Leezetta Jones-Terrell

08/08/1949 – 01/31/2022

Obituary for Leezetta Jones-Terrell

Leezetta Jones-Terrell, born August 8, 1949, to the late Walter and Josephine Spears of Knoxville, Tennessee, went home to Glory on January 31, 2022, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.  

She was educated in the Knoxville City School system. She later obtained her certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant from Austin Evening School. She utilized this certification in her position at Lakeshore Mental Health Hospital where she worked for more than 30 years before retiring.

She was a devoted and faithful member of Martin Chapel United Methodist Church where she served in various capacities which included the Senior Choir, Communion Usher, Finance Committee, United Methodist Women and Outreach Food ministries.

She was preceded in death by her late husband Frank Terrell, her son Edward Grant Jones, Jr., her brothers Bruce and Arthur Spears and grandparents, The Reverend Joseph F. & Wilma Maddox.

Leezetta leaves to cherish her memories, Children:  Larketta Patterson-Johnson of Edwardsville, Illinois; Edward Lee Jones,  Regina Davis and LaTosha (Xavier) Barton all of Knoxville, Tennessee and daughter-in-law, Deloise Terrell of Antioch, Tennessee;  Grandchildren: Mackenzie Patterson of Saint Louis, Missouri, Edward Lee Jones II of Columbus, Ohio, Elise’ Jones, Samira Emani Jones of Knoxville, Tennessee, Trevor Terrell, Victoria Terrell of Antioch, Tennessee, Jevon Barton and 

Taliya Barton of Knoxville, Tennessee and great grandson, Ke’Ontae Terrell, of Antioch, Tennessee; Sisters: Bonnie (Joe) Garner and Rose (Charles) Turner of Knoxville, Tennessee; Brothers: Walter (Marilyn) Spears of Knoxville, Tennessee and W.L. (Gilda) Spears of Sarasota Florida; Sisters-in-law: Mary Gardner of Detroit, Michigan, Beverly Goines of Memphis, Tennessee and LaTanya (Dennis) Upton of Knoxville, Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends.

The family will receive friends Wednesday February 9, 2022 from 11:30a until 12:30pm at Martin Chapel United Methodist Church, 1746 Ohio Ave followed by Homegoing Service at 12:30p with Rev. Walter Cross officiating and Graveside service at 3:00p at Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens 3176 Airport Highway Alcoa, Tennessee. 

Arrangements by Jarnigans & Son Mortuary 2823 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee. 865-524-5575

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Receiving of Friends

Wednesday February 9, 2022
11:30am – 12:30pm
Martin Chapel United Methodist Church
1746 Ohio Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921

Funeral Service

Wednesday February 9, 2022
Martin Chapel United Methodist Church
1746 Ohio Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921


Wednesday February 9, 2022
Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens
3176 Airport Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701



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