Wanda Jay Brummett, age 79, Unicoi, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a Carter County native before moving to Unicoi County in 1954. Wanda is a daughter of the late Omar Simerly and Nettie Berry Cornett.
She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Wanda loved her family dearly and she was a devoted mother and grandmother. Everyone that knew her, called her grandmother. Wanda enjoyed quilting and made quilts for her family. She was the best cook in the world and taught all her children how to cook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Brummett on July 20, 1998; step-father, Lawrence Cornett; one sister, Barbara Miller.
Wanda leaves behind to cherish her memory, five sons: Billy Joe Brummett (Kathy), Shevlin, MN, Jeff Brummett (Reva), Jimmy Brummett (Shelly), Brian Brummett, all of Unicoi, Bobby Brummett (Constance), Knoxville; one daughter, Teresa Lane (Clifford Barnes), Erwin; one sister, Shirley Whitehead (Ed), Johnson City; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Dexter Brummett and Reverend Bernie Jones will officiate at the 7:00 P.M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Committal will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday in the Cornett-Tolley Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Brummett family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi is privileged to serve the Brummett family. (423) 743-1380.