Mrs. Letha Ruth Meredith

May 23, 1931June 22, 2018

Letha Ruth Penery Meredith, age 87, joined her loving husband, “Pinky”, in Heaven on June 22, 2018. She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Knoxville and a member of the local Carpenters Union where she worked for many years as their secretary. Letha was an avid UT Vols fan and enjoyed many bus trips with her husband going to games. She also enjoyed eating out with her church senior group. Preceded in death by her parents, Carl H. and Edith L. Penery; husband, Ray “Pinky” Meredith; uncle, Bo Penery. Survivors include her special “adopted” family, Bradley and Dianna Russell; “adopted” grandchildren, Austin and Emily Russell; Aunt, Nancy Penery; cousin, Teresa and Victor Anderson; special friends, Louise Spires and Barbara Huskey. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 27th from 5pm-7pm at Berry Highland South Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow with Rev. Dwight Singleton officiating. Entombment will be Thursday, June 28th at 11 am at Berry Highland South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Galilee Baptist Church, 8622 Pickens Gap Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920. Shared memories and condolences can be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mrs. Letha Ruth Meredith

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Lisa Lawson

July 3, 2018

We used to give each other a hard time and I will miss her. I am glad she is in heaven with her husband now. It was hard seeing such a strong personality become frail in body the last couple years. Now, she has a new strong one again. I am sorry I didn’t get to attend service because my husband was in hospital. Just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you and please let me know if I can help in any way.

Amy Garner

June 24, 2018

Brad and Dianna,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
We were so looking forward to getting to know Letha. I know from what you shared with Carolyn and I, she was a very special person.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Amy Garner
Brookdale Sevierville