OBITUARY

Wilma J. Meade

June 3, 1934March 31, 2019
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WILMA JUNE MEADE, age 84 of Bulls Gap (The Romeo Community) went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God in Greeneville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Ebright and Sylvia DeVault Ebright Robinette and step-father Billy Robinette; husband, Paul Meade and son, Michael Ray Meade. She is survived by her sons, Steven Meade and Chris (Elvira Kassimova) Meade; grandchildren, Nicole (Wesley) Barnette, Dominik Meade and Sylvia Meade; great granddaughter, Jaelyn Barnette and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 4, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Brown officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2019 at Stubblefield Funeral Home and go in procession to Hamblen Memory Gardens for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, April 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Wilma J. Meade

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DEBBY MEADE

April 4, 2019

TO A GREAT LADY, WHO WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. YOU WERE THE SWEETEST AND KINDEST MOTHER-IN-LAW AND FRIEND, I WAS BLESSED TO HAVE IN MY LIFE. THERE AREN'T ENOUGH WORDS, TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! SING WITH THE ANGELS, MOM MEADE, NOW YOU'RE AT PEACE!!

Cecil Barnette

April 3, 2019

My Memories of Wilma Meade----will Always be ---about --what a Loving & Kind Woman she was ---to everyone.---She was an inspiration to all who knew her. ---to be like Wilma was to be ---Loving,warm ,kind,understanding----& all the God-like Qualities.--she had them all.--I`m sure she will be with those in heaven-----Paul,Mike, & all the others in her family--that have left us.I`m sad , but I`m happy for her too.

Dave Earnest

April 3, 2019

I remember spending the night with Chris in high school and riding our freestyle bikes all over the place but before we would leave for the day Wilma was already to make us an amazing breakfast which was always so homemade goodness. You will be missed:)

Nicole Meade Barnette

April 2, 2019

You were my precious, precious grandma. I can't put into words how much I will miss you. You've relentlessly prayed for me and unconditionally, unequivocally loved me my entire life. I wouldn't be who I am or where I am today without your support, love, and prayers. You will always be so very, very, very special to me. I am going to be so lost not being able to call you anymore and talk about anything and everything with you. It hurt me so badly to see you suffering the way you did, but it's over now and you are in no more pain and are probably singing away with the angels' choir. Love you so much!

XOXOXO

tracy morgan

April 2, 2019

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Biography

Wilma June Meade was born on June 3, 1934, in Marysville, Ohio. When her Dad died and her Mom remarried, she moved to Columbus, where she met the love of her life, Paul Meade. They were married on September 25, 1954, and had three boys together – Mike, Steve and Chris. They remained best friends and life partners for nearly sixty-three years, until Paul died on September 16, 2017.

When she was a little girl, Wilma wanted to become a nurse. Growing up poor, however, she went to work as a telephone operator when she was sixteen in order to help support her family. She retired in 1983 from Ohio Bell, after thirty-three years with the company.

Although her dream of becoming a nurse went unfulfilled, she nevertheless spent her entire life in the service of others. A lover of all stray animals and lost people, Wilma lived an exemplary life of Christian charity and compassion. Her arms and her heart were always wide open and ready to hug anyone who needed it. Although she wore her heart on her sleeve, she was a rock, and a refuge to both family and friends. She was a sought-after mentor to both new Christians and broken backsliders returning to the fold.

Most of all, she felt called to spread God’s love through singing, a gift that she shared with nearly a dozen church congregations during her 84 years. Some of her last moments she spent singing, “What A Day that Will Be.”

She is dearly missed, and will never be replaced.