With profound sadness we announce the death of our loving mother, Mary Anna King. She passed peacefully at the age of 91 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the family home surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter. First and fore most she was a dedicated matriarch and loved her role as “Nana”. Her vivacious personality always made those around her smile and laugh. After a brief career with American Airlines, she chose a career of devoted wife and mother. She was happiest surrounded by friends and family. Until her health condition made it impossible, she was an active member of Broadway United Methodist Church, attending Iva Moore Sunday School Class and serving as President of United Methodist Women. She was also a dedicated servant to the Blount County community as President of Maryville Junior Service League, and Co-Chairperson of Blount County Dogwood Arts. She graduated from Everett High School in 1948, proud of her role as majorette. She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Marvin Eugene (Gene) King, Jr. Survived by daughters, Kim (Chris) Campbell, Karen King, Kathy (Bill) Myers; grandchildren, Chrisser (Maggie) Campbell, Jessica (Tucker) Giles, Jacob Durant and Bailey, Eli Durant and Natalie; great-grandchildren, Maybree, Rosie and Sutton Giles; brother, Don (JoAnn) Wilson; loving sister and faithful caregiver, Joyce Thomas; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the employees of Blount Memorial Palliative and Hospice Care, with special thanks to Nurse Practioner, Julie and nurses, Hiroko and Wendy. The family will host a Celebration of Life reception for all family and friends on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the Life Event Center, 1410 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Broadway Methodist Brown Food Pantry, 309 E. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37804 or Maryville Junior Service League, P.O. Box 6373, Maryville, TN 37802. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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