MYNATT, JEAN T. - of North Knoxville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Jean was a lovely, elegant lady who loved deeply. She was born in McLeod, Texas to David and Emma Sybilla Taylor. She was the last of thirteen children. She had a very large and wonderful family who loved much. Jean met the love of her life, Jim Mynatt in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was stationed at Harding Field and she was working. They were married in a double wedding ceremony with their best friends. Jim always claimed that he was married to two women. They had many fun-filled years. They moved to Knoxville where they had two daughters. Jean joined Fifth Avenue Baptist Church where Jim and his family were members. She became extremely involved and their lives centered around the church and friends. She was a Sunday school teacher, WMU member, Hospitality Chairperson, choir member and Deacon. She was very active in PTA and also President of the state board which involved much travel. Jean started working outside the home in the Knoxville City School System in the central office. When Fourth Circuit Court was started, she became secretary to the judge where she remained for forty-one years. She loved it with a passion and always created a welcoming environment for everyone that came through those doors. She considered it not just a job but her ministry. Those remaining to celebrate her home-going are daughters Kathy Georgi (Don) and Judy Pyne (Randy); granddaughter Christy Turner (Matt) and great-granddaughter Emma. She also leaves many wonderful nieces and nephews and special friend and caregiver whom she loved dearly, Barbara Goodman and special friend Virginia Hamilton. A funeral service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Rose Mortuary officiated by Dr. Don Olive. Family and friends will meet at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11:30 a.m. interment service. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2014
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