Virginia Bowers, age 86 of Maryville, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 31, 2021. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Virginia retired from the State of Tennessee. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to sew, garden, and was an avid Lady Vols fan. Preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Bowers; parents, Horace and Emma Roberson and siblings. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Rickey Chambers; grandchildren, Chad and Jennifer Kirkland, Ben and Sarah Kirkland, Holley and Tony Childress; great-grandchildren, Alivia Lynn, Ashlynn, Sophie; grand-dog, Wade; sister, Maxine Dunn all of Maryville; brother-in-law, Charles Overby of Chattanooga. A special thanks to the caregivers, Julie and Mark Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37919. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00 AM for Private Graveside Service and Interment Thursday, February 4, 2021 at East Maryville Baptist Church Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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