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Nelda Jean Burch

December 4, 1946 — September 11, 2022

Knoxville

 

Nelda Jean (Millsaps) Burch, age 75 of Knoxville, joined the heavenly angels Sunday, September 11, 2022. Nelda was a 1964 graduate of Everett High School and retired from Knox County Schools. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was the bravest and most courageous woman ever. Preceded in death by her father, Vernon Ruel Millsaps; mother, Genia Bowers Millsaps; father-in-law, Charles William Burch; mother-in-law, Eula Jane Burch. Survived by husband of 56 years, Tommy Burch; son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Lisa Burch; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Joel Reeves; twin sister and brother-in-law, Dean and Grady Houk; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Carlotta Millsaps; grandchildren, Ryan Davis and wife, Taylor, Jake Reeves, Talon Burch; great-grandchildren, Andi Jane Davis, Myla Jean Davis; special neighbors, Susan and Jeff; special friend, Lisa Jamison. Family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors of UT Medical Center, with special thanks to Dr. Morris and Dr. Langley. Flowers welcomed or please consider a donation in her name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087. Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 PM Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Smith West Chapel. The Funeral Service will follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Keith Johnson officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 3:00 PM for Interment on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Eusebia Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFunerlandCremation.com

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

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Friday, September 16, 2022

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