Berry Highland South

9010 Simpson RD, Knoxville, TN


Virginia June SHINLEVER

November 17, 1928February 6, 2020

Virginia June Savage Shinlever, age 91 of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2020 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother sister and friend. She loved making quilts, doing needle-work, puzzles, Nintendo games, and playing piano. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Louis Shinlever; daughter, Carolyn Virginia Shinlever and son, John Edward Shinlever; parents, James Edward Savage and Eartis Edna Dishman Savage; brothers, Edward, Walter, Willard, Dale, Worley; and sisters, Francis and Myrtle. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her sons, Pat, Allen; daughters, Norma, Gail; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends. Receiving of Friends will be on Wednesday, February 12th from 5:00-7:00pm at Berry Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 E Simpson Road. The Funeral Service is Thursday, February 13th at 12:00pm at Berry Highland South, with Pastor Don Olive officiating. The Graveside Service will follow. Online condolences may be made at berryhighlandsouth.com.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 13, 2020


Virginia June SHINLEVER

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Gail Traylor

February 12, 2020

What I remember most is how you loved and cared for your family. You made me quilts. On Saturday you would go grocery shopping at Cas walkers and come home and cook hamburgers and everyone would sit around and talk.on Sunday you took me to church. What I will miss the most is sitting and talking with you and watching the golden girls. I love you very much Mom !!!

Sara Adkins

February 11, 2020

I have so many memories but most of all I will always remember you were always there for all of us and how you loved us so much. You helped me become the woman I am today. I will always carry you in my heart. I was so blessed to have you as my grandma!!!

Tara B

February 11, 2020

She will always be our beloved grandmother who would have given the shirt off her back if it meant helping another. We will miss you dearly.

Ashley Rifenburg

February 10, 2020

I have a lifetime of memories, from Saturday nights spending to go to church the next day. Grandma playing Yoshi’s cookies and Dr.Mario on her nitendo. The first time she met her great grandson Aiden. Her making the family quilts. She was a awesome woman that is very loved and greatly missed.

Jewel Lowery

February 8, 2020

Jayden Traylor, Jason Berggren Jr., And myself send our condolences for Grandma and the entire family she will be greatly missed...
Jewel (Niki)

Mary & Wayne Lee

February 8, 2020

Gail & Stephanie , Sara & Andy we're so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all as well as the rest of the family. God Bless you all. Love Wayne & Mary..