Jewell Doris Bennett, age 87, 890 Rock Creek Road Apt. 1, Erwin, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was a native of Tipton Hill, NC and moved to Unicoi County in 1968. Jewell was a daughter of the late Claude and Texie Peterson Bennett. She retired from Industrial Garment where she worked as a seamstress. Jewell attended Southside Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: I. M. Bennett and Claude Bennett; three sisters: Mable McCurry, Ethel McCurry and Belvie Branche.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories, two sons: Garry Willis and wife, Lesia, Unicoi, Terry Willis and wife, Elizabeth, Erwin; two daughters: Negatha Peterson and husband, Larry, Erwin, Kathy Garland and husband, Mark, Bakersville, NC; one sister, Ora Harrell, Erwin; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Roselawn Memory Gardens. Reverend Kevin Laws will officiate. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 P.M. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in memory of Jewell to: Southside Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1313 Chestoa Pike, Erwin, TN 37650.
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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Bennett/Willis family. (423) 743-1380.