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Weaver Funeral Home

5815 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Jolinda Mays

February 9, 1936July 19, 2020
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Jolinda Lewelling Mays, born February 9, 1936, passed away in her home on July 19, 2020, surrounded by family. A graduate of West High School (class of 1954), Jolinda worked at Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies and at TVA, where she retired. She was preceded in death by husband John R. Mays, parents Thomas D. and Vela Lewelling, and sister Ruby Alfrey (Paul). She is survived by her daughter Cindy Nichols (Nick) and son Thomas Mays (Noemi); Grandchildren Brittany Alattabi (Zaid), Trey Nichols (Sarah), Jason Mays (Savannah), and Casey Mays. Special thanks to cousin Albert King, the Friendship Circle at Second United Methodist Church of Knoxville, and caregivers Kesha, Angie, Teresa, Teri, all others who’ve helped over the last few years, and to the loving care provided by her granddaughter Brittany in her final hours. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Jolinda’s home church, Heiskell United Methodist Church (PO Box 166, Heiskell, TN 37754-0166), or Second United Methodist Church of Knoxville (1524 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921). Friends may call at their convenience from 2pm-6pm on Tuesday at Weaver Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at Bell's Campground Cemetery Wednesday at 9:15 am for a 9:30 am interment.

  • FAMILY

  • John R. Mays, Husband (deceased)
  • Thomas D. Lewelling, Father (deceased)
  • Vela Lewlling, Mother (deceased)
  • Ruby Alfrey (Paul), Sister (deceased)
  • Cindy Nichols (Nick), Daughter
  • Thomas Mays (Noemi), Son
  • Brittany Alattabi (Zaid), Grandchild
  • Trey Nichols (Sarah), Grandchild
  • Jason Mays (Savannah), Grandchild
  • Casey Mays, Grandchild

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Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Memories

Jolinda Mays

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Carol BRown

July 23, 2020

JoLinda was a long time and good friend. I will sadly miss her!

Penny Pennington

July 22, 2020

Tom,
I'm so sorry for your loss. We will use our cherished memories to get us through the coming weeks.
Penny

molly meridieth

July 21, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Jolinda death. Her and Bobby was always part of the Meredith's family. My Dad, Paul and Uncle J.C. would foxhunt with Bobby. Jolinda never met a stranger. Her smile was so inviting. I will miss her hugs. Thank you for sharing your love and the love of Jesus. May God surround you all and keep you.

Sue Bailey

July 21, 2020

Sorry for your loss

Bobby Nichols

July 21, 2020

We will all miss Jolinda. I am so sorry.
Bobby Nichols

Cyndie Nichols

July 21, 2020

Jolinda was such a wonderful friend, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed.
Cyndie

Beth Dill

July 20, 2020

Some of my best childhood memories are of my second “mother” Jolinda while our families were neighbors on Crabtree Rd in Chattanooga. From the unending stash of goodies in the kitchen cabinet to the impromptu rides to Chandler’s store she has always been such a special part of my growing up years. So thrilled she celebrated our mother’s 100th with us in Dec. Such joy when they are reunited as Jolinda will be well again and my mother will remember all the good times they shared raising their kids together.

Darlene Ogrady

July 20, 2020

Thomas and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mother. May God be with you during this difficult time.

God Bless
Darlene and Brian Ogrady

Mary Dowell

July 20, 2020

We have been friends for eighty years. I will miss her! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

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