Iona "Johnnie" Lee Justus

January 20, 1931October 9, 2018

Iona “Johnnie” Justus passed away peacefully at The University of Tennessee Hospital, Knoxville, TN on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. She went to be her Lord at the age of 87 years old. She was born in Knoxville, TN on January 20, 1931 to Frank and Nellie Smith. Johnnie was an avid Alabama fan and had a special love for Angels. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Glen Justus. Survived by daughters; Glenda Justus and Gale Craven, Grandchildren; Melissa Daniels and Sean Craven, Great-Grandchildren; Seth and Sara Daniels. Friends and Family will gather for a visitation service on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy Knoxville, TN 37920. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 1:00pm following the Visitation Service. The family will meet at 2:30pm, October 13, 2018 at Ballards Chapel Cemetery at 2:30pm Saturday, October 13, 2108 for the Graveside Service. Rick Phipps will be officiating the services. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 13, 2018

Iona "Johnnie" Lee Justus

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Pat & Gordon Welch

October 11, 2018

Dear Gale, We are so very sorry to hear about your mom. Praying for peace and comfort for you and for your family. May all the sweet memories of her smile and laughter comfort you during the days ahead.

Tammy Hicks

October 11, 2018

May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time as you grieve the loss of your Mom. I am thinking and praying for you.
Many Hugs and Prayers for you now and the days ahead. Love, Tammy (ORAU Co-Worker)