always be in my heart forever we shared so much together,my heart cries, I will be praying for you and the family and my sweet friend Maria ,who will leave a lasting love in my heart, please give her a kiss from me. She loves you all so much she always told me that, she will be in heaven at peace now may God bless.🙏❤️🌹

Kelly Payton

April 7, 2021

Aunt Marie you will be so missed. I can still remember all those wonderful times we had. You were always so fun, loving, and caring. A great Aunt indeed. When you moved years ago I cried and couldn’t wait to see you again. Those surprise moments always made my day. The letters you would write me and the pictures you would send I will forever cherish. I love you too much forever and always. I will see you again some day. You hold a place in my heart. Even though I am so hurt and my heart breaks I know you always told me to be strong. Please give grandma uncle Jim, and Nana a big hug and kiss for me. I love you always and forever! May you rest in paradise! 💔❤️🙏🏼