MCABEE, VELMA MARIE - age 93 of Harriman went to be with the Lord Saturday June 28, 2014 at Roane Medical Center. She was a long time member of Trenton Street Baptist Church having been active since 1946 in the Church & Music Ministry. She worked as a teachers aide for 8 years in the school system and 10 years at the Adult Learning Center. Preceded in death by her husband J. Nelson McAbee; parents Fred & Olivia Jones; 1 brother; 4 sisters; and 1 great grandson Jonathan Cope. She was an avid fan of all University of Tennessee sports programs especially the football team. Survivors: daughter, Jennifer Reed & husband Charles of Harriman; son, Ronald McAbee & wife Ava of Harriman; 10 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral 7:00 PM Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Tony Boswell officiating. Interment 3:00 PM Wednesday at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro, NC. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Music Ministry of Trenton Street Baptist Church.


Funeral Home

Kyker Funeral Homes
430 Morgan Avenue Harriman, TN 37748
(865) 882-1515

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 1, 2014