SEXTON, PAULINE WADE - age 103, of Alpharetta, Georgia, formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday afternoon, June 11, 2014. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church, Knoxville, for 68 years. 1934 graduate of Fort Sanders Hospital School of Nursing in Knoxville. Preceded in death by Charles O. Sexton, her beloved and devoted husband of 55 years. Survived by brother, Jack A. Wade of Marietta, Georgia. Pauline is survived by her twin sons, Charles W. and wife Jeane of Canton, Georgia, and Dr. James E. and wife Patricia of Memphis, Tennessee; and daughter, Nancy Bradford of Alpharetta, Georgia; grandsons, Wade Sexton of Alpharetta, Georgia, Hal Bradford of Tacoma Washington, Jimmy Sexton of Memphis, Tennessee, Scott Sexton of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jonathan Sexton of Lexington, Kentucky, and Dr. Barrett Sexton of Memphis, Tennessee, granddaughters, Leslie Ashley of Knoxville, Tennessee, Sonya Mathewson of Alpharetta, Georgia; Kathy Hawks of Roswell, Georgia, and Pamela Gillum of Birmingham, Alabama. Pauline's (Mimi) heart was big, generous, and full of love and laughter. She relished the times spent with her nineteen great grandchildren singing songs with them, clasping a tiny hand and walking with them through her garden, teaching them the names of flowers, birds, and trees. She welcomed a great-great grandbaby last year. Her home was warm and welcoming. There was always an extra chair at the dinner table, always freshly-baked cookies in the cookie jar, always a warm lap for the babies to snuggle and love. Her love was boundless, her faithfulness was endless, and her joy was overflowing, as she completely trusted the Lord Jesus with every aspect of her life and for eternity. Her's was a life well lived! Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons. The funeral will be on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Dr. James E. Sexton officiating. Family and friends will then travel in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for the interment. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 13 to June 14, 2014