Emily Ann Blanton Mathis

4/5/1942 – 04/09/2021

Obituary for Emily Ann Blanton Mathis

Emily Ann Blanton Mathis, was born April 5,1942 to James B. Blanton Jr and Martha Luckey
Blanton, the eldest of five. Departed this life April 9, 2021.
She was a member of First AME Zion Church 63 years and served in many capacities.
She loved to sing and sang many years with the United Fellowship Mass Choir, under the directionof the late Robert Spencer. She retired from Knox County Schools, Food Service, mostly at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet, after 27 years of service. She was an integral part of Because They’re Special Day Care, for many years. A very loving, caring, and devoted person, always serving others. Preceded in death by her parents; her brother, James B. Blanton III, and her daughter Mary Linda. Survived by three daughters Marilynn Mathis, Kimberly Strickland, Debra Washington; two sons Christopher Dexter, and James E. Mathis Sr (Juvena) all of Knoxville; sisters, Rose B. Davis, Paulette B. Herbin; brother, Michael W. Blanton; Emily was blessed with thirteen grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren and numerous other relatives, friends, and acquaintances that shall long cherish
her memory.

Public viewing on Thursday April 22, 2021 from 12noon till 8pm
Public Walk–Thru from 11am-Noon
Service 12 Noon
First AME Zion Church
1900 McCalla Ave
Jarnigan and Son Mortuary
The Family respectfully request that COVID- 19 Guidelines be Followed

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Open Visitation

Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00PM – 8:00PM
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

Walk Through

Friday, April 23, 2021
11:o0AM – 12:00PM
First AME Zion Church
1900 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Funeral Service

Friday, April 23, 2021
First AME Zion Church
1900 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Graveside Service

Friday, April 23, 2021
Berry Highland South Cemetery
9010 W Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920





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