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Geneva Marie Webb

September 17, 1925 — April 11, 2021

Geneva Marie Berrong Webb, 95, passed away peacefully at home on April 11, 2021. Born September 17, 1925 in Maryville, Geneva was a long-time member of Everett Hills Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served on many committees. She Worked at Proffitt’s and then at Alcoa Aluminum Company for 39 years. On August 10, 1945, Geneva married the love of her life, Edwin C. Webb. Geneva was a member of the Everett Hills Hospitality Committee and passionately and expertly provided meals for showers, birthdays, and receptions for decades. Able to make just about anything, she was famous for her sourdough bread, butter mints and lemonade, not to mention her sense of humor and never-ending smile. Always a faithful and selfless woman, Geneva many times said that you should always “try to put yourself in the place of others” and “to put God first, others second, and yourself third.” In her last weeks, “Nene” was surrounded by her family from both near and far. Geneva was preceded in death by her husband in 1981, parents, Bill and Willie Hitson Berrong, uncle & aunt, King and Susie Hitson Berrong, sister Betty Everett, brothers, Charles (Bunny), King Jr., Leon and Bobby Berrong. Affectionately known as “Nene” to most, Geneva is survived by her son, E. Terry Webb (Carol) and daughter Kay Webb Hensley (Bill), grandchildren Doug Hensley (Lisa), Heather Hensley Gates (Jorma), Dr. Chip Webb (Summer), and David Webb (Emily). Geneva loved all children, but especially her great-grandchildren Houston & Jackson Hensley, Cooper & Kendall Webb, Sam & Addie Webb as well as great-great-grandson, Jaevyn Hensley. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Everett Hills Baptist Church (401 S. Everett High Rd, Maryville, 37804) or Blount Memorial Hospice (1095 E. Lamar Alexander, 37804). ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you’ Ephesians 4:32. Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in the Smith Trinity Chapel with funeral service to follow at 7:00 with Rev. Doug Hayes officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the Entombment. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Geneva Marie Webb please visit our Sympathy Store.
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