Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home & Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN


Joyce L Bates

March 11, 1952February 2, 2020

Joyce Louise (Beets) Bates, age 67, of Knoxville, TN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 2, 2020. She was a member of The Church at Sterchi Hills. Preceded in death by parents, Moss and Nina Beets; husband, Harold Bates; brothers, Kenneth, Wayne, Charles, Layton, and J.D. Beets; sisters, Martha Beets and Kaye Lewellyn. Survived by beloved daughter and son in law Telesa and Mark Weaver; grandchildren, Ashley Davis and husband Jackson, Sgt. Jeremy Weaver, USMC and wife Cheyenne; great grandchildren, who were her “precious darlings” Riley, Emery, and Audrey Davis, and Bradley Weaver; brothers, Moss and Dennis Beets; sister, Bobbie Evans; many loving in laws, nieces, nephews, and friends, whom she considered family. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 – 8 pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. The funeral service will follow. The interment will be 11 am Saturday at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com


  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 8, 2020


Joyce L Bates

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Robert Mikulyak

February 10, 2020

I only knew Joyce for about 6 years until she retired, but for that period of time she had been one of the most welcoming, joyful people I had met in the area. Her smile, wit and joyous attitude will certainly be missed. May God bless her and all her family.

Teresa Chapman

February 5, 2020

Aunt Joyce always had a big smile to share. So glad to have her in my family. I remember riding with her in her Ford Falcon in the back seat with my sister Debbie and Uncle Dennis. Going down Offutt Rd. was better than a Dollywood ride. Our heads would almost touch the headliner when we took a dip in the road. Loved to spend time with all my Aunts and Uncles. I also remember one time we came up on a traffic sign that said SLOW Men working and she said they sure are slow . She will be missed. Condolenses to her son and daughter, grandchildren and brothers and sister. We all loved you.

Brian Kelly

February 5, 2020

Joyce's friendship was genuine,
Her smile was infectious,
Her laughter uplifting and
the goodness of her heart was inspiring.
But foremost, her loving memory is etched in my heart forever.
I send my deepest sympathies to her loving family.
Brian Kelly

Vickie Wilson

February 4, 2020

Bobbie, So sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers