Willie Matthews Westbrook

March 21, 1923September 7, 2018

Willie Matthews Westbrook, 95, of Knoxville received her angel wings Friday, September 7 2018. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Willie was a founding member of the Martha Washington Heights Garden Club and was elected the first President. Mrs. Westbrook was a Contact volunteer for many years, and a Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant for over 30 years. She also held memberships in Daughters of the American Revolution, Farragut Chapter and Ossoli Circle.

She was an avid gardener, loved flower arranging and planting flowers at her home. She loved to travel the world with her husband Jack. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her deep Christian faith was an inspiration to her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Colonel Jack K. Westbrook and son Matthew K. Westbrook. She is survived by her daughter Haven Jenkins and two grandchildren Caitie E. Jenkins and Lawson W. Jenkins and sister Carole Atkins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 9am to 11am at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37919. A funeral service will be held at 11am with a graveside service to follow at Berry Highland Memorial, officiated by Rev. Gordon Ridenour. Friends may visit to leave their thoughts and memories.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Susan Miller

September 11, 2018

We were neighbors of Willie and Jack for many years, and we have fond memories of our times together. Willie always talked of her love for Jack and her children and grandchildren. We send our love and support to her family.
With Love,
Susan Miller
Stephen Anthony

Steve Robertson

September 11, 2018

I am sorry to see that your mother passed away. It has been a while, but I do remember her from the old days. My condolences to you and your family.