Martha Jeanette Stevens

January 24, 1945January 11, 2021

Stevens, Martha Jeanette "Nana" 75 of Knoxville, TN went Home to be with her Lord Monday, January 11, 2021. Jeanette was a long time member of Ball Camp Baptist Church where she loved attending her Sunday School class. She was a dispatcher and EMT for Karns Volunteer Fire Department. Jeanette also worked for Knox County Schools and was an infant care provider with Middlebrook Playschool where she retired. She was preceded in death by parents, Dennis and Irene Garrison. Jeanette is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Emmett "Sonny" Stevens; daughters, Kim (Keith) Ward and Sherrie (Pete) Zaring; son, James (Portia) Stevens; grandchildren, Steven (Sarah) Hittinger, Mark Hittinger, Brandi (Tommy) Proffitt, Caitlin Zaring; great grandchildren, Peyton, Elijah, Emma, and Jax Hittinger, Byron and Brylie Proffitt; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Glenda Stevens. Friends may pay their respects at their convenience Friday, January 15th from 3-7pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home. Graveside service will take place Saturday, January 16th at 11am at Sherwood Memorial Gardens 3176 Airport Hwy. Alcoa, TN 37701 with Rev. Lee Fox officiating. Jeanette was the most beautiful woman in the whole world with the kindest heart. She never judged anyone and always had nice things to say. Her smile could light up a room. We all love you so much and you will be missed. COVID-19 took her away from us.


  • Call of Convenience

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


Martha Jeanette Stevens

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James Stevens

January 15, 2021

Going to miss you mom you was always there for me .it didn't matter how bad I mess up in life you was still there for me. I miss you so I'll see you in heaven love you mom I closed my eyes Monday night I saw blow me a kiss

Chris Clark

January 15, 2021

I worked with Mrs.Jeanette for many years at middlebrook playschool. She was such a sweet person. Sorry for your loss.

John Roth

January 15, 2021

My sincere condolence!

John Roth
Beaver Ridge Lodge

Tonya Mashburn-Cum

January 14, 2021

I am sorry to hear about her passing. She was a great inspiration in my career.

Becky Hayward

January 14, 2021

Ms. Jeanette worked for me at middlebrook playschool, she was such a kind loving person. Will miss her and have wonderful memories of her.

David Gilbert

January 14, 2021

I have such good memories of this fine lady. Had one of her beautifully painted mailboxes for years. Enjoyed working with her in the KVFD. She was a “hard working” kind of person. Thank You Jeanette.

Dianr Hensley

January 13, 2021

Ok one memory. Gosh sitting at the Kerbela Klown Circus watching all the little children and seeing their faces. Listening to the jokes of all the shriners. Eating popcorn and snacks. Talking and laughing. Trying to get up and to the bathroom before everyone else so we didn't have to wait. Going home early with a migraine and getting a call from her worried about me. Getting a call to tell me something silly telling me Caitlin got a cow. Oh gosh I miss her

Pattie Loveday

January 12, 2021

I’m so saddened by Jeanette’s death. She was one of my first friends when I moved to ‘Karns . We spent many a Sunday afternoon at her home. She will be missed.